Separate awards acknowledge women’s achievements
Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey, an Honorary Fellow of UOW’s Australian Institute of Business Well-Being, was among six finalists competing for the title of NSW’s 2013 Woman of the Year today (7 March).
One of Australia’s foremost scientists, Dr Cathy Foley, who is inspiring a generation of young girls to follow in her footsteps, was announced the winner.
Dr Rodgers-Healey is also the founder and Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women, a virtual centre she founded in 2000. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor in the Cairns Institute of James Cook University.
She is a pioneer in the study of leadership theory and her PhD thesis led to the development of a co-existential leadership model in workplaces for men and women.
Dr Rodgers-Healey’s book, ‘Women’s Activism – insights for empowering women from global women activists’ , will be launched at the International Women’s Day lunch to be held at UOW tomorrow (Friday 8 March).
Dr Rodgers-Healey has interviewed the following global women activists in the writing of her book – Diane Goodwille, Anna Harris, Shamsi Kazimbaya, Justine Mbabzi, LinMcDevitt-Pugh, Suzette Mitchell, Barbara O’Dwyer, Shirley Randell, Veena Singh-Bryar, Gomathy Venkateswar, Anne Walker and Frieda Werden.
Meanwhile, the Head of UOW’s Shoalhaven Campus, Associate Professor Robbie Collins, has won a Shoalhaven International Women’s Day Award for her outstanding contribution to the community.
Awards will be presented to about 20 women at a ceremony on Saturday 9 March at Meroogal, Nowra. Meroogal has been home to four generations of women since 1886.