The nomination date for the Our Women, Our State Awards 2009 has now been extended to this Friday, 18 September.

Building on the success of the Smart Women - Smart State Awards, the Our Women, Our State Awards will recognise Queensland girls and women who are building brighter futures for other females in science, engineering and technology across seven diverse categories.

In celebration of Q150, the significant contribution of one woman to achieving progress for the women of our State will also be celebrated through a special Great Queensland Woman Award.

Nominations are particularly encouraged for the Category 7 Award - Promoting Indigenous women's and girls' participation in science, engineering and technology.

The nominee does not have to be Indigenous themselves, but they must be female and should demonstrate a commitment to the participation or advancement of Indigenous girls and women in either of these industries.  They may be involved in activities such as:

· Being a key player in a program/event that creates opportunities for Indigenous girls and women to participate in SET education, training and employment · Mentoring Indigenous women or girls to consider a SET-related career · Establishment of relevant associations, community and school-based clubs that include Indigenous women and girls.

If you think you might know of any women you think might fit the bill, please encourage them to nominate and visit www.women.wldqld.gov.au/awards for full details.

For further information go to the website or contact
Awards Coordinator
Office for Women, Department of Communities
(T) 1800 177 577
(E) awards@women.qld.gov.au




Annie Harris, Senior Project Officer, Science Partnerships and Engagement
Employment, Industry Development and Innovation
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
Level 10, 111 George St, Brisbane, Queensland 4002
PO Box 15168, City East, Queensland 4002

T+61 7 3224 2383 F +61 7 3225 8754
E annie.harris@deedi.qld.gov.au
www.deedi.qld.gov.au  www.science.qld.gov.au



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