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Winners of the Women in Industry awards announced

The Women in Industry Awards recognise outstanding women from across a range of industrials sectors, including in mining, transport, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, bulk handling, waste management, rail and construction and infrastructure.

The winners of the 2023 Women in Industry Awards have been revealed.

The awards recognise outstanding women from across a range of industrials sectors, including in mining, transport, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, bulk handling, waste management, rail and construction and infrastructure.

The 2023 Women in Industry Awards were held at Aerial South Wharf in Melbourne.

The 2023 winners:

Business Development Success of the Year

Stefanie Frawley from TMX Global.

Stefanie successfully identified a gap in the offerings available to TMX customers, and introduced a new Portfolio Management option. As a result, Stefanie has grown her team from one to seven employees, servicing more than 14 clients in this new offering, and increased revenue from her team by 1000 per cent in the past two years.

Industry Advocacy Award

Jemma Walshe from Fulton Hogan.

Jemma advocates to ensure time, energy and resources are dedicated to making a difference to the communities that Fulton Hogan works within and has been critical to the establishment and roll out of a number of positive community engagement outcomes.

Mentor of the Year

Teagan Dowler from The BCW.

Teagan has dedicated her career to supporting women in industry. Running online coaching sessions and a career development program, she is tireless in her passion for celebrating, supporting, and developing females in industry and has positively impacted the careers of thousands of women in Australia and abroad.

Safety Advocacy Award – Sponsored by Komatsu

Giselle Phillips from Fredon QLD.

Giselle has been instrumental in pioneering change within the Fredon QLD business; driving the use of technology to streamline the compliance of training and competencies, as well as being proactive in delivering mental health and well-being initiatives.

Rising Star of the Year – Sponsored by Atlas Copco

Sophia Kurianski from Jinolo.

In 2021, Sophia founded Jinolo, a 3D collaboration start-up that helps industrial design and engineering teams save time and money when working on designs with external clients and suppliers. Jinolo has already garnered significant attention, with manufacturing, design, and engineering teams using Sophia’s software to collaborate on 3D files.

Excellence in Transport

Coralie Chapman from Humes Concrete Products.

Coralie has always had a passion for promoting the various roles in the transport and logistics industry as well as safety around heavy vehicles. She is passionate about encouraging women to choose transport as a career path and strongly advocates for diversity and inclusion for people pursuing “non-traditional” careers.

Excellence in Engineering – Sponsored by SEW Eurodrive

Elsa Antunes from James Cook University.

Elsa graduated her PhD in chemical engineering in 2018 and in the five years since has shown ambitious leadership and innovation in the engineering sector. She has been promoted to Senior Lecturer, received over $1 million in grants and is instrumental in creating collaborations with industry and government across a range of topics.

Excellence in Manufacturing – Sponsored by Paccar Australia

Kristi Riordan from Harvest B.

Kristi founded Harvest B. in 2020 to help address global protein needs and sustainability concerns in our food system. With capital support from Woolworth’s venture fund, W23, she has since opened Harvest B’s first factory and a dedicated lab facility to enable rapid cycles of R&D to commercial production.

Excellence in Construction – Sponsored by NAWIC

Trudy Grimshaw from Department of Finance, Western Australia.

Trudy found her passion for construction through a winding road of career choices. Currently the Senior Project Director on the Bunbury Hospital Redevelopment, Trudy in all respects demonstrates how women can take a leading role in the construction industry.

Excellence in Mining – Sponsored by Weir Minerals

Ashara Moore from BHP.

Ashara commenced her career as a Site Engineer, working on projects Australia-wide. Her ultimate goal is to encourage people from all backgrounds to be involved in the resources sector. Ashara firmly believes that mining can be done better – and is determined to be a part of the solution.

Woman of the Year – Sponsored by Fulton Hogan

Giselle Phillips from Fredon QLD.

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