Gladys Elphick Awards Categories

 

Perpetual Gladys Elphick Award (Lifetime Achievement )

Awarded to an Aboriginal woman for her lifetime dedication to improving the lives of others and contribution towards State Development by protecting Aboriginal culture and heritage; advancing Reconciliation and Recognition; supporting organisational governance and community leadership.


Shirley Peisley Award – Aboriginal woman who is leading positive change for Aboriginal people in the workplace

 Awarded to an Aboriginal woman who: 

  • Is a role model who professionally inspires others to be the best they can be

  • Leads organisational change in the workplace

  • Mentors Aboriginal employees / trainees

  • Develops employment / retention opportunities or strategies

  • Continually strives for professional excellence

  • Motivated to enhance service delivery to the community through their chosen profession

  • Professionally conducts themselves in a manner that affords them community respect

  • Displays a high standard of ethics and integrity

  • Achieves high quality outcomes through professional engagement

  • Leads by example and inspires others to do the same.


Regional Award – Aboriginal woman who is actively contributing to the community and initiating positive change to the lives of others.

 Awarded to an Aboriginal woman who: 

  • Leads the community to achieve positive change through engagement

  • Develops and maintains community engagement through initiative

  • Achieves high quality outcomes through community engagement

  • Initiates positive change

  • Encourages teamwork

  • Strives for continuous improvement

  • Encourages community pride through participation

  • Ensures community are valued /supported

  • Through their dedication has improved the lives of others through service delivery to the community

  • Leads by example and inspires others to do the same.


Young Sister Rising Star Award –Aboriginal woman aged 30 years and under

 Awarded to a young Aboriginal woman who:

  • Displays leadership resulting in achieving meaningful outcomes through community engagement

  • Strives for continual improvement (personally, professionally, academically)

  • Initiates positive change that impacts on the wider community

  • Conducts themselves in a manner that leads by example and affords community respect

  • Contribution to youth and community.


Quiet Achiever Award  - Aboriginal woman who contributes substantially to the empowerment of Aboriginal people.  

This category is purposely broad and is specific for those who have not been widely recognised for their quiet contribution.

Awarded to an Aboriginal woman who contributes to the community through leading by example, displays dignity, pride and self-determination, respect for culture and respect for others.  The nominee examples the enriching contribution that Aboriginal people bring to South Australia. This may include the arts, health care, education, justice system or broader medium.


Young sister dreaming award  - Aboriginal woman/girl aged 18 years and under.  

To be eligible for this award she must still be attending either primary/secondary school or completing full time study. Confirmation of attendance required. Please outline any current achievements and leadership potential, dreams and contributions to community and peers.