Solveig Coulon named 2024 Willoughby Local Woman of the Year

Solveig Coulon, Founder of local market Le Marché Willoughby has been named 2024 Willoughby Local Woman of the Year in recognition of her significant work in and for our community.


Member for Willoughby Tim James commended Ms Coulon on the honour, recognising her passion and the positive impact she has made to the Willoughby area.


“Solveig is a success story of leadership, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit. Her continuous efforts towards the advancement of our community have helped shape our society into an even better place,” Mr James said.


“Solveig serves as an inspiration for women aspiring to realise their potential. Since immigrating from France a decade ago, she has embraced and given back to our community, organising the bustling Le Marché Willoughby markets as well as various other French markets across Sydney. Through her contributions, Solveig has continued to enrich the already vibrant cultural fabric of Willoughby, making it an even better and more empowering place for women to thrive, work and enjoy.”


NSW Shadow Minister for Women Leslie Williams congratulated the state’s Local Woman of the Year Award 2024 recipients.


“The Local Woman of the Year Award is a wonderful way to recognise the many achievements of local women,” Ms Williams said.


“Women are so vital to making our area such a great place to live through their contributions to the workforce, their families and our community”.


The Local Woman of the Year Awards is an annual program celebrating outstanding women in local communities. This is a separate program which runs alongside the prestigious Women of the Year Awards program.


The Local Women of the Year Awards is part of the NSW Government’s initiative to recognise the accomplishments of women as part of NSW Women’s Week 2024, running 4-10 March, coinciding with International Women’s Day on 8 March.


Recipients of the Local Woman of the Year Awards will be hosted at the NSW Women of the Year Awards Ceremony at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on 7 March 2024.