The Winners of the 2016 Women In Industry awards

Published: 15/07/2016

The third annual Women In Industry awards drew together hundreds of people, focusing on the amazing achievements of women in Australia’s industrial sectors.


The Women in Industry Awards recognises and rewards the achievements of women working in the nation’s industrial, logistics, and engineering sectors, and aims to raise the profile of women within industry, as well as promote and encourage excellence.

The only awards program of its kind to encompass mining, manufacturing, engineering and now both transport and logistics, it also encourages the industrial world to raise the profile of women working in the differing sectors by embracing diversity and creating clear paths for the next generation to follow, as well as highlighting all the work done by the pioneering women of Australian industry.

And the winners of this year’s event were:

Marketing and CommunicationsElgas’ Jodie Collins

Industry AdvocacyAustmine’s Christine Gibbs Stewart

Social Leader of the YearMining Family Matters’ Alicia Ranford

The Rising StarSoma Organic’s Colly Galbiati

Business Development Manager of the Year (Brought to you by ABB)Donaldson Australasia’s Donna Curl

Excellence in Manufacturing (Brought to you by BOC) – New Age Cavan’s Gabby Montagnese

Excellence in Commercial Road TransportTaylor Removal’s Melissa Taylor

Excellence in Mining (Brought to you by MMD Australia)BHP Billiton’s Kirsty Liddicoat

2016 Mentor of the Year (Brought to you by CSR Lightweight Systems)Alkane Resources’ Simone Painter.

To find out more about these women, and why they took out the 2016 awards, read Australian Mining over the coming week as we profile each of the winners.