PADDY FIRSTENBERG MEMORIAL AWARD 2018
Congratulations CARIS COLLARD of Geraldton
Thank you to those who had an application submitted on their behalf for the Paddy Firstenberg Memorial Award. There were a number of outstanding applications from Perth, Geraldton and the Pilbara.
The Paddy Firstenberg applications were asked to address the selection criteria of
• demonstrated leadership ability
• service as a role model or mentor
• commitment to the empowerment of women
• how the business industry or community has benefited from the nominee's contribution
A small NCWWA selection committee met recently and awarded the 2018 Paddy Firstenberg Memorial Award to Caris Collard, a young aboriginal woman from Geraldton. Caris has initiated and manages a program for local indigenous girls in Geraldton and is committed to empowering young women and is very active in the local community in Geraldton and in the
Caris is a vocal member of a large number of associations in the Midwest of Western Australia and is committed to the advancement of other women.
Caris will be invited to receive her award at the NCWWA AGM or at the earliest opportunity after that time.
NCWWA STEM BURSARY 2018
( L) - (R) Cassie Rowe MP Minister for Belmont, Laura Harris NCWWA STEM bursary winner,
Dana Mc Mullen NCWWA STEM bursary runner up and Robyn Nolan NCWWA President.
The Hon Simone McGurk MLA, the Western Australian Minister for Women, hosted a Morning Tea at Parliament House for members of the NCWWA Executive and Life Members at Parliament House recently. The Morning Tea included the presentation to the NCWWA 2018 STEM Bursary winner and runner-up.
Congratulations to Laura Harris, a first year Bachelor of Engineering student studying Mechatronics at Curtin University who is the NCWWA 2018 STEM Bursary winner.
(Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of science that includes a combination of mechanical
engineering, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems
engineering and control engineering…..Robots)
Congratulations also to Dana McMullen who is currently studying Mechanical Engineering
(Honours) at Curtin University who is the NCWWA 2018 STEM Bursary Runner-Up.
Thank you to Cassie Rowe MLA Member for Belmont who stepped in to represent the
Minister at the last minute and made the presentations.
Both young women will be invited to speak at a NCWWA meeting later in the year.
Paddy Firstenberg Memorial Award
The Paddy Firstenberg Memorial Award is open and will close on Monday 25 June 2018.
Nominations are being called from women in industry, business or community service who have demonstrated leadership, exemplary achievement and outstanding contribution to the advancement of women. The Award honours the memory of Paddy Firstenberg who constantly sought to empower women. Nominations are required to address the selection criteria of:
•Demonstrated leadership ability
•Service as a role model or mentor
•Commitment to the empowerment of women
•How the business industry or community has benefited from the nominee's contribution
Nomination Form 2018.pdf