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13 March 2015

2015 Women of Spirit Awards

Posted in Past Events

presented by Bond Hair Religion

About the Awards

For the past nine years, Lifeline Canberra has recognised women of the ACT and region who have overcome adversity, given back to the community and become an inspiration to those around them.

2015 sees an exciting new partnership with award winning hair salon, Bond Hair Religion. Owner, Jenni Tarrant, received the Women of Spirit Award in 2013 and has hugely supported the Awards since.

Finalists were recognised and award recipients were celebrated at the Awards Luncheon held on Wednesday, 2 September 2015.

2015 Finalists

In the 2015 Rising Women of Spirit category, our Finalists were:

  • Rochelle Bright
  • Sarah Mamalai
  • Jessica May
  • Kylie Travers

In the 2015 Women of Spirit category, our Finalists were:

  • Larissa Dann
  • Mirsada Draskovic
  • Gay Evans
  • Sheila Lynch
  • Julie Okley
  • Christine Spicer
  • Joanne Whithear
  • Geetha Wijewickrema

2015 Award Recipients

2015 Rising Women of Spirit Award Recipient - Sarah Mamalai

Battling brain cancer for 8 years, Sarah Mamalai has made it into the tiny 5% bracket of long-term survivors. Sarah has gone on to raise over $160,000 for brain cancer research. 

Click here to read more about Sarah.

2015 Women of Spirit Award Recipient - Gay Evans

Gay Evans has persevered through countless challenges in her life. Overcoming disability, sickness, grief and marriage difficulties, Gay has used her personal struggles and experiences to help others, and has reached countless people in her lifetime. 

Click here to read more about Gay.


More Information

If you would like to find out more or get involved in the 2016 the Awards, please contact Lifeline Canberra's events team on 02 6171 6300 or via  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - Spirited women recognised with Lifeline awards

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - Inspirational women to be recognised at Lifeline’s award function

Previous Award Recipients

Click here to read about our 2014 Women of Spirit Award Recipients.

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Attendees at the 2015 Women of Spirit Awards Launch on Monday, 11 May at Bond Hair Religion

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