Chanel Contos in the running for 2023 NSW Young Woman of the Year award

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Sexual consent activist, Chanel Contos, has been named a finalist for the 2023 NSW Woman of the Year Award.

This award is one of seven categories for this year’s NSW Women of the Year awards program, including the NSW Woman of Excellence Award and the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Award.

Contos was listed among five other female finalists in her category such as Daniya Syed and Jiahui Diana Zhang.

The Greek Australian was recognised on the list for founding the ‘Teach Us Consent’ movement and actively lobbying for earlier sexual consent education in Australian schools since 2021. 

Chanel Contos. Photo: Side Note

In a statement, NSW Minister for Women, Bronnie Taylor, said the women recognised as finalists are making a significant impact across the board, from science to education, health, industry, culture and community.

“There were almost 400 nominations, showcasing incredible women from all walks of life who are championing positive change. These finalists are an inspiration to us all and it’s wonderful to see them getting the recognition they deserve,” Minister Taylor said.

Winners will be announced on Thursday, March 9 at the 2023 NSW Women of the Year Awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre, Sydney and will be live streamed online.

The awards are part of NSW Women’s Week, which runs from Monday, March 6 to Sunday, March 12 .

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