Elevating South Australia's Innovative Women
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    Dr Jiawen Li

    Dr Jiawen Li

    University of Adelaide

    The world’s thinnest multimodal imaging catheter to study and prevent heart attack.

    Award Category 2019 Engineering
    Dr Hazel Vandeleur

    Dr Hazel Vandeleur

    University of South Australia

    Re-imagining the contaminated sediments near smelters in Port Pirieas as a resource in order to recover and repurpose desirable metals.

    Award Category 2019 Regional Rural and Remote
    Sally Woolford

    Sally Woolford

    Office for the Chief Executive of Public Sector Employment

    A disruptive change approach to drive diversity and inclusion in SA Police and beyond; helping people feel safe, respected and supported.

    Award Category 2019 Innovation & Intrapreneurship within Government
    Dr Janet Sluggett

    Dr Janet Sluggett

    Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University

    MRS GRACE: A service to simplify medication use in residential aged care homes reducing the number of times that people need to take medications each day.

    Award Category 2019 Social Impact


    • Being awarded the Women in Innovation Award for Education has opened doors for my career, both state-wide and nationally, it has also drawn the spotlight onto coding in education in Australia - truly life changing.

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      Stephanie Kriewaldt Winner - 2014 Education category
    • The Winnovation Awards provide a much needed glimpse into the unique talent and contributions of women working in S.T.E.A.M industries in South Australia. Receiving the award for the Science and Health category has proved to be a terrific springboard for raising awareness of the exciting and rapidly growing field of cell therapies and its potential for changing healthcare outcomes for the future.

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      Sherry Kothari Winner - 2014 Community Health & Science category
    • Receiving this award was an enormous honour, raising both my own professional profile as well as the outstanding achievements of the Goyder Institute, and has highlighted the value of cultivating and developing female leadership within the water sector.

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      Michele Akeroyd
    • Winning this award validates all the hard work I have put into my research. It also sends women the right message - that in South Australia, we celebrate excellence in technology and innovation, so go shoot for the stars!

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      Karen Nelson-Field Winner - 2014 Community Category, Arts, Sport
    • This award has contributed in various ways to recognition of Newsmaker's position in the digital media landscape in Australia. But more than that, it lets women know that IT is not just an exciting career path, it is one of the best routes to financial independence.

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      Leila Henderson Winner - 2014 Information Technology category
    • Winning the Future Innovators category turbo charged STEM SISTA being recognised overseas and we've now been invited to speak about our program in Warsaw! Not only did the award create greater visibility of STEM SISTA, but it also inspired our program directors to continue to push the boundaries of traditional professional development for girls.

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    • Being acknowledged by my peers was a deeply humbling experience. As an accidental entrepreneur I am driven every day to follow my passion. Sometimes it is a lonely place to be, but the awards are a fantastic way to share your passion and success, and to be celebrated by our community!

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      Tania Jolley Winner - 2014 Manufacturing & Defence category