Thursday, 24 September 2015

Commissioner Kate Jenkins recognised in 100 Women of Influence awards

Commissioner Kate Jenkins has been announced as a winner in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2015.

In its fourth year, the 100 Women of Influence Awards celebrate outstanding women from a wide variety of sectors across Australia. There are 10 categories: Board/Management, Public Policy, Diversity, Business Enterprise, Young Leader, Global, Local/Regional, Innovation, Culture and Social Enterprise.

Commissioner Jenkins was recognised in the Public Policy category and said she was honoured to be acknowledged for her contribution in addressing equal opportunity and human rights issues in Victoria.

“It is a great honour to be included among such an inspiring group of leaders. Each woman in this group has made a significant contribution, as do so many other women in our community who may not be recognised in this way,” said Commissioner Jenkins.

Entrants into the awards were assessed by a panel of esteemed judges and have been recognised based on their outstanding ability to demonstrate vision, leadership, innovation and action in and beyond their fields.

Ainslie van Onselen, Director of Women’s Markets, Diversity and Inclusion at Westpac, said: “The breadth and calibre of our 100 Women of Influence for 2015 is truly incredible. It is a privilege to recognise and celebrate the remarkable contribution these women are making to our society.

“Women have countless opportunities to be a driving force for change in Australia and shape our nation’s future through their respective fields. Kate Jenkins is a shining example for how women can be truly influential in their career and have a profound impact on long term outcomes. She joins an illustrious group of Australian women as part of the Women of Influence alumni, which continues to grow each year with diverse and exceptional talent.

See the 100 Women of Influence for 2015.