Agelink Theatre founder Jenny Davis inducted into WA Women’s Hall of Fame

Jenny Davis. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Jenny Davis. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

FOR Jenny Davis, there was no better way to celebrate the sisterhood on International Women’s Day than by being inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame with a range of her talented peers.

The Agelink Theatre founder and Mt Hawthorn resident shared the spotlight with 14 other influential WA women who also received the honour at an event held at the State Reception Centre at Fraser’s last night.

Mrs Davis was recognised for her outstanding contribution to theatre education and collating and creating performances using the memories of WA seniors.

“I’m stoked,” she said.

“It is a nice way to celebrate the day and members of the community.”

Being one of only a few in the hall of fame who represent the arts, Mrs Davis said she was extremely proud.

“It is lovely to have the arts recognised,” she said.

“The arts is a hard field for women to get into and be recognised in.

“I am proud of the organisation and proud of women in the arts; we make a difference in people’s lives and we tell stories of women, so we contribute a great deal to society.”

She said while it was nice to celebrate achievements by women, she hoped for equality for everyone.

Mrs Davis, who founded the organisation in 1993, recently received WA Senior of the Year award and an Order of Australia Medal.

About 130 have been inducted since the WA Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 2011 in recognition of the Centenary of International Women’s Day held annually on March 8.