Twenty outstanding women have been inducted onto the 2016 Victorian Honour Roll of Women at a ceremony in Federation Square.
Minister for Women Fiona Richardson presented the awards to a large gathering of the inductees friends, family and supporters.
The Honour Roll is an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the extensive and lasting contributions of women in Victoria at a local, national and international level.
This year’s inductees join the ranks of more than 500 other Victorian women, who have been inducted since the Honour Roll first began in 2001.
Representing the diversity of contributions made by women across all sectors of Victorian society, the 2016 inductees include a world renowned sculptor, the founder of a sustainable food rescue charity, a netball champion and leading comedian.
The list also boasts lifelong advocates for women’s rights, prevention of family violence, Aboriginal health, disadvantaged communities and leaders in education, media and law.
See the full list of the 2016 Honour Roll inductees below:
- Ms Simone Carson
- Ms Lisa Darmanin
- Mrs Noeleen Dix
- Mrs Doseena Fergie (nee Bin Garape)
- Ms Sherryl Garbutt
- Ms Virginia Geddes
- Ms Sally Goldner
- Mrs Be Ha
- Ms Joanna Hayter
- Professor Catherine Humphreys
- Catherine Mary Kelly
- Ms Mary Kenneally
- Ms Ingeborg King AM
- Ms Patti Manolis
- Ms Michelle Payne
- Dr Georgia Paxton
- Ms Colleen Pearce
- Mrs Fay Patricia Richards
- Ms Patricia Toop OAM
- Aunty Joan Agnes Vickery AO
Quotes attributable to Minister for Women Fiona Richardson
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to celebrate the contributions of these remarkable Victorian women who have worked tirelessly to make our community a fairer and more inclusive place.”
“Every woman on this list has an amazing success story to tell. I’m incredibly proud that we have such inspirational leaders and mentors paving the way for our next generation of Victorian women.”
“I am pleased that amongst some of the incredible women honoured today, there are several long term advocates against domestic and family violence.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020