Women in Industry Awards are proud to introduce three new sponsors NAWIC, Fulton Hogan and PACCAR, and welcome the return of Atlas Copco, Weir Minerals and Komatsu.
NAWIC is led by a team of passionate employees and volunteers who all strive to help champion and empower women in the construction and related industries to reach their full potential. NAWIC provides a forum for its members to meet and exchange information, ideas and solutions.
NAWIC’s General Manager, Lauren Fahey, says, ‘We applaud the important work of Women in Industry which provides an opportunity for our members and affiliates to expand their personal and business networks, maintain awareness of industry developments, and improve skills and knowledge. The Women in Industry Awards is a significant event that celebrates and amplifies the achievements of women’s contributions to the sector. It’s a prime example of our mantra ‘You can be what you can see’. Supporting women in industry is a significant way NAWIC all can improve female economic security, overcome the skills and labour crisis, and deliver greater profitability and innovation to industry. At NAWIC we think that’s worth advocating for.’
Fulton Hogan delivers high-quality infrastructure to improve the lives of people in Australia and New Zealand, every day. Its 9,000 strong team works in every kind of weather, creating, connecting, and caring for communities. After nearly 90 years in business, Fulton Hogan believes resilient infrastructure will help tackle the challenges of a changing world, and will continue to invest and innovate to play our part.
Fulton Hogan’s General Manager Construction of Victoria and Tasmania, David Fisher, says, ‘We are thrilled to have the opportunity to sponsor the 2023 Woman of the Year category that recognises the contributions of women that are driving positive change in the future of Australian industries, including construction. Fulton Hogan continues to be committed to increasing the participation of women in our construction industry, and recognising those that are already playing a critical role working within it.’
PACCAR Australia has a proud 50-year history of manufacturing and selling trucks and related services and parts in Australia. From its inception in 1966, to the production of the 70,000th Kenworth truck in 2021, the importing and selling of the award winning DAF Trucks and the local assembly of the CF prime mover, all supported and complemented by PACCAR Parts, PACCAR Financial and PacLease, the company has celebrated a number of significant milestones.
Nicole Walton, PACCAR Brand Specialist, comments that, ‘PACCAR has a long and proud history of supporting women in all areas of its global businesses and recognises programs such as Women in Industry Awards help promote women more broadly than its own company and industry. Being part of the awards helps us further our goal of celebrating and championing inclusion and diversity in the workplace.’
Atlas Copco believes that diversity in business is a critical driver for our long term success. The Women in Industry Awards is a special way in which we can show our commitment to advancing the gender balance in industry. As a global company Atlas Copco recognises the link between diversity and innovation and as we say “there is always a better way” and contributing to these awards is just one way that we can show that Atlas Copco recognises the talent and achievement of females across our industry.
Weir Minerals is proud to be supporting the Women in Industry’s Excellence in Mining category, highlighting inspirational female leaders, pioneering initiatives and exceptional talent of today and tomorrow. The Women in Industry Awards align with Weir’s own global Inclusion & Diversity agenda to ensure we develop a culture where everyone’s voice is heard, and where we care for, respect and encourage each other, helping to champion gender equality within our business and our industry.
Komatsu’s philosophy is passed down from generation to generation through our principles, strategies and the belief that Corporate Social Responsibility is part of our core business and the value we create. In regions across the globe, Komatsu continues to provide products and solutions which address social needs and give back to communities where we do business by leveraging skills and passion of our people. We seek to play an active role in supporting the long-term success of society through sustainable efforts that reach far beyond Komatsu.
Women in Industry Awards are devoted to continue supporting outstanding women driving change and breaking down barriers.