The finalists for this year’s Women in Industry Awards have been announced, with National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO Rose Read nominated for the prestigious Industry Advocacy Award.
Now in its seventh year, the Women in Industry Awards recognise and reward the achievements of women working within the waste management, engineering, manufacturing, process control and commercial road transport industries.
The awards aim to raise the profile of women within industry, and this year saw a record number of nominations.
“Nominations for the Woman in Industry Awards have trended up year over year, and this year we saw 27 per cent more nominations than last year’s record,” Woman in Industry Show Director Simon Coburn said.
“We also saw a record number of individual businesses and organisations represented, which demonstrates the wide reach of the program and strong engagement from multiple industry sectors.”
According to Coburn, this year’s finalist review committee were particularly impressed with Read’s work in ensuring that waste is seen as a resource, and that the industry is recognised as an essential service that supports every business and household in Australia.
As NWRIC CEO, Read plays a pivotal role in representing the largest waste and recycling companies operating nationwide, with a turnover of more than $6 billion per year and employing over 15,000 people.
The committee noted that Read’s depth of policy knowledge and operational experience has delivered measurable benefit and noteworthy outcomes over many years.
The winners of the 2020 Women in Industry Awards will be announced late August 2020.
For a full list of finalists click here.