Tasplan International Women’s Day Awards for Excellence


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 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)

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


Tasplan International Women's Day Awards for Excellence 2021 Winners

  • Tasmanian State Service: Inspirational Leader — Sophie Muller, COVID-19 Coordination Centre, Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
  • Tasmanian State Service: Aspiring Leader — Lisa Baker, Department of Education
  • Community Services Industry: Inspirational Leader — Jami Bladel, Kickstart Arts
  • Community Services Industry: Aspiring Leader — Sarai Lawson, Launceston City Mission
  • Local Government: Inspirational Leader (Elected Representative) — Mayor Mary Knowles, Northern Midlands Council
  • Local Government: Inspirational Leader (Officer) — Karen Hampton, Devonport City Council

Tasplan International Women's Day Awards for Excellence 2020 Winners

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

Tasplan International Women's Day Awards for Excellence 2019 Winners

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