Women in Industry 2019 award winners revealed

The 2019 Women in Industry Awards was held last night at The Park in Melbourne, celebrating the women who lead, energise and inspire in their respective roles across various sectors including road transport.

Prime Creative Media Publisher, Christine Clancy, opened the event, stating that the business case for creating a workplace where women can thrive has never been stronger.

“At the micro level, data shows that companies with greater representation of women in leadership positions is associated with increased productivity.

“Studies in the US have found that greater gender balance among corporate leaders is associated with higher stock values and greater profitability.

“It is also found firms with mixed gender boards tend to out-perform all-male boards, and that Fortune 500 companies with the highest proportion of women on their boards performed significantly better than firms with the lowest proportion,” she said.

The 2019 Women in Industry Award winners are:

Rising Star of the Year – Proudly sponsored by Atlas Copco
Diana Delac – Site Engineer, Fulton Hogan

Mentor of the Year 
Celeste Ward – Process Engineer, Stantec Australia

Safety Advocacy Award – Proudly sponsored by BOC
Kristen Stanford – Safety Manager, CSR Limited

Excellence in Manufacturing– Proudly sponsored by CSR Limited
Amber Burdett-Dow – Customer Experience Program Manager, BOC

Industry Advocacy Award 
Alice Edwards – Technical Project Manager, The Crane Industry Council of Australia

Social Leader of the Year
Penelope Noelle Twemlow – Chair and CEO, Women In Power

Business Development Manager of the Year 
Melissa Waters – Marketing, Brand and Innovation manager, Hebel & Velocity

Excellence in Mining– Proudly sponsored by CSR Limited
Jodi Moffitt – Manager Planning, Roy Hill

Excellence in Engineering
Alana Duncker –Senior Consultant, Stantec Australia

Excellence in Road Transport
Sondra Kremerskothen – Group Manager – Training, Linfox Australia