On Australia Day 2021 Sam Mostyn was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her services to business and sustainability, to the community and to women. #Honours2021
We offer our heartfelt congratulations to our brilliant Chair on being awarded this honour, so well deserved for her incredible sustained advocacy and strategic action for gender equality, indigenous rights and climate action.
Speaking at our recent 2020 Gender-wise Event, Evolution, Sam noted:
“… these things matter to us as a prosperous, engaged, contemporary society that values every citizen and these issues about women can become determinative of great leadership…
…enforcing the fact that our expectations about removing discrimination and barriers for women, and applying a gender lens to our giving to make us a better society, is something we should all be prepared to advocate for – men and women.
And often we understand that it is the best path – the most efficient path to a prosperous Australia – that can then take care of a lot of other issues that are going to really beset us in the economy that lies ahead.” – Sam Mostyn AO
Australians Investing in Women congratulates the many award nominees, finalists and recipents across the nation. 2021 marks the first time that all four key Australia Day Awards went to women!
More than 840 Australians were recognised with 36.78% of this year’s awards going to women. A heartfelt thank you to all the extraordinary and inspiring women that have served and shaped Australia. We are heartened by this recognition of women’s role in strengthening society but there is more work to be done for greater gender equality.