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