WA WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME
The WA Women’s Hall of Fame was first established in 2011 in recognition of the Centenary of International Women’s Day held annually on 8th March. One hundred women were inducted at the centenary, across a range of sectors and celebrating a diverse set of achievements. It’s purpose is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Western Australian women past, present and future.
The WA Women’s Hall of Fame was bolstered by the creation of a Roll of Honour in 2012, to formally acknowledge women who were no longer with us but whose efforts were critical to the State’s social and economic development.
In 2013, women’s groups were celebrated with a landmark research project entitled “Women’s Business: Mapping Women’s Groups in Western Australia.” Women’s group have played an integral role in shaping Western Australia for more than 120 years. Whether small, medium or large, existing for a brief period or spanning decades, or designed as a social group or for political lobby, all have helped to make the State what it is today.
To date, 198 extraordinary Western Australian women from all regions in this State, and from diverse educational, organisational and cultural backgrounds who have left their mark in our communities have been inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. Their achievements have encompassed through business, growing industries, leading movements, mentoring, building communities, fund-raising, working in science and research, the arts, child-care, volunteering, and providing positive role-models and encouragement to the young women of our future have been recognised.
In the words of human rights activist Christine Karumba;
“ONE WOMAN CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING, MANY WOMEN CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING.”