Melbourne Business School News MBA alumna awarded among 2015 Women of Influence

MBA alumna awarded among 2015 Women of Influence

Beverley Honig (MBA 1995) has been announced as a winner in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2015.

Ms Honig has been recognised in the Business Enterprise category for her contribution to corporate and government board appointments, and is also the Presiding Judge of the Essential Services Commission Appeals.

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“I am humbled to have won this award” stated Beverley Honig. “The industries I am involved with – from the toughest of building environments to the most innovative of science and technology – enable me to make a difference to society. You can do anything with the right attitude and frame of mind. The frame must not be apologetic; it must be braver and stronger. The term ‘press on regardless’ has solved, and will always solve, the problems of the human race”.

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.

The Award winners were assessed by a panel of esteemed judges, with the 2015 winners recognised for 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. Beverley Honig 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.”

Joanne Gray, Australian Financial Review Boss Editor, said: “The array of influential women who have been recognised this year display many great capabilities and skills, but chief among them are energy and drive and a commitment to something bigger than themselves. The Women of Influence awards impress upon us yet again how vast is the pool of female talent in this country. The awards continue to bring to light extraordinary women, who despite their achievements and because of their humility, might otherwise have remained in the shadows.”

Melbourne Business School would also like to congratulate our board member Ms Jacqueline Hey, Non-Executive Director at Cricket Australia, winner of the Board/Management category.

Australian women were nominated for the 2015 Awards in recognition of their outstanding work in their respective fields and ability to inspire those around them.

A gala awards evening celebrating these inspirational women and the resounding impact they have had within their chosen field will be held at Sydney Town Hall on Thursday, 15 October 2015.

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