Women enter Hall of Fame
Listen to your inner self; know who you are and where you come from.
When you follow your passion, you will find how to open doors and discover new opportunities. AT first glance, these seven women may appear to have little in common.
Noongar elder Oriel Green, deaf youth advocate Drisana Leviztke-Gray, geologist Erica Smyth, emeritus professor Margaret Seares, former politician Cheryl Davenport, retired Anglican priest Pamela Halbert and social worker Glenda Kickett Make your own choices and just get on and do it. will soon be forever united in the WA Women’s Hall of Fame.
Sixteen West Australian women, six posthumously, will be honoured at the International Women’s Day induction ceremony attended by WA Governor Kerry Sanderson and Deputy Premier Liza Harvey tonight.
A former Labor politi- Do whatever is of interest to you. Do not follow a certain career just because it’s ‘the thing to do’. cian, Ms Davenport worked to decriminalise abortion in 1998.
She was heartened by how much had changed for women in such a short time.
“I was only the eighth woman ever elected to the Legislative Council in WA in 1989, and there are many, many more now,” the Victoria Park resident said.
Sort out where you think you can make a difference, and pursue it with vigour. You cannot change the cards you are dealt, only the way you play the hand. Be yourself. Always set goals and have a five-year plan.
“It’s important that young women don’t take no for an answer.
“You have to be really focused and try to sort out early in your own mind where you want to put your energy and efforts.
“It doesn’t matter what field you put it into, as long as you feel you can get personal satisfaction.”
Graphic: Andrew Ritchie/Carly Pilton
Oriel Green: Drisana LevitzkeGray: