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Minister for Defence and Women in Defence Awards patron Senator Marise Payne joined 250 people for the inaugural Women in Defence Awards gala lunch in Canberra on July 27.
SHE took the opportunity to announce in the Hall of Fame inductee, Ms Shireane McKinnie recognising her lifetime of ser- vice in the old Defence Materiel Organisa- tion and continuing her passion for engi- neering and project management with her work with Engineers Australia, working on STEM (science, technology, engineer- ing and maths) and diversity programs.
“I am thrilled and humbled by the nomi- nation and award,” McKinnie said. “It is fantastic to have awards that showcase the many outstanding achievements of women colleagues working in the Defence sector.
“I congratulate ADM on establishing the awards and the Minister for supporting such great initiative, and hope that events like this will inspire and encourage more women to work in the Defence community.”
The winners across the six categories are:
• Communications – Nicole Davies of
• Legal/Contracting–KirstyBuchanof
BAE Systems Australia
• ProjectManagement–GroupCaptain
Wendy Blyth of Department of Defence – Capability Acquisition and Sustain- ment Group
• Engineering – Dr Christine Shana- han of Defence Science & Technology Group
• Technical Trade – Jamie Neggers of Top Aces Inc
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