Pallavi Sinha wins ‘100 Women of Influence Award 2016’

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Pallavi Sinha has been announced as a winner in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2016.

Pallavi Sinha has been recognised in the Diversity category for her consistent and significant work as a Lawyer, Chair of Community organisations, through the media and/or via legal & education work to: achieve law & policy reform, and to elevate people’s ability to access empowering services, particularly in relation to domestic or family violence (DV), education and mental health.

“I feel blessed and humbled to be recognised as a 2016 Women of Influence, and to join a list of such high-achieving women. This recognition will be a platform for me to continue working for the public interest, particularly in areas such as domestic or family violence, education,  mental health, social cohesion and stronger Australia-India ties,” says Pallavi Sinha.

A gala awards evening celebrating these inspirational women and the resounding impact they have had within their chosen field will be held at Sydney Town Hall on Thursday, 27 October 2016.The 10 category winners and overall winner for the year will be announced on the evening.

In its fifth year, the 100 Women of Influence Awards celebrate outstanding women from a wide variety of sectors across Australia. There are 10 categories: Board/Management, Public Policy, Diversity, Business Enterprise, Young Leader, Global, Local/Regional, Innovation, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Social Enterprise/Not-for-profit.

Entrants into the awards were assessed by a panel of well-regarded judges and have been recognised based on their exceptional ability to demonstrate innovation, vision, leadership and action in their fields.

Ainslie van Onselen, Westpac’s Director of Women’s Markets, Diversity and Inclusion said,“Influence is the power to make change, and women across Australia are using this power to transform the country and to make an impact abroad – and we saw this in the calibre of this year’s nominees. It is an honour to be able to recognise and award the incredible work these women have made ongoing to our society.”

“We know that women have the power and expertise to influence change. This year’s Women of Influence winners, such as Pallavi Sinha, are an example of how women are not waiting for change; they are backing themselves and acting now to make a real impact.”

Joanne Gray, The Australian Financial Review BOSS Editor, said,  “It’s not just a senior job title that confers influence – the women chosen as winners this year have gone above and beyond their roles to create a positive legacy. We are thrilled to be recognising this fresh cohort of extraordinary women.”

Australian women were nominated for the 2016 Awards in recognition of their outstanding work in their respective fields and ability to inspire those around them. The 2016 winners join an alumnus of 500 of Australia’s most inspiring women.



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