Congratulations to our region’s Local Women of the Year 2024 who were celebrated at a gala NSW Women of the Year Awards Ceremony at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on 7 March.

Honouring Sue McGaritty, Deputy Chair of the 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer this year, Member for Campbelltown Greg Warren said, “This is a well-deserved honour for Sue. Her unparalleled commitment and ongoing contribution to the betterment of the local community will shape our society into a greater place.”

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In neighbouring Camden, this year’s honour was bagged by Denise Pritchard, Chair of the Board, Blue Wren House, in recognition of her significant work to actively support the community.

“Denise Pritchard is an inspiration for other women in the community to realise their potential and make strides to ensure Camden is an empowering place for women to live, work and visit,” Member for Camden Sally Quinnell said.

From Leppington, this year’s laurels belonged to Antoinette Sulfaro in recognition of her significant work to actively support the community.

“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,” Member for Leppington, Nathan Hagarty said.

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Member for Wollondilly Judy Hannan was thrilled to announce Nicole Smith as Wollondilly’s Local Woman of the Year.

“Amongst many aspects of her contributions, notably, Nicole has played a pivotal role in fostering sustainable practices and agricultural initiatives in our region,” Ms Hannan said.

The Local Women of the Year Awards is part of the NSW Government’s initiative to recognise the accomplishments of women as part of NSW Women’s Week 2024. This is a separate program which runs alongside the prestigious Women of the Year Awards program.

NSW Minister for Women Jodie Harrison congratulated the state’s Local Woman of the Year Award 2024 recipients.

“Women who contribute to local areas are the pillars of their communities. They selflessly dedicate their time and energy to make a positive difference.” Ms Harrison said.

“I would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions these women are making in their communities with dedication and passion, and thank them for all their amazing work.”