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2021 Edna Ryan Awards

The EDNAs are awards for women who have made a feminist difference – the battlers and the unsung heroines who show commitment and determination.

These Awards recognise those whose activity advances the status of women.

Since 1998 the EDNAs have celebrated the contribution of Edna Ryan by acknowledging women in NSW and the ACT who have had a significant impact on the social, economic, and political status of women and girls across a range of fields.

Nominations are now open in the following categories:

  • leadership
  • mentoring
  • workplace
  • community activism
  • arts and culture, and
  • media and communication

Now more than ever we need to come together and acknowledge our feminist sisters making a difference. Go to the Edna Ryan website where you can check if the woman you want to nominate has already received an award. If not, nominate her!

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