Greater Shepparton Women's Charter Women's Award 2021

Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter is a group of passionate Women from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the advancement and recognition of women within the Greater Shepparton region.

The Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter is a committee of the Greater Shepparton City Council and is part of a broader network of Local Government Area (LGA) advisory committees across the state. The Charter recognises the need to increase women’s participation in key decision making forums in the community and in democratic governance.

The Charter provides advice to Council on issues relating to the Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter and its key principles, makes recommendations to encourage delivery of these, ensures there is opportunity for the women of Greater Shepparton to access information about Council and be aware of leadership opportunities with Council, as well as promoting local leadership opportunities.

2021 Women’s Award

The Charter’s Women’s Award is a celebration of excellence highlighting the achievements and community impact that local women have made within Greater Shepparton in supporting the advancement of gender equity, embracing diversity and making a difference in the lives of Greater Shepparton community members.

Nominations will be accepted from all walks of life, roles and ranks, ethnicity and sexuality. No efforts are too large or too small. Quite simply, if you identify as a woman, and have brought about change in the space of gender equity, been a role model for others, and have embraced diversity, then it’s your time to shine.

For those women wanting to nominate themselves, we applaud and support you. The process can reaffirm your commitment, as you stop to reflect on your achievements and focus on what you hope to achieve in the future.

Judging Criteria and Selection Panel

Provide a short summary, of the nominee’s background, achievements and how she contributes to making a difference in the Greater Shepparton community and how these contributions align with the Charter’s guiding principles of:

  • Gender Equity
  • Diversity
  • Active Citizenship

Give examples of how you/they embrace diversity, lead, support or mentor others to promote equity, and reflect on what you/they may have learned.

The entry needs to be detailed and provide an accurate picture of the nominees achievements , as judging will be based on the information provided within this submission and a conversation with the nominees references.

Language should not be a barrier to telling a story. Be inventive; use your individual strengths to explain how you have met the criteria, this can include using video if preferred.

There is a panel of three judges comprising of members of the Greater Shepparton Women’s Committee. All nominees will be notified.

The recipient of the Women’s Award will be announced at the International Women’s Day 2021 event held in March 2021. Information about this event will be released closer to the date with nominee contacted by Council with details.

Nomination Form

Nominations close at 12 noon on 11 February 2021.

* Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

Part 1: Information about the nominee

Part 2: Information about the person making the nomination

Part 3: Why should this nominee receive the Women's Award?

Remember the information on this form is the only information the judges will have to choose the successful nominee, so tell us as much as you can about the nominee and include specific descriptive details rather than general statements.

(Example – What groups/networks has the nominee being involved in? / Background of nominee)

(Examples – has the nominee driven a community program or initiative or been involved in mentoring?)

Part 4: Referee information

Please provide details for one or more referees who can provide information about the nominee.

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