Whether it’s lunching with the ladies for a cause or scorching the dance floor – for a cause again, Antoinette Sulfaro’s out there passionately supporting those affected by cancer and encouraging others to do so.

“Let’s continue to empower and uplift one another. Together, we can create a brighter future,” she says.

Leading up to International Women’s Day, Ms Sulfaro has been declared the inaugural Leppington Local Woman of the Year 2024 in recognition of her significant work to actively support the community.

Member for Leppington, Nathan Hagarty, commended Ms Sulfaro on the honour, recognising her passion and the positive impact she has made in the Leppington area.

“Antoinette is an inspiration for the community and her work ensures Leppington is an empowering place for women to live, work and visit,” Mr Hagarty said.

“Her leadership and achievements have been instrumental in fostering community support and insight, making her an invaluable asset to Ladies Like To Lunch and the broader community.”

Ms Sulfaro is a dedicated and compassionate leader at Ladies Like To Lunch, a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting women affected by cancer in South West Sydney.

Drawing from her own experiences as a carer and motivated by her family’s battle with cancer, Antoinette has played a pivotal role in the success and impact of the organisation’s Care Package Program.

Her deep understanding of the South West Sydney community and her ability to forge strong relationships with sponsors and partners have been crucial in mobilising support for the cause.

“It’s truly humbling to be recognised for my work with Ladies Like To Lunch. I share this award with the amazing team and volunteers who have been instrumental in making a positive impact in our community,” Ms Sulfaro said.
“I’m inspired every day by the strength and resilience of the women we support. This award is a testament to their courage and the power of coming together to make a difference. Thank you to everyone who has supported our cause and believed in our mission.”

Ms Sulfaro’s commitment to the community extends beyond her work with Ladies Like To Lunch. In 2023, she showcased her dedication by being the number 1 fundraiser in the STARS Of Sydney South West – Dance For Cancer event, organised by Cancer Council NSW.

Since 2019, she has raised nearly $118,000 for cancer support, reflecting her dedication to making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

The Local Women of the Year Awards is part of the NSW Government’s initiative to recognise the accomplishments of outstanding women in local communities as part of NSW Women’s Week 2024, running 4-10 March, coinciding with International Women’s Day on 8 March.