To commend a woman who has made an impact in the field of science, healthcare, or technology, whether in industry, academia, or the public sector.
Management and Leadership
To acknowledge the efforts of a female leader — within the private, public sector, third sector — who has shown strong principles, courage, dedication, and a clear vision of future development.
Contribution to the Arts, Culture and Sports
To acknowledge the work of a woman whose talents and efforts have made an impact in the field of art and design, culture – which includes all aspects of the commercial and academic areas of these disciplines. It also includes candidates who have facilitated or contributed to sports.
Social & Humanitarian Achievement
To celebrate a woman who has significantly improved or enriched the lives of others, who have generally helped society as a whole, or who has helped facilitate the integration of different cultures through their charitable and community-based endeavours.
To recognise the achievements of a woman managing their own business.
To recognise an individual who has overcome significant social, economic, and personal barriers and has shown firm determination. To applauds the initiative, strength, and self-motivation of a woman who has shown outstanding personal achievements in a field not covered by the other award categories.
To recognise the outstanding contributions of a young woman between the ages of 16 to 23 years in any discipline.
Violence Against Women Agenda
To identify a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the violence against women agenda.