The 2018 Women in Industry Awards took place in Sydney last night in a celebration of female achievement across a host of industries, including traditionally male-dominated industries such as mining.
The Awards, now in its fifth year, saw a strong showing of nominees; the most directly mining-focused award of the night, the Excellence in Mining Award, was won by BHP’s Jacqui McGill, outgoing asset president at the company’s multi-commodity Olympic Dam operation in South Australia.
McGill won the award against strong competition from Rose Lindner, environmental advisor at Diversified Minerals, and Sabina Shugg, founder and chair of Women in Mining Western Australia.
April Whittam, brand and sponsorship manager of Aurizon Holdings, a company known for providing ore freight transport for the mining industry, won the award for Social Leader of the Year.
Here is the full list of winners from the night:
Excellence in Mining
BHP Olympic Dam asset president, Jacqui McGill
Excellence in Road Transport
Oxford Cold Storage transport manager, Jacquelene Brotherton
Rising Star of the Year (sponsored by Atlas Copco Compressors)
CSR property development manager, Allison Basford
Business Development Manager of the Year (sponsored by Manark Printing)
VISA Global Logistics global sales & business development manager, Federica Guidi
Social Leader of the Year
Aurizon Holdings manager – brand & sponsorship, April Whittam
Industry Advocacy Award (sponsored by COG Advertising)
Australian Innovative Systems CEO, Elena Gosse
Mentor of the Year (sponsored by CSR)
RMIT University senior educator, Gita Pendharkar
Excellence in Manufacturing
The Low Carb Living Group founder, Anna Hopkins
Safety Advocacy Award (sponsored by BOC)
Monier Roofing people & safety manager, Juliet Maynard
Excellence in Engineering
Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology theme leader – computing, communication and security, Xiaoke Yi