Below are details regarding submitting your nomination for the Brenda Gabe Leadership Award.
Before submitting your application, please read the nomination guidelines below.
Nominees are those who have made a positive impact on the lives of other women with disability in Victoria.
Individuals (or groups) nominated for this award must identify as female (cis or transgender) or a non-binary person with disability and reside in Victoria.
You can nominate yourself or your group (self-nomination) or any individual who identifies as a girl/woman (cis or trans), non-binary, or gender diverse person.
Nominees should not be current employees (full time, part time or casual) or current Board Directors of Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV).
Nominations must be completed on the nomination form found at www.wdv.org.au/BrendaGabeAward.
Nominations may be submitted via the WDV webpage, emailed to [email protected] or posted to PO Box 18314, Collins Street East, VIC 8003. Please retain proof of postage if posted on or around closing date.
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 30th June 2023. Late nominations will not be accepted.
Nominations will be acknowledged in writing within 14 days of the closing date.
All nominations must be accompanied by two letters of support from referees.
All nominations require a photograph and a 50-word profile summary which has been approved by the nominee for publicity and research purposes prior to submission.
All nominations will be assessed by a panel who will select a winner they feel best exemplifies the award eligibility and criteria.
The selection panel will be made up of two representatives from the Women with Disabilities Victoria Board, the CEO and a community leader.
The decision of the selection panel is final.
The recipient of the award will be announced at WDV’s Member’s Event on the 29th of August 2023 and will receive a $2,000 prize towards professional development or a capacity-building project.
The recipient will be required to provide:
A proposal for use of the award money
The award money cannot be used entirely for purchasing equipment.
A demonstration of the use of the award money, including a report, by August 2024.
Submitting your nomination
After you have read the guidelines, there are a couple of ways to submit your application:
We have two forms to choose from:
Print out a Word form or PDF version
Complete your application by hand and send all documents to PO Box 18314, Collins Street East, VIC 8003.
Nominating someone else?
If you are nominating someone else, please speak to them first to make sure they are happy to be nominated.