THE HUNT IS ON – For the great women of Queensland as we count down for the 2018 Queensland Greats Awards.
Apparently, far fewer women than men are nominated to become Queensland Greats.
Women’s Minister Di Farmer says she wants to see females step up and is claling on those that know great women to nominate them.
“There are so many women out there with incredible stories, of hardship and triumph, of remarkable achievement, and those stories need to be told. Of the nominations already in progress this year, so far only 20 % of them are for women. That compares to 15 per cent in 2016 and 20 per cent in 2017.”
“Women have made an enormous contribution to Queensland and it is time to appreciate this through our awards, whether as individuals, through an institution or posthumously.”
Nominations closing at 5pm this Friday 23 February.
Ms Farmer says the Queensland Greats Awards are an opportunity to recognise publicly Queenslanders who have shown dedication to advancing our great state.
Past recipients include The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Deborah Mailman, Dr Dimity Dornan AO and the late Diane Cilento.
Minister Farmer says here in Queensland we are incredibly lucky to have so many people who demonstrate what it means to be a Queenslander every day of every week.
“And I urge everyone to think about who deserves to be honoured as a Queensland Great.”
The Queensland Greats Awards is in its 18th year.
To make a nomination or find out more about the Queensland Greats Awards, visit www.qld.gov.au/qldgreats
Oh, and it’s not too late to nominate a bloke either!!