Inspiring women elevated to Victoria's honour roll
Friday, 11 May 2012 11:27

Twenty exceptional Victorian women have been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.


Minister for Women's Affairs Mary Wooldridge honoured the new inductees at a function at Parliament House today, ahead of International Women's Day on Thursday 8 March.


"We should all acknowledge these women for their inspirational work and the impact they have had within society," Ms Wooldridge said.


"Ms Wooldridge said the Honour Roll provided ongoing recognition of the role of women and their success in making a difference for all women and the broader community.


"Today's inductees join a select group and placement on the Honour Roll, ensuring their contributions are recorded and made available to inspire future generations," Ms Wooldridge said.


"The community strongly responded to our call for nominations and the 20 women inducted onto the Honour Roll this year represent a good cross-section of geographical areas and fields of activity."


The 20 women were selected from more than 140 nominations from across the state.


The Honour Roll now contains almost 500 names with some women honoured posthumously.



From the VIC Minister for Women's Affairs