Extract from Port Macquarie News 8.3.17
It was a day to celebrate Hastings women who are making a difference and Wauchope business woman Tanya Simmons is leading the way.
Tanya was named the winner of the 2017 Hastings Heroine Awards at the Hastings Business Women's Network breakfast on March 8.The event celebrated International Women's Day and was headlined by guest speaker Rosie Batty.
More than $15,000 is expected to be raised for the Port Macquarie-Hastings Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service.
The inaugural Young Heroine award was won by St Columba Anglican College student Caitlyn Howard.
Caitlyn aspires to make a difference not just locally and globally. She is an active member and now vice president of the Youth Advisory Council; a volunteer for Ironman for the last four years and also a volunteer for ZONTA where she assisted with packaging of health and sanitary items for women who has just given birth.
She is also a stand-out participant each year at the Luminosity Youth Summit and is considered by her peers a young woman with a bright future ahead.