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Women’s Charter Committee Women’s Award now open

The Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Committee (GSWCC) is encouraging members of the Greater Shepparton community to nominate themselves or an individual for the Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Committee Women’s Award.

The purpose of the Women’s Award is to recognise women who make a difference to the community in which they live, work, study or volunteer. The Women’s Award is about acknowledging women whose actions positively impact upon women within the Greater Shepparton area.

Nominations will be judged using the following criteria:

  • How the nominee represented the values of the Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter of Gender Equity, Diversity and Active Citizenship in their involvement with Greater Shepparton
  • How the nominee contributed to improving opportunities and empowering women within Greater Shepparton
  • Why have the nominees actions have made a difference in for women and girls in Greater Shepparton

Council’s Acting Manager Community Wellbeing, Rachael Frampton, believes recognising people who have made a positive difference to women’s lives is important.

“The GSWCC is aware there is a lot of great work going on in our community – especially work that is having a positive impact on women and women’s issues”, said Ms Frampton.

“The GSWCC acknowledges this work and wants the opportunity to highlight the efforts of people within the community, in the hope that it will inspire others.”

The Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Committee (GSWCC) is an advisory committee of the Greater Shepparton City Council, and is part of a broader network of Council’s supporting the Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter.

The GSWCC is made up of community members and, with Council support, aims to increase women’s participation in key decision making forums, opportunities for women, gender equity and diversity.

Nomination forms and further information about the Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Advisory Committee Women’s Award can be found here.

Nominations forms can also be obtained at the Greater Shepparton City Council Offices, 90 Welsford Street or by contacting Council by phone on (03) 5832 9700 or by email to

Nominations can also be received in video format, addressing the criteria in the nomination form, these can be uploaded to YouTube or provided on a USB.

Nominations close on 12 noon 5 February 2021.


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