2021 Awardees

Recipients of the 2021 Edna Ryan Awards

Now open for nominations

Nominate a woman making a feminist difference in NSW or the ACT for the 2024 Edna Ryan Awards.

Entries close on July 31 2024.

Nominations are now open








On the 5th November 2021 we came together online to celebrate the women making a feminist difference in NSW and the ACT.

Twenty-eight feminist sisters were celebrated across 6 categories on the night.

Brittany Higgins was awarded the Grand Stirrer Award for “inciting others to challenge the status quo”.

We applaud these women who have kept the feminist legacy of Edna Ryan alive.

The 2021 awardees :





Brittany HigginsGrand Stirrer2021Brittany Higgins (PDF)
Our Bodies Our ChoicesLeadership2021Our Bodies Our Choices (PDF)
Catherine GanderLeadership2021Catherine Gander (PDF)
Hayley FosterLeadership2021Hayley Foster (PDF)
Elaine Evans (Posthumous)Leadership2021Elaine Evans  (PDF)
Kittu RandhawaLeadership2021Kittu Randhawa (PDF)
Patricia RanaldLeadership2021Patricia Ranald (PDF)
Mentor Walks: Adina Jacobs, Bobbi MahlabMentoring2021Adina Jacobs (PDF) Bobbi Mahlab (PDF)
Lynda CokerMentoring2021Lynda Coker (PDF)
Ann ReynoldsCommunity Activism2021Ann Reynolds (PDF)
Yvette KinkadeCommunity Activism2021Yvette Kinkade (PDF)
Brittany HigginsCommunity Activism2021Brittany Higgins (PDF)
Charmaine Huisman (Posthumous)Community Activism2021Charmaine Huisman (PDF)
Dani VillafanaCommunity Activism2021Dani Villafana (PDF)
Dulce MunozCommunity Activism2021Dulce Munoz (PDF)
Kim LooCommunity Activism2021Kim Loo (PDF)
Clair JacksonArts2021Claire Jackson (PDF)
Claire CousonArts2021Claire Couson (PDF)
Jo-Anne CahillArts2021Jo-Anne Cahill (PDF)
The LoveysArts2021The Loveys (PDF)
Rosell FlatleyArts2021Rosell Flatley (PDF)
Denise ThompsonMedia/ Communication2021Denise Thompson (PDF)
Emily MayoMedia/ Communication2021Emily Mayo (PDF)
Jess HillMedia/ Communication2021Jess Hill (PDF)
Sunita GlosterMedia/ Communication2021Sunita Gloster (PDF)
Diane Hague (Posthumous)Workforce2021Diane Hague (PDF)
Elizabeth HillWorkforce2021Elizabeth Hill (PDF)
Georgie DentWorkforce2021Georgie Dent (PDF)
Robynne MurpheyWorkforce2021Robynne Murphey (PDF)