Created to help celebrate the work women do in their health and safety roles, the awards took place on Thursday 27th November at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.
“One of the nominees who we had been in contact with, Fiona Perrin advised that we attend the 2023 Women in Safety Awards, hosted by Allanna Ball, to meet some of the most influential women in the safety space.
On arrival, we were greeted with a networking hour and made some fantastic introductions. Once we had finished chatting, we sat down for the talk section of the day, with Dr. Sherilyn Mills from HSE Global. Sherilyn shared her inspirational story, of how she took every opportunity presented to her to become the influential woman in safety she is today.”
Inspiring the next generation.
Georgie and Hannah then attended the awards section, where they celebrated Mentor of the Year, Leader of the Year and many more.
They also heard from the panel who discussed the topic of inspiring the next generation. Phoebe Gane (Executive a WSP), Monica Nwosu (Director of Nigerian Women Safety Professionals), Dr. Balfour (Head of Health for Minerals Council South Africa) and Helen Goudy (National HSE Manager at Komatsu) discussed topics such as imposter syndrome, failing forward and being a safety woman in a man’s world.
After the panel discussion, the final section of the awards included hearing a moving story about Allanna’s friend and mentor, Victoria Jameson, who tragically lost her life. Victoria was a trailblazer for the Women in Safety movement, and they have since dedicated an award to her. The winner of the award would show the same values, passion, and drive for safety as Victoria had shown.
Recruitment Consultant Hannah Martinez said:
“It was a fantastic day and we met some incredible women who are driving safety initiatives for the industry.”