Recognition for your role model
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 halloffame.com.au/nominations.