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Finalists revealed for 2023 Women in Industries awards

Finalists have been revealed for the Women in Industry awards. The awards are an opportunity to celebrate the success of outstanding women from across a range of industrial sectors, including mining, transport, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, bulk handling, waste management, rail and construction and infrastructure – all sectors that are traditionally male-dominated.

Tickets are available for the gala dinner event, which will take place on Thursday, 8 June 2023 at Aerial, South Wharf (Melbourne) from 6:30PM to 11:30PM.

The finalists are:

Business Development Success of the Year

Kacey Finlayson – Get Real Workwear & Safety

Kelly McGinty – Powerhouse Logistics Pty Ltd

Lucinda Adams – Weir Minerals Australia

Navine Smith – Laminex Australia

Sandra Robinson – Kennards Hire

Stefanie Frawley – TMX Global


Excellence in Construction – sponsored by NAWIC

Aimee Najdovski – Acciona Australia

Bek Bishop – Elite Building Services (Vic) Pty Ltd

Jenana Roper – Schneider Electric

Sonja Landon – Sedgman Pty Ltd

Tara Matkovich – Elite Building Services (Vic) Pty Ltd

Trudy Grimshaw – Department of Finance, Western Australia


Excellence in Engineering – sponsored by SEW-EURODRIVE                                  

Elika Karbassi – Liberty Industrial

Elsa Antunes – James Cook University

Helen Baxter-Crawford – SMEC

Jennifer Courmont – Downer

Jennifer Del Mastro – Airservices Australia

Nicola Taylor – BOC                                                                                                                

Excellence in Manufacturing – PACCAR Australia

Brenda Denbesten – Dulux Group

Kristi Riordan – Harvest B

Kym O’Leary – COgear

Naomi Elliott – Concept Laboratories

Rebecca Vella – Laminex Australia

Shari Lyon – Fluxwood Lighting


Excellence in Mining – sponsored by Weir Minerals Australia

Amy Chetcuti – Downright Diesel

Ashara Moore – BHP

Georgia Wilson – Redpath

Lisa Jane Hults – Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd

Tyler Mahoney – Prospectors Club


Excellence in Transport

Amanda Bradfield – EES Shipping Pty Ltd

Ann Lopez – Lopez Brother’s Transport

Caddie Green – Metro Trains Melbourne

Coralie Chapman – Humes Concrete Products

Jenny Lancaster – Aurecon

Leonnie Carter – Carter Heavy Haulage & Transport


Industry Advocacy Award

Alanna Ball – Women in Safety

Alexandra Nagy – SHAPE Australia

Jemma Walshe – Fulton Hogan

Radmila Desic AM FAIB – Queensland Government Department of Communities, Housing, Digital Economy

Ros Dent – BINGO Industries

Ros Milverton – Seaway Intermodal

Sandra Lau – Viva Energy Australia


Mentor of the Year

Alison Cusack – Cusack & Co

Caoilin Chestnutt – BHP

Julie Truss – Weir Minerals Australia

Louise Azzopardi – Louise Azzopardi Training and Development Solutions Pty Ltd

Renny Chivunga – Aurecon

Shiloh Ainuu – BINGO Industries

Teagan Dowler – The BCW


Rising Star of the Year           

Ambrin Begum – M-Power Software Pty Ltd

Aya Salih – Bajwa EnviroConsult

Felicity Waldmann – Kolsen (Espec Pty Ltd)

Maddie Greenwood – SHAPE Australia

Miranda Swift – Northrop Consulting Engineers

Sophia Kurianski – Jinolo

Sunny Kalidas – DCWC


Safety Advocacy Award

Annastasia Denigan – Toll Group

Giselle Phillips – Fredon QLD

Joanna Davies – Aurecon

Kylie Andrew-Komar – Re.Group Pty Ltd

Charlotte Keenan – Laminex Australia

Simone Hamill – Delcon Group

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