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The second annual CBWN Women’s Resilience Awards were celebrated at a gala luncheon at The Ary, Toukley on August 19.

Generously sponsored by Central Coast Unity Bank, the awards were created to celebrate local women who have displayed extraordinary resilience to overcome setbacks in their personal or professional lives. Nominations were put forth by members of the Community and Business Women’s Network.

State MP for Wyong David Harris opened proceedings, addressing the importance of building resilience across the community, particularly amidst the current public health crisis. MP for Gosford Liesl Tesch also spoke, highlighting a widespread shift toward supporting local people and businesses.

Following a delicious two-course meal, the nine nominees ascended the stage one-by-one to share their stories, along with inspiring tips about negotiating the steep learning curves of life. This year’s honouree, Sharon Cheer of Job Centre Wyong (pictured above), learned to manage significant challenges to become a tireless advocate for workplace diversity, and for the job seekers she supports every day. Congratulations, Sharon!

Thanks to The Ary Toukley and all the attendees for making this an uplifting and safe event.

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