Winners

Celebrating the outstanding success and industry work that women in traditionally male-dominated industrials markets have achieved and demonstrated.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 WINNERS

SOCIAL LEADER OF THE YEAR

Proudly sponsored by Komatsu

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 which is why we have decided to sponsor the Social Leader of the Year category.

Winner:

Jo Withford – Senior Project Engineer, Transport for NSW

Finalists:

Anne Williams – Plant Operations Manager Rail, John Holland
Jane Tiller – Ethical, Legal & Social Advisor, Monash University
Jo Withford – Senior Project Engineer, Transport for NSW
Penelope Twemlow – Director, PwC
Pranjal Pawar – Project Manager, Development Victoria

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Proudly sponsored by Atlas Copco

At Atlas Copco we believe 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.

Winner:

Monique Yap – Graduate Engineer, Weir Minerals

Finalists:

Deanne Heier – Product Performance Specialist, Norkse Skog
Isabella Freeman – Project Manager, RoadTek / Department of Transport and Main Roads, QLD
Kirstie Looke – Crude Scheduler, Viva Energy Australia
Louisa Janssen – Site Engineer, Fulton Hogan
Monique Yap – Graduate Engineer, Weir Minerals

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS OF THE YEAR

Winner:

Lacey Webb – Founder & Director, Resource Hub

Finalists:

Katherine Walton – Cyclone Specialist, Weir Minerals
Kylie Hollonds – Managing Director, GF Oats Australia
Lacey Webb – Founder & Director, Resource Hub
Louise Johnson – Scientific Specialist, BOC
Puneeta Chellaramani – Director, KPMG Australia

INDUSTRY ADVOCACY AWARD

Winner:

Megan McCracken – Chair, NAWO

Finalists:

Gina Rinehart – Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting
Hermione Parsons – Director, Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics, Deakin University
Jo Sainsbury – Director, Kickass Women
Kylie Ward – Asia Pacific HR Director, Stantec
Megan McCracken – Chair, NAWO

SAFETY ADVOCACY AWARD

Proudly sponsored by BOC Ltd

BOC has been proudly supporting the Women in Industry Awards for the past seven years. The Awards encourage and recognise the success of women in industries that have traditionally been male-dominated including road transport, logistics, rail and bulk handling, infrastructure, mining and engineering. The calibre of nominees and winners each year demonstrates considerable leadership and commitment to their various sectors, and aligns with BOC’s focus on the pursuit of excellence in industry. BOC believes the Awards are an important event, and it’s critical companies continue to support the participation of women in industry and shine the light on the women who are true role models in leadership.

Winner:

Stephanie O’Dwyer – Manager Health, Wellbeing and Innovation, BlueScope Steel

Finalists:

Ainsley Fysh – Project Systems Representative, RoadTek / Department of Transport and Main Roads, QLD
Grace Kube – Graduate Process Engineer, Norske Skog
Merry Manton – Board Member, Transport Women Australia Limited
Sabrina Sequeria – Project Engineer, Lighting Protection International
Stephanie O’Dwyer – Manager Health, Wellbeing and Innovation, BlueScope Steel

MENTOR OF THE YEAR

Winner:

Larissa Rose – Director Consultant, GG Enviro

Finalists:

Angela Wiggins – Chief Counsel, BAE Systems Australia
Christine Morris – Director Strategy & Performance, Komatsu Mining
Kylie Fraser – President of Consumer & Healthcare Group, Linfox
Larissa Rose – Director Consultant, GG Enviro
Lidia Trehane – Software Engineering Manager, Bosch Australia

EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING

Winner:

Shay Chalmers – Director, Strategic Engineering Australia Pty Ltd

Finalists:

Cori Stewart – CEO, ARM Hub
Heidi Bergman – Director, Manufacturing Sciences & Technology, Seqirus
Julie Jones – General Counsel and Company Secretary, Matrix Composites and Engineering Ltd
Noelle Parlier – Chief Engineer, PACCAR Australia
Sabrina Sequeria – Project Engineer, Lighting Protection International
Shay Chalmers – Director, Strategic Engineering Australia Pty Ltd

EXCELLENCE IN MINING

Proudly sponsored by Weir Minerals

Weir is very excited and 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.

Winner:

Christine Morris – Director Strategy & Performance, Komatsu Mining

Finalists:

Carly O’Loughlan – Director, Ore Contracting WA Pty Ltd
Carrie Heaven – Superintendent Mine Services, Glencore
Christine Morris – Director Strategy & Performance, Komatsu Mining

EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERING

Proudly sponsored by BAE Systems Australia

The Women in Industry awards provide a unique platform to celebrate the achievements of women in Australia. As one of the largest employers of engineers in the country, BAE Systems is particularly proud to sponsor the Engineering Excellence category in 2021. We have female engineers to thank for many of the world’s greatest innovations yet they make up only 12% of engineers employed in Australia. Awards such as these are important to not only celebrate achievement but to also provide inspiration to others to break down barriers, and excel in the engineering industry.

Winner:

Bronwyn Evans – CEO, Engineers Australia

Finalists:

Amelinda Ilardi – Project Manager, ANCA
Ashleigh Fulcher – Reliability Manager, Viva Energy Australia
Bronwyn Evans – CEO, Engineers Australia
Narelle Dobson – Director Special Projects, Department of Transport and Main Roads, QLD
Rachel Barrett – Senior Verification and Validation Engineer, Bosch Australia

EXCELLENCE IN TRANSPORT

Winner:

Catherine Baxter – Chief Operating Officer, Metro Trains

Finalists:

Catherine Baxter – Chief Operating Officer, Metro Trains
Heather Jones – Director, Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls
Kirstyn Glass – Rail Operations Consultant, Trapeze Group Asia Pacific
Merry Manton – Board Member, Transport Women Australia Limited
Penny Ford – Executive Director (Transport Planning Services), Department of Transport and Main Roads, QLD

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