100 Women Of Influence: Global Leader 2018

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).

Category Winners:

  • 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

21 thoughts on “100 Women Of Influence: Global Leader 2018

  1. Congratulations on being a category winner!! With the dedication, passion, persistence and energy you take to everything you do, it’s no wonder that you’re so highly regarded and awarded!!


  2. WOW-that is awesome Kate-congratulations! Very proud of you! Read the articles to-best wishes for future endeavours!👍😊💜🎉🎈


      • Your most welcome Kate and so lovely of you to ask as always-thanks so much much appreciated. Unfortunately he has deteriated again this week-very frail and not talking much. He has got more help-my Grandma finally agreed-took her six months to finally agreed after the doctors said she needed more help to enable him to stay at home-its been a huge battle to get her there but so pleased she has finally agreed-yay! He is having an organisation called Kate Mclean in New Zealand Auckland who will be looking after him for 4 hours a week hopefully-they do a minimum of 4 hours required which i think is very very fair. They do baking, do household tasks, and i will tell him to shower him, put him into his pyjamas, shave him(if required), and help him go to the bathroom, and brush his teeth too. There website is amazing which is grand. He loves baking so that will be a highlight for him. So looking forward to meeting them and building a long lasting relationship with them. A lot less of a stress-free week this week-puts a lot less burden on my family so we get to relax. Very happy with progress right now!


      • I am so glad too, Kate, as you say. Some family friends of ours have had the home help agency for there parents and there parents quality of life has improved vastly and there health has remained pretty stable-maybe mild decline so very hopeful and excited. Hope the home help agency will make him stay stable.


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