Celebrate Being an Australian 2024

Celebrate Being An Australian 2024.

 

We all enjoyed an uplifting event at Parliament House NSW on Monday, the 22nd of January, 2024.

With our Affiliated Organisations, we recognised fifteen remarkable women for their outstanding resilience and dedication to their studies during their postgraduate or honours year.

The presence of Her Excellency, The Honorable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW and Patron of NCWNSW, added to the joy as she warmly welcomed and presented awards to the deserving awardees.

Dr. Briony Scott’s impactful and inspiring keynote left a lasting impression, filling the room with positive energy. Special thanks to Yvonne Weldon AM, Councillor, City of Sydney, for the gracious Welcome to the Country and The Honourable Jodie Harrison MP for hosting us at Parliament House.

Congratulations to fifteen remarkable Awardees.

To our Awards Convenor, ‘Tricia Blombery, our volunteers and all those from our Executive Committee, a big ‘thank you’.

Thank you to Michael Mannington OAM for the photos from the day. A link is at the bottom of the page.

 

Nominate a deserving recipient for the 2025 event. Nominations open July 2024.

 

RECIPIENTS OF AWARDS:

EMMA CIECHAN

Bachelor of Information Studies (Librarianship)

Charles Sturt University

SPONSOR: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA)

 

ANGELA DIZON

Social Work

Australian Catholic University – Strathfield Campus

SPONSOR: Catholic Women’s League Archdiocese of Sydney

 

TAYLOR DRAYTON

Veterinary Biology / Veterinary Science 

Charles Sturt University

SPONSOR: Country Women’s Association of NSW – Mascot Branch

 

DAISY YUI-TUNG GRADY

Bachelor of Veterinary Science / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 

University of Sydney

SPONSOR: Country Women’s Association of NSW – Sydney City Branch

 

MARTHA HARVEY

Bachelor of Forensic Science / Bachelor of Criminology

The University of Technology Sydney

SPONSOR: County Women’s Association of NSW – Sydney City Branch

 

ZOE JURD

Social Science / Midwifery 

University of Newcastle

SPONSOR: Mrs Alice Arnott Oppen OAM

Founder and Chair of Women’s Plans Foundation

 

DANYA KAPLAN

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Advanced)

The University of Sydney

SPONSOR: National Council of Jewish Women of Australia NSW Division

 

HANNAH KOLOS

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

University of Sydney

SPONSOR: The Women’s Club

 

MONICA McMAHON

Education

University of Newcastle

SPONSOR: Graduate Women – NSW (GW-NSW)

 

FLEUR MULCAHY

Law / Philosophy

SPONSOR: Catholic Women’s League Australia – NSW

 

BELINDA O’CONNELL – MILNER

Bachelor of Speech Therapy

Western Sydney University

SPONSOR: Sydney Mechanic’s School of Arts (SMSA)

 

MONIKA POPOVSKI

The Women’s College

The University of Sydney

SPONSOR: The Sydney University Women’s Group

 

EMILY SMITH

Nursing

The University of Technology Sydney

SPONSOR: The Zonta Club of Sydney

 

SHARNA’E TANTI

Paramedicine

School of Health Science, Western Sydney University

SPONSOR: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA)

 

NATASHA YACOUB

Refugee Law Scholar

Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law 

University of New South Wales

SPONSOR: Soroptimist International – Region of NSW

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 Get Involved in the 2025 National Council of Women NSW celebration.

Criteria:

  • Awardees should be free to attend the NCW NSW Australia Day Luncheon in January 2024 to receive the award in person.
  • Awardees should be Australian (citizens or permanent residents) women students of achievement, particularly in their postgraduate or late undergraduate years.
  • The Award is to assist and encourage the awardee in her chosen discipline in specific research in a Post-graduate course or the honours year.
  • The Award is to assist deserving students, not necessarily the top student in the course.
  • Preference should be given to a student who has achieved good grades throughout her course despite being disadvantaged by illness, physical disability, financial need, family circumstances or other hardship.

The selection process will be undertaken by the faculty of the participating university or specific body but will be subject to final approval by the Sponsor and the NCW NSW Awards Committee.

Sponsors are encouraged to nominate a university, department, or course but may just nominate a field of research.

     

    A special Thank you to our Photographer, Michael Mannington OAM.