Queensland is built by amazing Queenslanders. Every day women are moving Queensland forward. We want to make sure their voices are heard, and their faces known. History is stacked with invisible women. The 2016 Women in Media report stated that women are 21% of quoted media sources and this drops to 13% when it comes to talking about business. Femeconomy has a role in challenging and changing that.
We’ve partnered with the Queensland Government’s Office for Women to showcase Queensland women who are striving to create gender equality.
Every day women in Queensland are taking action to make Queensland safer for women, to help women’s health and wellbeing, to build women’s economic security and to increase women’s participation in the workforce and female leadership.
You might be someone who is changing male-dominated organisations to make them more inclusive. Or, helping the homeless find shelter. Maybe you are working to reduce gender-based violence? Or, helping regional women have access to adequate healthcare. In each of these cases women are delivering on Queensland Women’s Strategy. We want to showcase and celebrate their work.
What is the Queensland Voices Project?
Femeconomy will be profiling, via imagery and mini blogs, 20 women from across Queensland who are helping the Queensland Government deliver the Queensland Women’s Strategy under the four pillars:
The call for nominations for Queensland Voices is a statewide search.
Who are the unsung female heroes in your community? Think about the leaders you aspire to be. The carers. The game changers. Those challenging stereotypes. Women who have kept communities going through hardship. Those that work tirelessly without recognition or reward because it is just what they do. We want to thank them and celebrate their tenacity, endurance, thought leadership and consistency.
Nominations close Sunday 30 September.
Five women under each pillar of the Queensland Women’s Strategy will be selected based on the application submitted. As part of the final selection process we will ensure the final 20 women are as diverse as the women in every corner of Queensland. 20 Queensland Voices will be announced in December, the celebratory time of the year. Every woman who is nominated for this program will also take part in the Order of Australia nominations process, however there is an opportunity to opt out.
If you have any questions about Queensland Voices, please don’t hesitate to contact Femeconomy.
Who can be nominated?
Anyone living or working in Queensland who is helping women and girls under the areas of the Queensland Women’s Strategy – participation and leadership, economic security, safety or health and well-being. More than one area can be selected. People can self-nominate or nominate someone.
How are the nominations assessed?
Femeconomy will be assessing the nominations and then provide a shortlist to the Office for Women for approval. Nominations clearly link the nominee with helping women and girls under one of the four priority areas of the Queensland Women’s Strategy (participation and leadership, economic security, safety or health and well-being) will score highly. Nominees will be notified of the outcome late 2018.
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