We are so proud to congratulate Glenda Kickett on her induction into the WA Women's Hall of Fame yesterday.
Glenda is currently a lecturer at our school, as well as being Centrecare's Aboriginal Culture Advisor and was also Chair of NAIDOC.
Glenda joins a list of women who have influenced and inspired us in making significant contributions to WA's community. Congratulations to her and to all the wonderful women who were nominated and inducted into the WA Women's Hall of Fame.
A strong Ballardong Wadjuk woman, Glenda Kickett is an inspiration to many.
She was 2010 West Australian Social Worker of the Year and is a tireless community worker. She has also won the Grace Vaughan Award which enabled her to visit Canada to meet with the First People there.
A single parent, Glenda has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Western Australia (UWA) where she is also completing her PhD studies and lecturing at the School of Population Health.
Glenda was fostered out as a child and endured hardships as a result but this contributed to her resolve and passion for quality care for Aboriginal children today.
She can always be found behind the scenes at Aboriginal community events around Perth and she volunteers whatever time she has left. Glenda is also Manager for Aboriginal Therapeutic Services for the Australian Childhood Foundation and a Lecturer in Social Work at Population Health at UWA.
In her capacity as the Chair of NAIDOC, she helped pioneer the Miss NAIDOC Perth program where participants’ benefit from a six-week long Empowerment and Leadership Program.
Fiona Maley (UWA School of Population Health) (+61 8) 6488 1299
David Stacey (UWA Media and Public Relations Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716