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Women In Industry Awards 2024


Following a successful 2023 event in Melbourne, the Women in Industry Awards returns for 2024, with Sydney set to host.

This year, the 11th annual Women in Industry Awards will once again provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding women in their respective industrials sectors.

The 2023 event was a big success, with a record 160 nominations across 10 categories – a 95 per cent increase on 2022’s awards. The gala dinner sold out for the first time in its history, recording a 55 per cent attendance increase from the previous year.

A mixture of new and returning sponsors have signed up to support the 2024 event, with each putting its name to an award. These include:

Fulton Hogan – Woman of the Year
“Fulton Hogan are proud to sponsor the Women in Industry – Woman of the Year award for another year in 2024. This sponsorship demonstrates our commitment to supporting and driving change within predominantly male industries, doing what we can to make heavy industry more attractive and accessible for women to join and stay. Fulton Hogan recognise that diversity is not only essential for us to change, adapt and grow, but it also good for business and results in happier workplaces with a better culture leading to better retention of our people.”
Graeme Johnson – Fulton Hogan Australia CEO

PACCAR Australia – Excellence in Manufacturing
“PACCAR has a long and proud history of supporting women in all areas of its global businesses and recognises programs such as Women in Industry Awards help promote women more broadly than its own company and industry. Being part of the awards helps us further our goal of celebrating and championing inclusion and diversity in the workplace.”
Michael Long – Director Sales and Marketing, PACCAR Australia

SEW-Eurodrive – Excellence in Engineering
“Knowing how vital gender diversity is in our manufacturing industry drives us to work together to recognise women’s work and support them in fulfilling their goals. Once again, we have the pleasure of sponsoring the Women in Industry in 2024.”
Laura Arias – Senior HR Business Partner

Atlas Copco – Rising Star of the Year
“The awards are an opportunity to recognise the contribution of women in industry and their amazing examples for the next generations. Atlas Copco sponsors the awards to show our commitment to females in non-traditional industries and how we can find a better way towards equal representation. We love taking our team to the celebration and showing them the example that is set by all these amazing women.”
Fiona Halliday – HR Business Partner

Komatsu – Industry Advocacy Award
“We take great pride in supporting the Women in Industry Awards, a program dedicated to championing the success of women in mining. Our participation reflects our company’s commitment to fostering an environment where women’s contributions are not only acknowledged but also celebrated.”
Christine Morris – Director Strategy & Performance at Komatsu Mining

Kenter – Excellence in Transport
“Kenter sees this award as a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the tenacity of women across diverse industries. With 13 years of experience in heavy industry, we’ve witnessed a remarkable shift in gender roles, making the push for inclusivity more prominent than ever. Our sponsorship reflects the recognition of the immense value these businesses bring and as a female-founded enterprise, we’re committed to supporting and uplifting women in the logistics sector.”
Emily Jackman – Founder of Kenter

COG Advertising – Business Development Manager of the Year
“When described as a collective ‘industry’ – for as long as I can remember it’s typically led many to think of tough environments, hard work, and a very male dominated work profession. Today, as a collective – we women are changing the narrative and reclaiming those terms as our own. Celebrating Women in Industry in this day and age will forever be something I am proud to be in support of, and will continue to aspire to and hold great tenor for.”
Sarah Doyle – General Manager, COG Advertising

The 2024 Women in Industry Awards will be held on Thursday, June 20.

Nominations for the 2024 event are now open. To submit yours, visit:

For sponsorship opportunities, please head to: sponsors



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