Twenty-two women have today been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Minister for Women, Fiona Richardson, joined Premier Daniel Andrews and new inductees at a ceremony at Federation Square.
The annual induction recognises the achievements and contributions of remarkable Victorian women who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their field of expertise, interest or endeavour.
This year’s inductees include Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, and the late Lynne Kosky, a Minister in the previous Labor Governments.
The Honour Roll was first established in 2001 and contains over 500 names, with some women honoured posthumously. This year’s inductees are:
- Ms Wendy Austin of Melbourne
- Ms Rosemary Batty of Tyabb
- Dr Jacqueline Boyle of Clayton
- Mrs Edna Brown of Reservoir
- Ms Deborah Cheetham AO of Melbourne
- Mrs Delma Clapp of Warrnambool
- Dr Eva Eden AM of Parkville
- Mrs Lorraine Elliot AM of Richmond
- Dr Sr Mary Glowrey of Fitzroy
- Mrs Mary Lou Jelbart of Melbourne
- Dr Olga Kanitsaki AM of Preston
- Hon Lynne Kosky of Williamstown
- Mrs Louise Kurczycki of Viewbank
- Ms Maryclare Machen of Heathmont
- Ms Malvina Malinek OAM of South Yarra
- Mrs Rosemary Malone of Torquay
- Prof Anne Mitchell AO of Bundoora
- Prof Christina Mitchell of Clayton
- Ms Karleen Plunkett of Moe
- Ms Ngardarb Francine Riches of Footscray
- Ms Janet Whiting of South Yarra
- Ms Barbara Yeoh of Hawthorn
Quotes attributable to Minister for Women, Fiona Richardson
“Recognising the contributions of women in our communities is a priority for the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Honour Roll of Women formally acknowledges the women who have worked hard to make our society stronger, fairer and better.”
“This year, we honour 22 women who have helped shape our state. By celebrating their work, we’re sending a powerful message about gender equality.”