Nominations open for 2019 WA Women’s Hall of Fame

2018 inductee Dr Ann O'Neill. Picture: Matt Jelonek
2018 inductee Dr Ann O'Neill. Picture: Matt Jelonek

WA Women’s Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Ann O’Neill and Suzy Urbaniak encouraged the community to nominate women who have made a difference and been an inspiration to others for the 2019 Hall of Fame.

The women shared how being inducted in March had impacted them at the launch of the 2019 event held at Parliament House this morning.

Ms O’Neill, who founded angelhands to support people suffering from extreme trauma, said being inducted this year made her feel valuable and recognised.

The mother whose estranged husband shot dead their two children and shot her before killing himself in 1994, said that being inducted made her decision to speak out about the incident three years later even more worthwhile.

“In 1997 I spoke out about the violence against women and children and it added momentum and got people thinking,” Ms O’Neill said.

“If we share our stories we realise we can achieve anything.”

2018 inductee Suzy Urbaniak. Picture: Matt Jelonek

Ms Urbaniak, a geoscientist and Kent Street Senior High School teacher, said that since being inducted in to the WA Women’s Hall of Fame she had expanded her Centre of Resources Excellence (CoRE) program that would go regional in 2019 to reach more young girls and women in WA.

She said the Hall of Fame acknowledgement had given her more confidence.

WHAT: WA Women’s Hall of Fame

WHEN: Nominations open until Wednesday, February 7

CATEGORIES: Community, Business, Health, Education, The Arts, Culture, STEM and Sport

NOMINATE: http://wawomenshalloffame.com.au/