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Women of spirit are all around us.

They work tirelessly to give back to our community and expect nothing in return. Lifeline Canberra wants to shine a light on these amazing women and recognise their contributions.

Lifeline Canberra’s annual Women of Spirit Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding women in our community; women who have overcome adversity, given back to the community and inspired others to do the same.

On Monday, 18 September, Lifeline Canberra will host the Women of Spirit Awards ceremony to tell the stories of the wonderful women of spirit in our community, and give people across the region the opportunity to network in an inspired and friendly environment.

“Women of spirit are often hidden in our community, quietly working away and giving their time to lift-up others and support vital causes. For this reason, we are asking you to nominate a woman who inspires you – help us uncover women of spirit in our community so we can recognise their efforts and tell their important and inspiring stories,” says Lifeline Canberra CEO, Carrie-Ann Leeson.

Last year’s event uncovered the inspiring stories of 16 local women, who are all making a positive impact on the Canberra community, after facing adversity.

At the event, Maya’s Rest and Warming Beautiful Souls founder, Natasha Maguire was named 2016 Rising Women of Spirit and Tjillari Justice founder and stolen generation survivor, Deborah Evans was named 2016 Woman of Spirit. Both women moved the ceremony attendees to tears as they spoke of the highs and lows, and the tireless and heart-warming work that make them true women of spirit.

Bond Hair Religion and Icon Water are proud to sponsor the Awards, once again.

“2013 Woman of Spirit and Bond Hair Religion owner Jenni Tarrant continues to dedicate so much to the Canberra community and we are so honoured to have her partner with us, for the third year running, to bring the Women of Spirit Awards to our community,” explains Carrie.

“As we launch the 2017 Women of Spirit nomination period we ask everyone in the Canberra community to look around you and identify a woman that inspires you.”

For further information and to download a nomination pack, please visit Lifeline Canberra’s website,

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