Tasplan International Women’s Day Awards for Excellence 2021


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International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women — while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.

The Tasplan International Women’s Day Awards for Excellence 2021 are designed to recognise and give visibility to outstanding contributions by women in the Tasmanian State Service, the community services industry and local government.

The six cross-sector award categories are:

  • Tasmanian State Service: Inspirational Leader
  • Tasmanian State Service: Aspiring Leader
  • Community Services Industry: Inspirational Leader
  • Community Services Industry: Aspiring Leader
  • Local Government: Inspirational Leader (Elected Representative)
  • Local Government: Inspirational Leader (Officer)

To make a nomination please complete the online nomination form below or download the fillable nomination form (PDF, 469KB) and return by email to awards@tascoss.org.au or by post to Tasplan International Women’s Day Awards for Excellence 2021, C/O TasCOSS, GPO Box 771, Hobart, TAS, 7001.

Nominations must be received by no later than 12noon, Friday 19 February 2021. The winners will be announced at the International Women’s Day online awards ceremony on Thursday 4 March 2021.

For enquiries, please contact TasCOSS by emailing awards@tascoss.org.au.


Tasplan International Women's Day Awards for Excellence 2020 Winners

  • Tasmanian State Service: Inspirational Leader — Priya Jose, Director of Nursing, Campbell Town Health and Community Service
  • Tasmanian State Service: Aspiring Leader — Lisa Caswell, Manager Government Relations and Strategic Policy, Department of Health
  • Community Services Industry: Inspirational Leader — Sue Leitch, Chief Executive Officer, Council on the Ageing (COTA)
  • Community Services Industry: Aspiring Leader — Amanda French, General Manager, Dress for Success Hobart
  • Local Government: Inspirational Leader (Elected Member) — Heather Chong, Alderman, Clarence City Council
  • Local Government: Inspirational Leader (Officer) — Tracey Bradley, Director Corporate and Community Services, Waratah Wynyard Council

Tasplan International Women's Day Awards for Excellence 2019 Winners

  • Tasmanian State Service: Inspirational Leader — Susan Gannon, Executive Director of Operations (South), Tasmanian Health Service
  • Tasmanian State Service: Aspiring Leader — Lauren Parr, Manager Ministerial Support Unit, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Community Services Industry: Inspirational Leader — Julie Dunbabin, Executive Officer, Tasmanian School Canteen Association
  • Community Services Industry: Aspiring Leader — Emily Briffa, Chief Executive Officer, Hamlet Inc
  • Local Government: Inspirational Leader (Elected Member) — Bec Enders, Mayor, Huon Valley Council
  • Local Government: Inspirational Leader (Officer) — Erica McKinnell, Community Services Project Officer, Break O’Day Council

*** Nominations have now closed. ***