The Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour is pleased to announce the launch of the Inspirational Women’s Awards 2019, held on 6 June 2019 at Parliament House hosted by The Hon Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley and Assistant Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly.

While individual organisations have specific internal awards, the Rotary Inspirational Women’s Awards (RIWA) recognises service to the community across all sectors. It is directed at the non-Rotary community. It is about commitment, dedication, perseverance and pro-activity in improving the lives of others. The Awards are open to women across NSW.

In keeping with Rotary’s motto of ’Service Above Self’, these Awards acknowledge and celebrate community service performed by women through their various activities and endeavors. They recognise the work done by women, the “quiet achievers”, whose actions inspire others and make a difference to their communities.

The awards are divided into two categories: Young Inspirational Woman of the Year – 18- 30 years of age, and Inspirational Woman of the Year – 30+ years of age, with the addition of a special category for a spectacular volunteer. There are separate awards for city and rural nominations.
Nominations close on 27 July 2019. Members of the public and Rotarians are encouraged to submit online nominations via the award’s website at

A panel of independent judges from Rotary Districts in NSW will assess nominees on three (3) key criteria:

  • Community service which best exemplifies Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self
  • Achievements
  • Personal attributes

Finalists will be announced on 22 August 2019 at Parliament House and the Awards lunch will be held at City Tattersalls Club, Sydney on 27 October 2019.

Enquiries can be made to:
RIWA Chair: Rae-Anne Medforth
Phone: 0411 054 119