Women en­ter Hall of Fame

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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:

Erica Smyth:

Mar­garet Seares:

Ch­eryl Daven­port:

Pamela Hal­bert:

Glenda Kick­ett:

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