Celebrating Women in Operations 

Welcome to the NAWO 100 Women in Operations campaign. This platform celebrates the careers of women in operations across our multi-industry network (our membership is drawn from nine industries that have historically had less than 25% female representation).

Watch this space as we continue to profile brilliant women working in operations across our multi-industry network.

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100 Women in Operations

Showcasing 100 women working in diverse and rewarding careers in operations

Nominate a woman in operations from your team
  • Madeline started her career in manufacturing after joining a supply chain graduate program. In her current role as Demand and Supply Planning Manager, Maddi is now responsible for ensuring Oji’s Fibre packaging products are produced and delivered on time. And… she loves it!

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  • An industrial engineer by trade, Claudia has worked across multiple industries and countries ranging from FMCG and automotives to marketing. Claudia now leads the supply chain for Yates.

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  • Rajita started out as the only woman technician in AWS and is now a Senior Data Centre Engineer. She’s passionate about sharing her experiences and advocating for women in technical spaces.

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  • Starting her career as a receptionist, Hailey stumbled into the world of physical security. Now with 20 years of industry experience, Hailey is a Senior Security Program Manager, responsible for physical security of AWS data centres.

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  • Nat is the epitome of someone who never thought they would end up in operations; her story shows how embracing her curiosity led to her creating a path that allowed her to embrace her passion: supporting the safety, health and wellbeing of people and showing how a safety culture positively impacts the entire business.

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  • Rhi, a 28-year-old Maori wahine from New Zealand, embodies natural leadership and determination. From her start as a temp picker/packer to becoming the Operations Supervisor at ProPharma Hamilton, where she oversees site operations, her journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication and leadership skills. 

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  • From achieving a degree in chemical engineering to becoming a global supply chain leader, Amanda McNaughton shares how her diverse experiences in operations have helped shape her successful career. Read on to hear more of her thoughts on the power of effective delegation, communication and collaboration, plus find out what her advice to her younger self would have been.

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The purpose of this campaign isto amplify the stories of women in operational roles.  

Your nomination not only recognises your nominee’s success publicly (which is awesome for boosting self-efficacy and confidence) , it also draws attention to your employer brand and the exciting opportunities your business offers for people of all genders. Our desired outcome is that other businesses in your sector and the broader community start to see that the landscape is changing and really shake up some of those pesky gender stereotypes! 


Please join our campaign by nominating women and non-binary (they/them and she/her identifying) people in your business to be profiled on our social media and website throughout 2024.  

Nominees will also be offered the opportunity to be guests on ‘What a Job’ – our fortnightly online Check In & Chats. The nomination process is quick and easy.