On Wednesday evening the Sydney office proudly hosted the Women’s Legal Services Bright Spark Awards to celebrate the achievements and contribution of women in the community legal sector.
The Bright Spark Awards were conceived in 2015 at a time when front line women’s services were facing significant funding cuts and general morale in the community service sector was low. The WLS NSW Foundation wanted to reach out to show appreciation to all those women who work to help and inspire others particularly in organisations with limited resources and funding or those working in adverse circumstances.
Congratulations to all those who were nominated and to the winners below:
- PRO-BONO project of the year Award: Hannah Rose, Spark Helmore Lawyers.
- Endeavours to promote or enhance EQUAL RIGHTS in the workplace Award: Michelle Llyod, Community Mental Health Support.
- Demonstration of exemplary commitment or conduct in COMMUNITY SERVICE Award: Annabelle Daniel, CEO of Women’s Community Shelters.
- Particular effort and engagement with an area of ADVOCACY OR LAW REFORM Award: Gloria Larman, Women's Justice Network.
The central objective of the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation is to promote and protect the rights of women and children in Australia and abroad. In line with this objective, Women’s Legal Service NSW is a priority community client in New South Wales.