Newsflash: I am truly thrilled to be able to announce that yesterday I was listed in the 2016 list of 100 Women of Influence in Australia, in the SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & NOT-FOR-PROFIT category. The category winners and overall winner will be announced during an event to be held in the Sydney Town Hall on 27 October 2016.
So many are deserving of being recognised for their work, and I am extremely proud to be a part of this remarkable group of Australian woman of influence. In saying that, the work of others is just as remarkable, and I am proud of all women and men, especially those who despite great personal adversity or serious health issues, continue to work to support others.
Pro Bono Australia featured a story about it yesterday, NFP Leaders Feature in 100 Women of Influence Awards; “A large number of Not for Profit and social enterprise leaders have been honoured in this year’s 100 Women of Influence awards including Dementia Alliance International co-founder and CEO Kate Swaffer and executive director of Good Pitch Australia Malinda Wink.” 100 Women of Influence 2016 announcement
For all the craziness that is their world on some days, it is obvious most people are making a difference, whether on a global or national stage, or in their own lives. One of my favourite poems says it all for me:
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of the intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know that one life has breathed easier
because you lived here.
This is to have succeeded.