Rebecca Evans, Welsh Labour's Assembly candidate for Gower, is encouraging local residents to take the chance to celebrate the amazing achievements being made by women in a new awards ceremony.
Chwarae Teg, a charity that has been working for nearly a quarter of a century on promoting the role of women in the workplace, has announced that these new high-profile awards will be presented in a ceremony in April 2016 under the charity's 'Womenspire' banner.
Rebecca Evans said, "These new awards will celebrate the achievements of inspirational women, and the contribution of organisations who are helping create a Wales where women achieve, prosper, and fulfil their potential. I would love to see women and employers across Gower recognised amongst the nominees and winners.
"The awards are particularly exciting because they seek to celebrate women in all walks of life doing extraordinary things. The awards are seeking to recognise women in fields including enterprise, media, and sport. They are looking for women in rural communities, women who are pioneers in their field, rising stars, and women who have made a personal achievement.
"The awards will also recognise employers in the private, public, and third sectors who are making a difference for women in Wales."
Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Lesley Griffiths, has also welcomed the new national honours programme, saying, "The huge contribution women make to Welsh life can often go unnoticed so I welcome this new honours programme which celebrates the achievements of women in Wales.
"It is vitally important we take every opportunity to recognise the talent, commitment and success of all women in Welsh society as well as recognising those women who inspire and support others around them."
Nominations close on 8th January 2016.
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Rebecca Evans, Welsh Labour's candidate for Gower, has praised the Welsh Government and Swansea Council for their multi-million pound investment in the new Gowerton Primary School.
Visiting the site, Rebecca Evans said:
"Despite the savage cuts to Welsh Government budgets over recent years, it is heartening to see that education continues to receive the priority it should. Children deserve to be taught in buildings that are fit for the 21st Century, and the new Gowerton Primary School will provide an environment in which children will enjoy learning and staff will feel valued and motivated.
"The building is light and airy, with plenty of space - it is no wonder that pupils are so excited about coming to the new school when it opens in January.
"It is important that significant investment like this also benefits the community more widely, which is why I was particularly impressed by the inclusion of a Community Room which will help the school cement its place at the heart of the community, where it belongs."