Twenty-one women were honoured and celebrated as they were inducted onto the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women at an event in Launceston on Friday.
Among the 2017 Inductees, were a number of women with strong connections to the University of Tasmania.
Some of the alumnae inducted by the Minister for Women Jacquie Petrusma were:
- Frances Bender, of Hobart, executive director of Huon Aquaculture
- Margaret Bird, of Lindisfarne – since retiring from teaching Margaret has worked to make communities more age friendly, including as the former chair COTA Tas.
- Cynthia Brock, of West Launceston – one of the first female lay principals in the Catholic School System.
- Lara Giddings, of Rosny, was the first female Premier of Tasmania. In 1996, at the age of 23, Lara was the youngest woman ever elected to the parliament in Australia.
- Elizabeth Gillam, of Dodges Ferry, was an early pioneer on women’s policy in Tasmania and a strong contributor on social justice issues.
- Sue Hickey, former Miss Tasmania, businesswoman and second woman Lord Mayor of Hobart.
- Kerry Hore, of Bellerive – represented Australia in rowing at four Olympic Games. Won bronze at the Athens Olympics.
- Karen Linegar, of Latrobe - first nurse and the second woman president of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and was an expert advisor to the International Society for Quality in Healthcare.
- Dr Dianne Snowden, of Hobart - first woman to be appointed Chair of the Tasmanian Heritage Council.
Image: Cynthia Brock, awarded for services to education and training.
Published on: 31 Mar 2017 6:11pm