Panellists announced for women awards

Dianne Pont

Three former Women in Community Life Awards winners have been announced as panellists to decide this year’s winners.

Robyn Davis, Dianne Pont and Issara Saeyim are the judges for the awards that will be presented as part of the City of Greater Geelong’s International Women’s Day celebrations on Friday March 8.

The annual awards acknowledge the contribution women have made to the Greater Geelong community, and in particular, the impact they have made to promote and advocate for the advancement of gender equality.

Winners will be announced across seven categories sponsored by local organisations: First Nations Woman, Climate Action, Disability Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Human Rights, and Leadership in Women’s Health.

The UN Women global theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is Count Her In: Accelerating gender equality through economic empowerment.

“Gender equity acknowledges the critical work of women in our community and is one of the City’s five health and wellbeing priorities as laid out in our 2021-2025 Community Plan,” mayor Trent Sullivan said.

“The City is proud to recognise and celebrate the valuable contributions of women across our region.”

Councillor Melissa Cadwell, Chair of Women in Community Life Advisory Committee praised the ongoing success of the Women in Community Life Awards in providing an opportunity to acknowledge the women contributing to gender equity and inclusion in the community.

“It’s great to honour and celebrate the award nominees and panellists, who have taken responsibility in representing and improving our great community,” she said.

For more information visit the Women in Community Life Awards webpage or email