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.
2018 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 2018)
Complete a nomination form and submit by Wednesday 28 February 2018.
2018 International Women's Day Scholarship
Council has established a $2,000 Scholarship with the purpose of encouraging women to achieve an important goal and to support their valuable contribution to our community.
To be eligible:
- Women must be actively pursuing a goal and/or making a contribution to women in the Cairns Community
- The grant should be made to support the recipients education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement
Complete the nomination form and submit by Wednesday 28 February 2018.
International Women's Day Breakfast & Awards Presentation
Cairns Regional Council’s International Women’s Day Breakfast celebrates women who have made an outstanding contribution to our community.
You will hear from motivating speakers including Charmaine Saunders from Mainie who invests in the economic development of Aboriginal women artists, and Kate Fern (Power of the Pallets; last year’s Woman of the Year Winner).
The 2018 Woman and Young Woman of the Year Awards will be announced at the hot-plated breakfast, along with the announcement of the inaugural Scholarship to a woman in our community
- When: Thursday 8 March 2018. 7:30pm
- Time: 7:30am (doors open at 7:00am).
- Where: Pullman Cairns International - Grand ballroom
- Cost: $40. Book now at Ticketlink or phone 1300 855 835.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.