Women in Industry is thrilled to announce that BAE Systems, BOC and Atlas Copco Compressors have all renewed their sponsorships of the Awards for 2021.
BOC has sponsored the Women in Industry Awards for the past seven years. The company is dedicated to fostering and recognising excellence across the industrials sector and is committed to industry safety, sponsoring the Safety Advocacy Award.
Internally, BOC supports its employees to achieve success, with several members of its staff recognised as finalists and winners of the Women in Industry Awards in recent years.
Atlas Copco Compressors has also supported the program for a number of years, first sponsoring in 2016. As a global company, they are committed to maintaining diversity within their business. Atlas Copco believe diversity is a critical driver of success and leads to unstoppable innovation.
“Atlas Copco sponsors the Women in Industry Awards as a part of our specific strategy to address diversity in our business and within the broader industry in which we operate,” says Fiona Halliday, Human Resources Business Partner at Atlas Copco.
“For us it shows we are not just serious about our commitment to celebrating the diversity, but also set ourselves Group wide diversity targets such as having 30 per cent of females in our organisation by 2030.”
The Rising Star of the Year Award, sponsored by Atlas Copco, recognises some of industry’s up-and-comers and future talent that are making a difference already.
Atlas Copco and BOC are joined by BAE Systems, which has renewed their sponsorship for a consecutive year. As one of the worlds largest security, defence and aerospace companies, BAE Systems has one of Australia’s largest teams of engineers and as such, sponsors the Excellence in Engineering award.
“The Women in Industry Awards provide a unique platform to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women in engineering in Australia. BAE Systems is committed to progressing women and addressing gender diversity and balance in the industry,” says Kirsty Bateman, BAE Systems Director, Engineering Capability.
“These awards afford us an opportunity to publicly promote that commitment. We are delighted to once again sponsor the Excellence in Engineering category in 2021.”
With only 12 per cent of engineers in Australia being women, BAE Systems are dedicated to raising the profile of these women and encouraging others to the sector.
Women in Industry looks forward to working with all our sponsors to bring industry a fantastic event that celebrates women right across the industrials sector. If you are interested in joining these fantastic companies, you can find out more here.