Local Woman of the Year Celebrated

Friday, 06 March 2020

Ms Birgitte Maibom has been recognised at this year’s NSW Women of the Year Awards at the ICC Sydney, a few days before International Women’s Day which will be celebrated on Sunday, 8 March.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, attended the event with Ms Maibom to celebrate her achievements and the inspiring efforts of other trailblazing women across NSW.

“It was a truly inspirational event where women, like Birgitte, were deservedly recognised for the profound and positive impact they have on their communities,” Mr Coure said.

“The St George area is a better place because of Birgitte and I was proud to see her represent our local community at the Awards.”

Ms Maibom was chosen as the Local Woman of the Year by Mr Coure for her outstanding leadership as the Chief Executive Officer of Learning Links, a role that she has held for the past four and a half years.

Ms Maibom thanked Mr Coure for the honour of receiving this award.

“Mark has always been a great supporter of Learning Links since he was elected to Parliament. He understands the power of education, especially the life-changing impact it has on lives of our young people,” Ms Maibom said.

Since starting at Learning Links in 2013, Birgitte with her team, have helped transform the lives of hundreds of local children who have learning disabilities and difficulties through early intervention programs.

“I am honoured to be the Local Woman of the Year and thank the Learning Links Board and staff, supporters and local community members for allowing me to positively impact the lives of so many young people.”

For more information on the 2020 NSW Women of the Year Awards, including a full list of statewide award winners, please visit https://www.women.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/women-of-the-year