This Award is an annual celebration of women who make a difference in the community and aims to acknowledge women whose actions positively impact others in the region.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias.
Nominations were judged using the following criteria:
- How the nominee made a difference to the community, particularly in the Greater Shepparton area
- How the nominee has acknowledged and embraced diversity
- How the Nominee has inspired and encouraged women
Arti was chosen as the recipient for the award due to her incredible work involving bringing the community together. Some of Arti’s achievements include:
- Founding the Human Book Club, a community connections program held monthly at the Shepparton Library.
- Through the pandemic, Arti adapted the Human Book Club and created Human Chapters, another initiative she has undertaken, linking in with participants through Facebook, podcasts and other platforms.
- Arti has also created a volunteer program, the Communicate with Confidence Program, to help the CALD community build their skills, through St Paul’s African House.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Councillor Kim O’Keeffe said it is incredibly important to celebrate days of significance such as International Women’s Day, and the annual Women’s Award is a great way to achieve this.
“We are very lucky to have so many wonderful women in our region. I’d like to congratulate Arti on being the 11th recipient of this wonderful award. Thank you for the wonderful support and positive difference you’ve made in our community,” she said.
“International Women’s Day is an opportunity to both celebrate our local women, to seek out a better understanding of their stories and pave the way for the younger generations of women to #BreakTheBias.”
For more information, visit Council’s website, https://greatershepparton.com.au/community/neighbourhoods/gswcac
Follow our social media to stay up to date with the latest videos from International Women’s Day. Council will be highlighting the stories of local women and how they #BreakTheBias in their everyday lives.