The 2010 Award winners were announced at the OGA's 85th Anniversary Dinner on 20 August 2010 at the UWA Club. The three categories of Awards (Career, Community and Young Woman of Distinction for the under 30) attracted entries of exceptional calibre. Deciding upon the overall winners was no easy task for the Patrons of the Association, Audrey Jackson and Lynne Thomson and President, Bronwyn Barnes.
Our congratulations go to:
Woman of Distinction - Career: Ms Elizabeth Carr ('81)
Finalists Ms Virginia Wallwork (Christie '84) and Ms Claire Wilhelm ('92)
Elizabeth was selected as a winner within the Career category based on her significant academic achievements combined with her diversified career achievements. In addition Elizabeth has made significant contribution to numerous community organisations, ensuring that her knowledge and skills are used for broader social benefit.
Woman of Distinction - Community: Ms Helen Bolton ('76)
Finalists Mrs Gloria Burnett (Pethwick '69) and Mrs Deborah Cook (Parker '29)
Helen was selected as a winner within the Community category given the significant contribution she has made to improving the quality speech pathology care provided to children and using her deep understanding and knowledge of this area to make a profound contribution to community based organisations . Helen has shown great leadership and commitment in her endeavours and is a wonderful example of how one's profession can be used to support and promote community based organisations.
Young Woman of Distinction: Dr Nikki Stamp ('98)
Finalists Ms Christine Hamilton-Prime ('08) and Ms Millie Johnston ('01)
Nikki was selected as the winner of the Young Woman of Distinction Category based on her overriding commitment to following her passion despite the obstacles in her path. Her academic and career achievements to date are remarkable for a young woman in her chosen industry, and provide a concrete example for other young woman of how regular people can achieve extraordinary things when they follow their passions and their dreams.