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Celebrate success at the 2021 Women in Industry Awards


The Women in Industry Awards recognise achievement across multiple male-dominated sectors.

NOW is the perfect time to nominate for the 2021 Women in Industry Awards.

To be held at the Melbourne Arts Centre on 19 August, the event features a cross-section of categories recognising the contribution of women to multiple sectors.

After a suite of high calibre nominations received in 2020, event organisers are once again seeking outstanding submissions from across the rail, logistics, manufacturing, mining, engineering and waste management industries.

“Now is the time to recognise your colleagues, customers, mentors or even yourself,” said event manager Lauren Winterbottom.

Women in Industry ambassador, Rachael Ashfield, of advanced automation company ifm, agrees.

“The Women in Industry Awards give you an opportunity to highlight key aspects and career defining moments of your many years of success and dedication,” Ashfield said.

Rail organisations represented in the awards in 2020 included agencies within the NSW transport cluster, including Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains, and Sydney Metro.

  • Nadine Youssef, associate director at Sydney Trains, was a finalist for the Safety Advocacy Award, a category she ultimately won. Youssef worked to raise awareness of electrical hazards in her role within the Electrical Distribution Unit as the networks is modernised.
  • Sonja Malcolm, senior manager – capability & development from Sydney Metro, is a finalist for the Industry Advocacy Award, which recognises the work done to promote the transport industry. Malcolm has transformed the way that NSW government agencies support and enable sustainable employment of disadvantaged groups.
  • Lidija Dumbaloska, professional head of electrical engineering at Sydney Trains, is a finalist in the Excellence in Engineering category. Dumbaloska has supported collaboration across transport agencies and the energy sector to grow knowledge of electrical engineering.

The full list of categories is below:

  • Social Leader of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Business Development Success of the Year
  • Industry Advocacy Award
  • Mentor of the Year
  • Safety Advocacy Award
  • Excellence in Manufacturing
  • Excellence in Transport
  • Excellence in Engineering
  • Excellence in Mining
  • Woman of the Year

Sponsored by ifm, BAE Systems, BOC, Atlas Copco Compressors and Weir Minerals, the awards will not only recognise the exceptional women that work across Australian industries, but will also provide a highly coveted networking opportunity for attendees.

Nominations are completely free, and close on Friday 25 June.

People and businesses can nominate themselves or someone else. Nominations close on Friday 25 June so start preparing your entries. Please click here to lodge a nomination.