Adversity in life is unavoidable, we all face difficulties, obstacles and challenges. Notably, there are people who flourish not only in the face of adversity, but because of it, displaying resiliency and courage.
On the 13th June 2007, Lifeline Canberra will launch the Inaugural Women of Spirit Award at a special luncheon. Katy Gallagher, the Minister for Women, will patronise the award and present the winner of the Women of Spirit Award at the luncheon. This new and prestigious award has been modeled on the highly successful ‘Steel Magnolia’ award that was founded by Lifeline Newcastle four years ago.
The award recognises women of the ACT and surrounding areas who have displayed courage in overcoming adversity and given back to the local community in an inspiring manner. The award honours women who, in overcoming their personal adversities and making positive changes in society, inspire others to make a difference in their local community.
The award provides an opportunity for women of the ACT and surrounding areas to be recognised for their spirit in building opportunity from adversity. Nominated women will showcase their achievements in overcoming adversity. It is hoped that the award will bring strength, hope and a sense of connection to women throughout the ACT region as they face their own daily challenges. The Women of Spirit Award is open to all women of the ACT and surrounding areas and is free to enter. Details of the award and entry forms are available on the Lifeline Canberra website at http://www.act.lifeline.org.au/. Nominations close 31 May 2007.
Lifeline Canberra provides an anonymous, caring and supportive telephone counseling service 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days of the year. Trained volunteers answer around 20,000 calls per year concerning a range of issues including sexual abuse, loneliness, relationship breakdown, gambling, drug and alcohol problems and suicide intervention. Over 60% of these calls come from women.
O2C Solutions recognises the invaluable service that Lifeline Canberra provides and are delighted to partner with Lifeline to present this prestigious and ground breaking award. O2C Solutions is a transformational company that uses training, coaching and consulting to build successful and resilient people, leaders and organisations.
For Women of Spirit Award nominations forms or further information contact Ric Bennet Lifeline Canberra 62470655 or www.act.lifeline.org.au . To register for the two course luncheon at $60pp please phone Consec – Conference Management on 62510675.