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Do you know an amazing local woman who deserves recognition? Nominations are now open for the 2018 ACT Women’s Awards. The ACT Women’s Awards honour individual women who have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in the ACT. In 2018 There will be three categories of awards: ACT Woman of […]read more
Jamila Rizvi has this week gone public with the news she has been diagnosed with a rare but benign brain tumour. She will have surgery in the new year and remains upbeat regarding a full and fast recovery. Prior to her diagnosis, she spoke to Emma Macdonald about her journey so far and the success […]read more
Inspiration for higher study is often a very personal one. While undergraduates pursue degrees to land that first job as “the thing you do after school”, or perhaps just to please older generations, higher or further study is usually motivated by an event or a passion. For Masters student Michelle Le it was a year […]read more
Canberra’s Caitlin Figueiredo is just one of two Australians to receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. According to the Awards website: “Caitlin is working to […]read more
From Canberra radio darling to internet sensation, it’s been a big couple of years for Tanya Hennessy. From her hilarious ‘Things People Say To…‘ videos to her #realtalk articles, Tanya won hearts around the globe, amassing nearly one million Facebook followers. But it wasn’t just the general public who became obsessed with her. She’s starred […]read more
A Yass family respite provider, a disability advocate and social innovator, and a climate adaptation expert from Canberra have shared in $1 million in AMP Tomorrow Fund grants. Natasha ‘Tash’ Maguire, Nipuni ‘Nip’ Wijewickrema and Tayanah O’Donnell have been named 2017 AMP Tomorrow Makers, the three local women among 45 individuals making a positive impact on the nation […]read more
Though originally most likely the result of a batch of toffee gone awry, fudge has been anything but a mistake for Alicia Hyblewski. After spending 20-odd years in the property and business industry, and with an MBA under her belt to boot, Alicia realised the boardroom didn’t have the flash of entrepreneurship and innovation she […]read more
An Indigenous entrepreneur, a prize-winning biophysicist, a youth and outreach worker and a tireless supporter of sick kids have been recognised in the 2018 ACT Australian of the Year Awards. National Australia Day Council CEO, Ms Jenny Barbour, said the ACT Award recipients represented the diverse ways in which people contribute to our society. “The Australian of the […]read more
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