Top 50 Public Sector Women Awards

Raising the profile and highlighting excellence delivered by exceptional women leaders in the public sector.



Top 50 Public Sector Women 2023 awards

The Top 50 Public Sector Women Awards nomination period is now closed.

This year, IPAA Victoria hopes to recognise an esteemed cohort of Established Leaders and Emerging Leaders who comprise the best of the public sector.

Award program key dates

  • 18 September 2023 – nominations open.
  • 3 November 2023 – nominations close.
  • November 2023 – assessment and judging.
  • Early February 2024 – nominees informed of outcomes, winners notified.
  • 18 April 2024 – award presentation and formal announcement of winners.
Top 50 emerging

Emerging Leader category

When applying, think of leaders in the early to mid-stage of leadership career (e.g. Team Leader, Manager, emerging Director) who are recognised as the next generation of public sector leaders.

Top 50 established

Established Leader category

When applying, think of senior leaders in the public sector in Victoria (e.g. an experienced Director, Executive Director, GM, CEO) who demonstrate positive and proactive leadership behaviours, including integrity, diversity and inclusion, and transformation

our partners

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Top 50 Public Sector Women 2021 Awards highlights

In April 2022, IPAA Victoria held the Top 50 Public Sector Women Awards presentation to recognise the 80 exceptional women leaders for their tireless and inspirational efforts made during the COVID-19 pandemic.