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All Australians are invited to nominate an outstanding individual that meets the broad criteria.

Nomination criteria

Nominations will be accepted for people who have contributed significantly to elevating the visibility and importance of Australian women receiving equitable access to higher levels of leadership across all industry and all forms of organisation. The “contribution” can be by way of direct and intended achievements/deeds i.e. affecting legislation, instituting company policy or any form of indirect or unintended achievements/deeds: i.e. inspirational performance and high achievement. The nomination criteria are designed to minimise bias. As such the nomination criterion is sufficiently broad to ensure that no single individual nominee is favoured. The purpose of this nomination process is to identify a short-list of finalists through which the winners for each category will be selected. Successful nominees will be contacted by WLA on behalf of the wider WLA community to seek their consent and acceptance of the nominated award prior to the award announcements. The 2018 Awards for Excellence in Women’s Leadership will be presented at the 2018 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums.

  • Nominees must be 18 years or older from 1st January 2017.
  • Nominees must have been employed and/or resided within Australia between January 1st , 2017 and November 30th  2017. Whilst an emphasis will be placed on the achievements of the nominee during 2017, nominations may also refer to actions that commenced before that time and continued into the application period, particularly in any instance where prior activity served as a foundation for ongoing and more current activities.
  • Nominations will close on Friday 24th November.

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2018 NOMINATIONS OPEN

Now in its fifth year, the Australian Awards for Excellence in Women’s Leadership recognises the contribution of individuals to the advancement of gender equality at a National and State/Territory level. More specifically the award recognises contribution of individuals that through the visibility of their actions have significantly improved the likelihood of Australian women receiving equitable access to higher levels of leadership and responsibility.

Nominations for the award can be submitted for people who have contributed significantly to elevating the visibility and importance of Australian women receiving equitable access to higher levels of leadership across all industry and all forms of organisation.

The underlying purpose of The Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership is to increase visibility and momentum for the push for Australian women to receive equitable access to higher levels of leadership and responsibility across all industries and the broader Australian community.

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