Do you know one of Victoria’s most outstanding women?

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The search for 20 remarkable Victorian women kicked off on Aug 8, with nominations opening for the 2017 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Minister for Women Fiona Richardson has called on Victorians to give an outstanding woman they know the recognition they deserve.

Each year, the Victorian Honour Roll celebrates 20 exceptional women who have made a significant and lasting contribution to their local community, the nation or the world, an official press release said.

The women will join the 582 women remarkable women named in in the Honour Roll since it began in 2001, including Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne and 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty.

Minister for Women Fiona Richardson said, “If you know an exceptional Victorian woman, then we want to know about her, too. It is the hard work of women in our community that has helped shape Victoria into the great state that it is today. We need to honour that.

“This prestigious award has celebrated the great achievements of 582 women over 15 years. I can’t wait to honour 20 more.”

The awards are looking for nominations from women across all industries and fields of endeavour, including women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal communities, women with a disability and younger, regional and rural women.

If you know an extraordinary woman who deserves recognition for her contribution, leadership and achievements, please nominate her for the 2017 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Nominations close 5pm Friday, 7 October, 2016. (TIW)

Further information can be found at www.vic.gov.au/honourrollofwomen