We always love it when we see women in industry and operations being recognised for their contributions. This year, it was even more special because we got to celebrate at the awards ceremony with a group of our NAWO members in person.

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists, and winners. Thank you for your incredible work, dedication and advocacy.

Thank you to Prime Creative Media and the sponsors of the awards ifm, Atlas Copco, BAE Systems, BOC South Pacific, Weir Minerals, and Komatsu Construction for hosting a wonderful celebration of women in industry. It was tremendous to be part of it!

We want to take this opportunity to send a special shoutout to Megan McCracken, Stephanie O’Dwyer and Kylie Fraser!

Megan won the Women in Industry Industry Advocate Award

We’re elated that Megan McCracken, a passionate campaigner for women in operations has won this award. This is greatly deserved recognition of her work!

Megan has over 25 years operational experience across resources, automotive, energy and rail industry. Her leadership was pivotal to the reduction in the gender pay gap at Arc Infrastructure from 22.6% to less than 1%.

Her contributions played a huge role in Arc receiving Engineer Australia’s Most Ambitious Company in Gender Diversity award and the Australian Rail Industry’s Workforce Diversity Award.

As a NAWO board member and board chair from 2015 to 2021, Megan set the example and advocated across multiple industries to drive better gender balance in operations.

With Megan unable to travel from WA, Louise Weine was delighted to accept the award on Megan’s behalf. We’ve included the video of that moment and Megan’s award acceptance speech.

Kylie Fraser, former NAWO board member, was a finalist in the the Women in Industry Awards Mentor of the Year category

Having learned from amazing leaders in logistics, Kylie is always keen to give back to an industry she loves. That’s why she joined the NAWO Mentoring Program in 2013 and has been a dedicated mentor since. She is also mentors Linfox leaders.

Kylie takes great pride in growing and developing people and finds fulfilment in nurturing new talent who will become future leaders in the logistics industry.

So many people have benefited from Kylie’s mentoring and her leadership. Kylie is a role model to so many of us in the NAWO network and throughout the logistics community. We are super grateful to Kylie for all that she does to encourage and develop talent in logistics. Whilst she did not take home the award last night Kylie is mentor of the decade to us here NAWO.

Stephanie O’Dwyer won the Women in Industry Safety Advocacy Award

Stephanie led a grassroots approach to Health and Wellbeing strategy by listening to the company’s frontline people and tailoring programs to meet their requirements.

Stephanie’s efforts have been pivotal to having 650 people across the company complete mental health awareness training. We’re delighted that she’s been honoured and recognised for her amazing work.

BlueScope are dedicated and long term premium NAWO members. We congratulate Stephanie and Bluescope for winning this award and for striving to lead the way forward on health and wellbeing and gender balance in operations!