Record 81 nominations to recognise Isaac's powerhouse women

Dr Tessia

The Isaac region has raised its voice and made noise in support of strong, inspirational and empowering women of all ages.

The Isaac region has raised its voice and made noise in support of strong, inspirational and empowering women of all ages.

The Inspiring Women in Isaac awards has received a record-breaking 81 nominations for 71 women.

Seven communities across the Isaac will mark Queensland Women’s Week this March by celebrating the powerhouse females who enrich and strengthen their communities.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said Inspiring Women in Isaac ceremonies will be held in Clermont, Dysart, Glenden, Greenhill, Middlemount, Moranbah and Nebo.

“Thank you, Isaac, for nominating, 81 is a great number and we are absolutely delighted at our region wanting to recognise the inspiring, empowering and energising women who make a difference to their communities every day,” Mayor Baker said.

“Nominees are local female role models and leaders, as well as being mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives and daughters.

“There’s so many men and women that surround our brilliant nominees, so I please encourage you all to support them at these events. Like each of our nominees in our communities, each event is unique.

“You can listen to an inspirational guest speaker at Dysart, be treated to delicious dinner at Middlemount, hear real stories through an interview panel at Moranbah, dance under the stars in Clermont, join in an art workshop at the Coast, take home a lucky door prize at Nebo or test your trivia knowledge in Glenden.

“You won’t want to miss this and more at these free events over two weeks, starting March 11.

The Inspiring Women in Isaac awards are held in conjunction to Queensland Women's Week which is an expansion of International Women’s Day, held annually on 8 March, providing a week-long, State-wide celebration of the achievements of Queensland women and girls.

Keep Making Noise is the 2022 Queensland Women’s Week theme and it calls on women and girls to continue to tell their stories to build momentum as we all strive for change.

The theme also encourages to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women and girls while recognising that there is still more to be done to achieve gender equality.

The Inspiring Women in Isaac awards will be announced at local events between 11 and 25 March 2022.

Visit https://speakup.isaac.qld.gov.au/inspiring-women-in-isaac-awards or by calling 1300 ISAACS (1300 47 22 27) for more information on the event details in seven of the Isaac region’s selected communities.

Published: 23rd February 2022