Reward remarkable women

LEADING by example, five outstanding women have received recognition for their efforts at Granville Rotary’s International Women’s Day Awards event.

Hosted at Granville RSL Diggers Club, awards were presented to Auburn Police Area Command’s Senior Constable Youth Officer Gabrielle Di Marino (Police in Frontline Service), business coach Uma Panchapakesan (Health and Wellness Service), teacher and HSC exam marker Kathryn Fraser (Vocational Service), real estate agent Paulette Ghaleb (Vocational Service) and lawyer Jennifer Scott (Keynote Speaker).
With the theme ‘Inspire Inclusion’, the main aim of the annual event is to commend those forging a much more inclusive world for women.
Looking after the property needs of residents for over three decades, Paulette is an award-winning L J Hooker agent and was pleasantly surprised to receive the award.
“I’ve always tried to be a role model and am passionate about mentoring the younger generation,” she said.
“This award is fantastic as it feels like I really must be inspiring others and that makes me very happy.”
Rotary International Director (Elect) and a Member of the Order of Australia, Jennifer said: ““The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her, but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.”
As well as the awardees and Granville Rotary members including club president Sanjeev Goyal and secretary Shanthini Donald, the event was attended by Rotary District Governor Tonia Barnes, Assistant Governor Bharathi Rengarajan, Cumberland councillors and Rotarians past and present.