Winner of the Award – Sara Foster, Wyong Shire Council
Sara is a Project Officer at Wyong Shire Council. She is the staff representative on the Status of Women Advisory Group and represents young professional women in local government. The Group aims to foster active participation by women in the LGA by establishing networking opportunities, identifying strategies to develop women’s leadership, and to advocate on issues affecting women.
Recently, Sara has helped to organise an event aimed at bringing together women and women’s groups who provide services for women in the Wyong Shire. The aim of the event is to inform and influence Council’s strategic planning to improve outcomes for women.
Sara works in a non-traditional field, and through her dedication and successful performance has challenged gender stereotypes, demonstrating that women can deliver successful outcomes in a construction and engineering environment.
Sara is committed to furthering herself so that she may become a leader and inspire other young women to work in non-traditional roles.