Nominations open for 2022 inspirational women

Woman of the Year 2021 Chief Health Officer, Kerry Chant

The search is on for the Central Coast’s most inspirational and influential women leaders.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards, which celebrate the achievements of women from all walks of life.

In previous years, women from the Central Coast like entrepreneur Suzy Miller, nurse Steph Forster, philanthropist Yvonne Crestani, firefighter Tanya Deger, psychologist Nada Potter, founder of Free Trade Day Yvette Wilson and businesswoman Claire Braund have all been recognised for their hard work and selfless service.

Categories of awards include Woman of the Year, Woman of Excellence, Aboriginal Woman of the Year, Aware Super NSW Community Hero of the Year, Young Woman of the Year and Regional Woman of the Year.

Chief Health Officer, Kerry Chant, was named as the 2021 Woman of Excellence and also as the 2021 Woman of the Year.

Chant said that she was inspired by the female colleagues she worked alongside every day as part of the COVID-19 response.

“I am surrounded by incredible intelligence, commitment, skill, compassion and determination.

“I encourage all women to believe in themselves and their capacity to contribute,” Chant said.

The 2021 NSW Women of the Year Awards saw a record number of nominations as women across the state stepped up in the face of drought, fire, flood and COVID-19.

Nominations for the 2022 awards close on September 17 and can be made at

Media release, Sept 1
Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast, Adam Crouch