FOURTEEN women, including WA’s Australian of the Year Tracy Westerman, will be inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame at Government House this morning.
This year’s Hall of Fame inductees acknowledged women from eight categories; Community, Business, Health, Education, The Arts, Culture, Sport and Stem.
Dr Westerman is a Njamal woman from the Pilbara who founded Indigenous Psychological Services in 1998 to address mental health needs in Aboriginal communities.
The Aboriginal psychologist has funded her own research and developed unique screening tools that have enabled the identification of Aboriginal people at the early stages of suicide and mental health risk.
WA Women’s Hall Of Fame
Dr Anne O’Neill
Helen Margaret Creed
Professor Christobel Saunders
Suzanne Maree Urbaniak
Dr Tracy Westerman
Irene Hooper (posthumous inductee)