FORMER Women’s Health Tasmania chief executive officer Glynis Flower has been recognised for her work in advocating for women in Tasmania after being inducted to the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women.
Ms Flower was appointed to her role at Women’s Health Tasmania in 2009 and during that time has been dedicated to upholding the rights of women, promoting women’s access to healthcare and reducing violence against women.
She has worked strategically and developed services for those who are most vulnerable in the community.
Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad honoured Ms Flower in a speech in Parliament.
“I had the pleasure of working alongside Glynis for many years at Women’s Health Tasmania where I served on the board for five years,” she said.
“When I was asked to think about Glynis, I was always struck by her humbleness and how self-effacing she was about her own skills and experience.”
Ms Haddad said she learnt a lot from Ms Flower during this time.
“Glynis fostered people’s careers in a caring, loving, gentle way,” she said.
“She was so loved by all who worked at, volunteered or used the services of Women’s Health Tasmania.
“Glynis’ impact on all who knew her role is a prime example of what should be and has been recognised by the Honour Role of Women.”
The Honour Roll of Women recognises the stories and achievements made by Tasmanian women who have contributed to the Tasmanian community, and have served in helping reduce gender inequality across the state.
Caption: From left, Labor Deputy Leader Michelle O’Byrne, Honour Roll of Women inductee Glynis Flower and Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad.