Recog­ni­tion for your role model

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By DENISE S. CAHILL

MORE WA women will join Kylie Forth and Te­nille Bent­ley in the WA Women’s Hall of Fame on In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day.

Nom­i­na­tions for the Hall of Fame, which al­ready ac­knowl­edge 126 West Aus­tralian women, close Fri­day and new in­ductees will be named on March 8.

Ms Forth, who won her first gold medal as skip­per at the 2014 Blind World Sail­ing Cham­pi­onships, was in­ducted into the Hall of Fame last year.

“I thought halls of fame were for peo­ple who had achieved a lot or were at the end of their life so I was sur­prised to be in­cluded,” she said. “I didn’t think I’d done enough.”

The Clare­mont res­i­dent said she recog­nised her mum and for­mer coach Rachael Cox as fe­male role mod­els in her life.

Global Good Foun­da­tion founder Te­nille Bent­ley also joined the Hall of Fame last year.

“It was very hum­bling and inspiring get­ting to see other inspiring women,” she said.

She set up So­cialite Me­dia in 2010 and re­cently launched Dig­i­tal Con­scious­ness, which in­volves work­ing with hu­man­ity or­gan­i­sa­tions in­ter­na­tion­ally to use me­dia for greater good.

Ms Bent­ley sits on var­i­ous boards and said her role mod­els could change daily and be any­one “who says one sen­tence I need to hear at that time”.

The WA Hall of Fame cat­e­gories are Com­mu­nity, Busi­ness, Health, Ed­u­ca­tion, Arts, Cul­ture and Sport. Visit www.wa­wom­ens hallof­­i­na­tions.

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