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Winners revealed for 2019 Women in Industry Awards


The 2019 Women in Industry Awards took place in Melbourne last Thursday night, celebrating the brilliant, hard-working women helping advance Australian industry.

Attendees at the awards venue at The Park in Albert Park came from a wide variety of sectors such as mining, manufacturing, road and rail, logistics and bulk handling, process infrastructure, and much more.

In total, there were 71 nominees spread across 10 different awards categories, with each one representing excellence in different fields and categories.

The winners and nominees all showed considerable leadership and commitment to their various sectors. The conference and awards show also offered the opportunity to provide insight into issues of gender equality in male-dominated industries.

The full list of winners of the 2019 Women in Industry Awards is as follows:

Social leader of the year  

Penelope Noelle Twemlow, chair and CEO, Women in Power

Rising star of the year

Diana Delac, site engineer, Fulton Hogan

Business development manager of the year

Melissa Waters, marketing, brand and innovation manager, Hebel and Velocity

Mentor of the year

Celeste Ward, process engineer, Stantec Australia

Industry Advocacy Award

Alice Edwards, technical project engineer, The Crane Industry Council of Australia

Safety Advocacy Award

Kristen Sandford, safety manager, CSR Limited

Excellence in engineering

Alana Duncker, senior consultant, Stantec Australia

Excellence in manufacturing

Amber Burdett-Dow, customer experience program manager, BOC

Excellence in road transport

Sondra Kremerskothen, group manager – training, Linfox Australia

Excellence in mining

Jodi Moffitt, manager planning, Roy Hill

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