Kingston Women of the Year Awards

Next date: Friday, 10 March 2023 | 09:45 AM to 12:30 PM

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The annual Kingston Women of the Year Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution that women make to industry, community, and society. Nominees of this award are women who are leaders in their field, who inspire others, and who make a difference to our community through their exceptional professional or personal achievements. 

Winners are announced at our International Women's Day event on Friday 10 March 2023. 


Nominations have closed.

Nomination categories

Courageous commitment

Women who are dedicated to making a difference to the health, well-being, safety, or sustainability of our community through advocacy, campaigning, fundraising, or thought-leadership.

Excelling in arts and sport

Women who use their sporting and/or creative talents to represent, motivate and inspire our community.

Inspiring innovation

Women who are entrepreneurs or leaders in business, economics or politics.

Success in STEM

Women who excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


To be eligible, nominated individuals must:

  • be a woman or individual who identifies as female; and
  • be aged 16 years and above; and
  • live, work or study within the City of Kingston; and
  • have made an outstanding contribution to the community whose achievements positively influence the changing social, environmental or business landscape and make them leaders (or emerging leaders) in their field.

Any community member or community group/organisation can make a nomination. Individuals cannot self-nominate. 

Previous nominees can be nominated again, however previous winners and honourable mentions are not eligible.

Assessment criteria

In choosing the recipients of the Kingston Women of the Year Awards, nominees will be assessed according to the following assessment criteria:

  • Significance and impact of contributions made
  • Demonstrated level of commitment to the betterment of the Kingston community
  • Degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made
  • Nature and length of activity or service
  • Future goals and likely impact on the Kingston community
  • Previous awards and recognition received
  • Demonstrated excellence in their field
  • Personal attributes of the nominee such as being an inspirational/positive role model for their peers, overcoming adversity, showing vision, leadership, innovation and creativity
  • Personal, academic and professional achievements
  • Whether the nominee’s contribution was in the course of employment, voluntary or both

Independent referee check

All nominations are required to be supported by one independent referee. For all eligible nominations received, Council staff will ask the referee to provide a letter of support for their respective nominee.

Referee eligibility:

  • Should be independent of the nominee and nominator
  • Someone who has had close involvement with the nominee during their service or is able to comment directly on the nature and impact of their achievements 

Selection process

Once nominations have closed, the selection panel will consider all eligible entries against the assessment criteria and select a winner.

The selection panel consists of the Mayor and fellow Councillors of the City of Kingston.

All eligible nominations will be announced online.


  • Friday, 10 March 2023 | 09:45 AM - 12:30 PM


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