The search is on for local women who 'Make It Happen' in our local community, as part of the annual Hastings Heroines event to be held on Friday 6 March to celebrate International Women's Day 2015.
The Hastings Business Women's Network (HBWN) and Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams MP, are calling on the community to help them unearth some of our region's unsung heroines.
HBWN President Karen Archer said the Hastings Heroines awards honour inspirational women who have made significant contributions in our local community.
"The theme for International Women's Day 2015 is 'Make It Happen' so the awards this year will honour women who have encouraged effective action in advancing and recognising women," Ms Archer said.
"We're searching for women who have played an important role in a number of areas including greater awareness for women's equality, women in senior leadership roles, growth of women owned businesses, equal recognition for women in the arts, increased financial independence of
women, more women in science, engineering and technology, and fairer recognition for women in sport."
Mrs Williams said, "It is so important that we use this opportunity to acknowledge local women who make a significant difference in our community."
The community is encouraged to provide suggestions and request a nomination form by emailing Hastings.Heroines@gmail.com. Nominations open on Monday 19 January and close Friday 20 February 2015.
Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of judges, including event founders Kelly Lamb and Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams MP, as well as a representative of the Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Support Service.
The Hastings Heroines cocktail evening will feature exciting guest speakers, entertainment and more than $3000 worth of prizes up for grabs through a raffle and other fundraising activities.
Last year's event attracted more than 100 people and raised over $4500 for the Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Support Service.
For further information and tickets visit www.hbwn.com.au