Glenda Stevens, ACT Senior Woman of the Year

Address to the House of Representatives, Statements by Members - Ms Glenda Stevens

Tuesday 19 March 2024

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the ACT Senior Woman of the Year, and Bean local, Glenda Stevens. Glenda is a highly experienced community leader who has an in-depth understanding of the not-for-profit sector. She has expertise in a range of social policy areas, including gender issues, health, education, children, housing and homelessness and volunteering. A former Air Force air traffic controller and past chair of the ACT Council of Social Services, Glenda is involved in several community organisations that focus on empowering women and girls.

Glenda is an active volunteer with Zonta International, a strong contributor to the social enterprise and small business taskforce with the Canberra Business Chamber, and she's the CEO of Fearless Women, a program that program that provides girls and young women in the ACT with a support service to help them find their voice. It offers short-term counselling, equips girls and women with the tools and resources they need and offers longer-term mentoring support. The program caters to girls and young women who may need additional support due to internal or external factors. Thank you, Glenda, for your tireless and fearless effort in mentoring and empowering future generations of Canberra women.