International Women's Day

2020 Winners

Cairns Regional Council Woman of the Year - Amanda Lee-Ross

Cairns Central Young Woman of the Year - Shai Ager

Channel 7 People's Choice Award - Shai Ager

Cairns Hardware Scholarship - Kate Boylan-Ascione

International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on 8 March each year - in 2021 it will be celebrated on Monday 8 March.

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.

In 2018 Council established a scholarship with the purpose of encouraging women to achieve an important goal and to support their valuable contribution to our community.  See the previous winners of the scholarship award.

Each year, Council hosts a breakfast to celebrate women who have made an outstanding contribution to our community by presenting three award categories; Woman of the Year, Young Woman of the Year and a Scholarship award. 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. In 2020 the mantra is "an equal world is an enabled world", where we celebrate women and in particular women of all ethnicities.

#EachForEqual

To Nominate

To nominate a Woman/Young Woman of the Year, or nominate/self-nominate for the scholarship, complete the nomination form via one of the options below and submit by Monday 24 February 2020.
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OR download the International Women's Day Nomination Form ( PDF, 1.4 MB ) and submit to RSVP@cairns.qld.gov.au or post to Cairns Regional Council Woman of the Year Award, PO Box 359, Cairns Qld 4870

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.

Hosted by Channel 7's Sharyn Ghidella,you will hear from inspiring speakers including key note speaker Professor Hurriyet Babacan (author, awarded an Order of Australia and Bi-Centenary Medal), and Roz Pulley (journalist and 2019 Woman of the Year Winner), with fashion parades by Cairns Central.

Ticket price includes a hot breakfast, tea and coffee, live entertainment, a fashion parade and more! There will be a lucky ticket number prize drawn for a major prize worth over $1000.

The 2020 Woman and Young Woman of the Year Awards will be announced at the breakfast, along with the announcement of the Scholarship to a woman in our community, and the inaugural Channel 7 People's Choice Award.

  • When: Friday 6 March 2020
  • Time: 7:30am - 9:30am (doors open at 7:00am).
  • Where: Cairns Convention Centre
  • Cost: $42 (includes ticketing fees). Discount when purchasing a table of 10. Click the button to book book here buttonor phone 1300 855 835.
  • Tickets must be scanned at the door for entry to the event.

2020 Cairns Regional Council Woman of the Year Award and Cairns Central Young Woman of the Year

The 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.

Categories:

  • Woman of the Year
  • Young Woman of the Year (nominees must be aged under 25 as at 1 January 2020)
  • Channel 7 People's Choice - voted on by those who purchase a ticket to the breakfast (a link will be sent to your email)

2020 Cairns Hardware International Women's Day Scholarship

Council has established a $2000 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

Major Sponsor

Cairns Central

Media Partner

Channel 7

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Last updated: 08 April 2020