Cowra's Dr Louise Baker wins NSW Regional Woman of the Year

From left: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Dr Louise Baker, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Minister for Women, Tanya Davies.
From left: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Dr Louise Baker, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Minister for Women, Tanya Davies.

Cowra's Dr Louise Baker has won the NSW Regional Woman of the Year at the NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Dr Baker received the award from NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Women, Tanya Davies at the awards ceremony in Sydney on Thursday morning. 

“I would like to congratulate all the incredible women who have deservedly been recognised as winners and finalists. Your achievements are paving the way generations of women to come,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Dr Baker was recognised for her work as a GP Obstetrician in Cowra for almost 30 years, providing care for generations of local families. 

She has been at the forefront of training and mentoring young doctors from medical students to GP Registrars for many years.

She has also provided significant care to the Aboriginal community and runs the Aboriginal Outreach Service in Yalbalinga, working with the local Indigenous community to establish the service and secure funding.

The other 2019 award winners include: 

  • NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year – Tracey Spicer AM
  • NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year – Associate Professor Faye McMillan
  • First State Super Lifetime Achievement Award – Shirley Smith
  • Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year – Dr Angelica Merlot
  • Community Hero Award – Dr Leng Tan NSW Business Woman of the Year – Leanne Heywood