2019 RIVERSTONE WOMAN OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED
Written on the 1 March 2019 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly MP today announced that Harinder Kaur of Glenwood is the Riverstone electorate Local Woman of the Year for 2019.
The Local Woman of the Year Awards are designed to recognise inspiring female role models and to profile women who have demonstrated excellence in their career and women who make significant contributions to their community.
"I congratulate Harinder on her outstanding contribution and thank her for her exceptional example as an energetic and motivated volunteer in our community," said Mr Conolly.
Harinder Kaur and her husband co-founded a not for profit charity in 2013 following the tragic death of their son, Harman. The Harman Foundation is modelled on a mission of supporting and guiding members of the multicultural community who have experienced tragedies in their lives.
Since its inception, Harinder has been the main driver in the Foundation's activities in the local community, supported by a committed group of volunteers she assembled over the years. In just the last 2 years Harinder has been instrumental in raising over $180,000 for various charitable causes, including $91,000 for a Safe Home shelter for women affected by domestic violence. She manages a 1-800 community support phone line that operates 24/7 which has attracted around 1,600 calls in the last 3 years. Ms Kaur has served on the local Council Youth Advisory Committee and was twice nominated as a finalist in the local Council Woman of the Year Awards. Harinder is a founding member of the Greater Western Sydney Multicultural Women's network launched earlier this year.
"I am proud to nominate Ms Harinder Kaur as the Riverstone 2019 Local Woman of the Year and she is to be commended for her devotion and dedication in supporting the needs of families and women in distress in her local community", said Mr Conolly.
Harinder Kaur and other local Woman of the Year award winners from across the state will be invited to join the Minister for Women, Tanya Davies at the 2019 NSW Women of the Year award ceremony to be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney on the morning of Thursday, 7 March 2019.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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