Congratulations to the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence (100WOI) in 2018, and to the category winners and overall winner. It is an honour to be listed amongst a group of such remarkable women. The awards are in their sixth year and were this year expanded to include an Alumni Projects program, an initiative designed to galvanise the 600 award-winning influencers, who have been recognised over the years in the 100 Women of Influence awards. I was listed in the 100WOI in 2016, and am proud to have been listed again in 2018, and to be a category winner..
Overall Winner: Megan Davis, Public Policy Category
Megan is a Cobble Cobble Aboriginal woman from the Barrungam nation in south-west Queensland, Megan Davis is the first Aboriginal Australian elected to a United Nations body, as Australia’s representative on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples. One of Australia’s most highly regarded lawyers specialising in public law and public international law, Megan was director of the Indigenous Law Centre at UNSW Sydney from 2007 to 2017, leading its research agenda on constitutional recognition and reform. In 2017, Megan became the university’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous).
- Innovation: Dr Jemma Green
- Young leader: Naba Alfayadh
- Board and Management: Jingmin Qian
- Social Enterprise and Not For Profit: Tanya Jackson-Vaughan and Tracey Spicer
- Arts, Culture and Sport: Anne Bunde-Birouste
- Public Policy: Megan Davis
- Diversity and Inclusion: Catia Malaquias
- Global: Kate Swaffer
- Business and Entrepreneur: Dr Catriona Wallace
- Local and Regional: Aunty Gail Allison