Geelong Regional Library CEO Patti Manolis is one of twenty women being inducted onto the 2016 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Each year, a number of Victorian women who have made significant contributions at a local, state, national or international level are inducted to the Honour Roll as a way of acknowledging their achievements.
Ms Manolis has committed her career to achieving excellence in public library service
She is dedicated to life-long learning, the exchange of ideas and information and the
empowerment of communities.
As Chief Executive Officer of recognised industry leader Geelong Regional Library, Ms Manolis has succeeded in providing the best library, heritage and community experience.
Under her leadership the transformation of the Geelong Regional Library to deliver innovative, high quality, contemporary and sustainable services has been commended and extends across a further four Local Government Authorities.
Minister for Women, Fiona Richardson, said that each inductee to the Honour Roll had a unique and extraordinary story which would inspire future generations of young women to strive and to realise their full potential.
More information on the Victorian Honour Roll for Women is available at http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/news-publications/victorian-honour-roll-of-women
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney:
“It is wonderful to see Patti inducted to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women this
year, for her contribution to community learning and empowerment.”
“Patti has been instrumental in building new libraries in West Footscray, Waurn Ponds, Lara and Bannockburn and most recently the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.”
“Her work in our community is absolutely invaluable and I congratulate her on this great honour.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Women, Fiona Richardson:
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to celebrate the contributions of these remarkable Victorian women who have worked tirelessly to make our community a fairer and more inclusive place.”
“Every woman on this list has an amazing success story to tell. I’m incredibly proud
that we have such inspirational leaders and mentors paving the way for our next generation of Victorian women.”