Women & Leadership Australia has opened nominations for the 2024 Australian Awards for Excellence in Women’s Leadership.
The awards recognise and celebrate women and gender-diverse people who have demonstrated outstanding leadership to deliver positive outcomes for women, girls and other groups facing disadvantage.
The purpose of these awards is to increase visibility and momentum for more diversity in leadership across Australian society, and to recognise those who contribute time, effort, and energy into making this happen.
The accolades are given annually, both at National and State/Territory levels.
Karen Taylor, CEO of Women & Leadership Australia, says championing equality in leadership is as critical as ever.
“At the heart of progress lies recognition, and the Australian Awards for Excellence in Women’s Leadership serve as a shining light on those who are making waves in equity for women, girls or other underrepresented groups. We firmly believe that encouraging celebration and acknowledgment of women and gender-diverse people’s achievements is not just essential, but a fundamental driver of the change we want to see in leadership.”
Karen Mundine, CEO of Reconciliation Australia, won the National Award in 2023, joining a distinguished list of past recipients including Natasha Stott Despoja AO, Nova Peris OAM, Julia Gillard AC, Tracey Spicer AM and more.
Ms Mundine said of the honour, “To achieve real, meaningful change – to our systems, to the way things have been done in the past – we need to have a diversity of people at the table. I remind all women, don’t underestimate what you might bring to the table – own it, everything you know you are, and all the things that you’re not – your perspective is unique.”
Nominations for the 2024 Awards are open to the public and will close on Friday 27th October 12pm AEDT. To nominate, visit the Women & Leadership Australia website.
Recipients of the National Award and State and Territory awards will be announced in early 2024.