Victorian Honour Roll of Women nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2022 intake of the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
11 April 2022

Victorian women have expertise in myriad fields. Their achievements are widespread and their leadership invaluable in times of crisis – yet many are still unsung heroes. 

The Victorian Honour Roll of Women recognises women who have made significant and lasting contributions to the community. 

Since 2001, the Victorian Honour Roll of Women has showcased the contributions that women make to community and highlighted the diversity of women who shape Victoria’s community, economy and environment.

This includes  Aboriginal women, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women with disabilities and women from LGBTIQ+ communities.

The Honour Roll relies on members of the community coming forward to nominate the women in their lives.

The five categories for nominations are:

  1. Trailblazer: an inspiring role model who effectively leads the way for women starting out in a field that is traditionally male-dominated and has significant barriers for women
  2. Local champion: a dedicated member of their community who has used their skills and expertise in a voluntary or professional capacity
  3. Change agent: a woman who has made an enduring commitment in their field of expertise, interest or endeavour that has brought about significant and lasting change
  4. Emerging leader: a young woman redefining leadership in their career, field or passion
  5. Leading through disaster: a woman has led their organisation or community in disaster preparedness and response at a grassroots, state or global level.

The Leading through disaster category has been introduced in recent years to highlight the ongoing leadership of women during the response to COVID-19 and in natural disasters.

Similarly, the Emerging Leader category encourages recognition of young women who are already leading change.

Programs like the Honour Roll help to send the message that women’s leadership matters and also help to make women’s achievements more visible. 

You can nominate a woman who is important to you. Or you can nominate yourself. Introducing self-nomination last year resulted in the largest number of nominations in the history of the Honour Roll.

Nominations close Thursday 28 April 2022

To make a nomination, visit the Victorian Honour Roll of Women program.

To view the more than 700 women who have been recognised in the program, visit Victorian Honour Roll of Women.