International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on 8 March each year.
The purpose of the day is to recognise women and their achievements regardless of nationality, ethnicity or cultural, political or economic background. See the previous winners of this award.
Each year, Council hosts a breakfast to celebrate women who have made an outstanding contribution to our community by presenting two award categories; Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year. The winner's achievements can be social, economic, cultural and/or political.
International Women's Day has been occurring for well over a century and grows from strength to strength.
Check back for information on IWD events early 2018.
2017 Cairns Regional Council Woman of the Year Awards
The Cairns Regional Council Woman of the Year Awards recognises women who have demonstrated courage and/or have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in the Cairns Regional Council area.
- Cairns Regional Council Woman of the Year
- Cairns Regional Council Young Woman of the Year (nominees must be aged under 25 as at 1 January 2017)
Complete the nomination form and submit by Tuesday 28 February 2017.
- apply using the online nomination form;
- print out and fill in the nomination form ( PDF, 2.08 MB ) and submit it by post (along with any supporting attachments), or
- complete the fillable form ( PDF, 2.08 MB ), save it to your computer and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with any supporting attachments.
Winners will be announced at Council's International Women's Day breakfast being held at Hilton Cairns on Wednesday 8 March 2017. Doors open at 7am for a 7:30am start.
There will be motivating speakers, raffles, prizes and a delicious hot plated breakfast.
Tickets are $35 per person. Book your ticket through ticketLiNK on ph: 1300 855 835 or online.
Become a sponsor!
By getting behind a local event as a sponsor, you will be directly contributing to the well being of our community and the liveabiity of our city. Investing in International Women's Day will help you reach local target markets and showcase your products and services.
In return, your brand will be viewed as being an active participant in the development of our community and have the opportunity for exposure to those who are most likely to seek your services.
Download a sponsorship prospectus ( PDF, 1.4 MB ) or contact the Senior Events Officer on 07 4044 3261 or email@example.com.