Five Macquarie staff and alumni have been recognised in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 2014 100 Women of Influence Awards, in the Public Policy, Young Leaders and Global categories.
Professor Emerita Ann Henderson-Sellers from the Department of Environment and Geography was recognised in the ‘Global’ category for her contribution to climate change research.
“To be selected is a fantastic honour which I feel recognises not only my contribution but also that of all women in science, engineering and technology,” said Professor Henderson-Sellers. “Women can and do influence society every day and we need to applaud their, our, input and help girls and younger women succeed in non-traditional areas and roles.”
Professor Rosalind Croucher from Macquarie Law School was recognised in the ‘Public Policy’ category for her work as the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission alongside alumnus Christine Nixon for her role as Chair of Good Shepherd Microfinance and Monash College.
“The breadth and calibre of our 100 Women of Influence for 2014 is remarkable,” said Gail Kelly, Westpac Group Chief Executive Officer. “It is a privilege to be able to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions these women are making to Australia.”
Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood says this year’s 100 Women of Influence join a growing movement that is changing our society for the better in a myriad of ways.
“Many of this year’s finalists were nominated by men,” said Mr Hywood. “It’s a powerful development to see men wholeheartedly supporting women across all the categories.”
Our Macquarie five will receive their award Wednesday 22 October at a gala event held at Sydney Town Hall.