Sonam Choden accepts her award for ACT Woman of the Year
19 March 2021
Sonam Choden has been named as the 2021 ACT Woman of the Year for her work at Calvary Public Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sonam is an incredible woman who has brought awareness to women who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and advanced gender equality and respect for migrant women in her workplace.
Since migrating from Bhutan, where English is not her first language, Sonam has been working at Calvary for four years. Sonam also supports her husband and two teenage children as they study on student visas.
Congratulations also to Dhani Gilbert who was named the 2021 ACT Young Woman of the Year and to Liz Stephens who was named the 2021 ACT Senior Woman of the Year.
Dhani is a proud Wiradjuri woman who is focused on achieving just and sustainable outcomes for Country, community, and young people. Dhani is an exceptional community activator and advocate, she contributes to improving the lives women and girls in the ACT through her active contributions to the Canberra community.
Liz has made an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of queer women through her organisation and coordination of events and bringing together the community through her work at Diversity ACT. Liz is a positive, tireless community volunteer who has brought women together to connect and make lifelong friends.
Congratulations to all the nominees of the 2021 ACT Women’s Awards for their outstanding contributions to our community.