2014 Women in Industry Awards: Tonight’s the night

With the judges decisions handed down all there is left to do is chill the champagne for the inaugural 2014 Women in Industry Awards being held at Establishment in Sydney tonight.

With the judges decisions handed down all there is left to do is chill the champagne for the inaugural 2014 Women in Industry Awards being held at Establishment in Sydney tonight.

The 2014 Women in Industry Awards recognises and rewards the achievements of women working in the industrial sectors, and aims to raise the profile of women within industry, as well as promote excellence.

Australian Mining has teamed up with Manufacturers’ Monthly and PACE to acknowledge women who have achieved success through their invaluable leadership, innovation and commitment to their industries

A total of nine awards will be up for grabs tonight, and each will celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies who are committed to raising the profile of women.

Editor-in-chief of Cirrus Media’s industrial publications, Cole Latimer, said the awards program was important in recognising the contributions being made to the changing face of industry.

“Though female participation has risen across all industrial sectors in Australia, companies are still focusing on more innovative attraction and retention strategies to foster this growing talent and support young women working in the sector,” he said.

“Women already working in the sector make up a big part of these support programs.

“They are paving the way for others and achieving great success, and we thinks this needs to be recognised in its own right."

You can follow the event live on Twitter using the hashtag #WII14.

Manufacturers’ Monthly  would like to congratulate each and every finalist.

We look forward to seeing you tonight.

BDM of the Year 

  • Allison Deadman, General Manager – Safescape
  • Elly Pilkadaris, Business Development Manager, Mining & Infrastructure – BlueScope Steel
  • Jacky Magid, General Manager of Sales & Marketing – Charlie's Cookies

Rising Star Award proudly sponsored by QMI SOLUTIONS

  • Cassandra White, CEO – Miners' Promise Australia
  • Courtney Geraghty, Process Engineer – Rio Tinto Coal Australia      
  • Kylie Judd, Quantity Surveyor – Brookfield Multiplex
  • Michelle Ham, Processing Production Supervisor – BHP Billiton

Social Leader 

  • Fiona Haslam McKenzie, Professorial Fellow – Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation          
  • Natasha Cann, Director – NM Cann
  • Rosie Southwood , Manager Aboriginal Affairs – Wesfarmers Limited                   

Industry Advocacy 

  • Lynn Johnson, Manager – SME Engagement Program – Industry Capability Network, Victoria
  • Maree Healey, HR Manager – Thomas & Coffey
  • Naomi Mathers, Industry Liaison Engineer – Australian National University
  • Natasha Cann, Director – NM Cann

Excellence in Engineering proudly sponsored by Direct Automation

  • Abbey Sheridan, Mining Engineering Student – Glencore Coal Assets Australia
  • Courtney Geraghty, Process Engineer-  Rio Tinto Coal Australia
  • Katrina Dodd, Project Manager – Ausenco
  • Naomi Mathers – Industry Liaison Engineer, Australian National University
  • Nicole Brook, General Manager, Business Development & Technical – Glencore Coal Assets Australia

Excellence in Manufacturing

  • Elizabeth Lewis-Gray – Co-founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Gekko Systems
  • Liane Unewisse, General Manager, Health, Safety & Environment – Wesfarmers
  • Lynn Johnson –Manager SME Engagement Program – Industry Capability Network, Victoria

Excellence in Mining 

  • Georgia Maw, Superintendent, Training & Development – BHP Billiton
  • Jo Corliss, Mine Monitoring Supervisor – Rio Tinto
  • Julie Shuttleworth , General Manager Cloudbreak Mine – Fortescue Metals Group
  • Markeeta Maleetz, Mining Supervisor – Rio Tinto
  • Nicole Brook, General Manager, Business Development & Technical- Glencore Coal Assets

Mentor of the Year 

  • Fiona Taukulis, Discipline Lead, Aquatic / Subterranean Ecosystems  – MWH Global
  • Maree Healey,  HR Manager – Thomas & Coffey
  • Natasha Cann- Director,  NM Cann

Employer of the Year proudly sponsored by NLT Australia 

  • Cablex
  • Brookfield Multiplex