Congratulations to the winners of Women in Industry Awards 2018

We would like to thank all attendees and finalists for joining us at this year’s Women in Industry Awards.

It was an amazing night that saw nearly 200 participants from a diverse range of industries come together to celebrate and promote the achievements of women in making valuable contributions to their sectors.

We congratulate the winners on behalf of the Prime Creative Media team and we hope to see you all next year.

The winners in each category of the Awards were decided through much deliberation by the panel of judges as follows:

Rising Star of the Year – Proudly sponsored by Atlas Copco

Allison Basford – Property Development Manager, CSR LIMITED

Mentor of the Year – Proudly sponsored by CSR

Gita Pendharkar – Senior Educator, RMIT University

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Safety Advocacy Award – Proudly sponsored by BOC

Juliet Maynard – People and Safety Manager, Monier Roofing

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Excellence in Manufacturing 

Anna Hopkins – Founder, The Low Carb Living Group

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Industry Advocacy Award – Proudly sponsored by COG Advertising

Elena Gosse – Chief Executive Officer, Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd

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Social Leader of the Year 

April Whittam – Manager Brand and Sponsorship, Aurizon Holdings Limited

Federica Guidi was awarded Business Development Manager of the Year at the Women in Industry Awards 2018.

Business Development Manager of the Year – Proudly sponsored by manark

Federica Guidi – Global Sales and Business Development Manager, VISA Global Logistics


Excellence in Mining 

Jacqui McGill – Olympic Dam Asset President, BHP

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Excellence in Engineering 

Xiaoke Yi – Theme Leader Computing, Communication and Security, Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

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Excellence in Road Transport 

Jacquelene Brotherton – Transport Manager, Oxford Cold Storage