The fifth annual Coral McLean Awards breakfast, held on 8 June 2017 was an incredible celebration of all the women who do so much to build up and help others in our community.
Among the awards presented at the Breakfast was the Chifley Woman of the Year which was awarded to Firdousi Obeidullah, Coordinator of House of Sakinah Women Support Centre at Mt Druitt. Firdousi is the Managing Director of House of Sakinah (HOS) and coordinates the service to educate women, predominantly from culturally linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), about dealing with issues of domestic violence.
Prior to HOS, she volunteered for Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and was also among the first Muslim women to gain access to the detention centre in Villawood, where she helped many refugee families, providing them with basic necessities.

Women of the year: Firdousi Obeidullah