Support from the Aurizon Community Giving Fund towards the Strong Women Leadership Program, of which the awards are a part, has enabled awards finalists from across the state to access subsidies enabling their participation in the QRRRWN state conference in Emerald and its program of personal and professional development as well as valuable networking opportunities. A reach of almost 50 000 engagements on social media has been the result of a successful campaign of profile raising of the program finalists – offering recognition for the work they do in their communities, businesses and through their employment.
In congratulating this year’s winners, Ms Mobbs said, ‘Without the assistance from Aurizon, as well as sponsors, Panda Pearls and the Queensland Country Life, initiatives like the Strong Women Leadership Program could not occur. These organisations and businesses have strong connections across the state so they absolutely appreciate how important it is that our women are recognised and championed in this way.’
‘The judges have said they were especially inspired by the entrants in the Young Women categories. At a time when many young people might just be focused on their personal plans and objectives, these young women are looking beyond themselves and making vital impacts in their communities. They are such important role models for others.’ Alison Mobbs, QRRRWN President said.
‘For so many Queenslanders women such as those nominated for the SWLA awards provide support, opportunities, connection, and services that enhance our lives in ways we often overlook. We are proud that the SWLA program recognizes and shines a spotlight to honour them in this way.’