Women of Influence
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100 Women of Influence Alumni
Overall Winner – Moya Dodd
A former Matilda’s vice-captain, board member of Football Federation Australia, the International Council for the Arbitration of Sport, and the first female vice president of The Asian Football Confederation, Moya is one of only three women to have served on the FIFA executive committee, leading the womeninFIFA campaign for gender equality during the recent FIFA reform process. Her campaigning covered women’s right to attend stadiums in Iran and wear headscarves when playing football. Outside of sport, Moya has practised at King & Wood Mallesons, was general counsel for Telstra’s Multimedia subsidiary for cable rollout and pay TV, and vice president of economic consulting firm CRA International.
Overall Winner – Ann Sherry AO
Ann became CEO of Carnival Australia in 2007, overhauling the organisation and its reputation, and boosting annual cruise numbers from 100,000 to over a million. Her influence in corporate Australia started at Westpac, where she helped make it the first private sector bank to introduce paid maternity leave and started the Jarwun project to connect corporate volunteers with indigenous communities. Prior to that, Ann was First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra, and Australia’s representative to the United Nations forums on human rights and women’s rights. Her non-executive roles include ING Direct (Australia), Australian Rugby Union and Chair of Safe Work Australia.
Overall Winner – Elizabeth Broderick
Elizabeth Broderick, human rights activist and Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, was named as the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards 2014 overall winner.
Overall Winner – Professor Adele Green AO
It sounds so obvious now, but Adele Green has played a crucial role in convincing Australians that putting on sunscreen is a good way to fight skin cancer. She was among the first to identify the skin cancer epidemic in Australia and then a landmark study of the disease in the Queensland town of Nambour helped identify the best ways to fight it. She is now a senior researcher at QIMF Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
Overall Winner – Jan Owen OA
As CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians, Owen’s mission is to help young people unleash their brilliance and be change agents for the future. She is a former executive director of Social Ventures Australia, which aims to increase the impact of the Australian social sector and has contributed to the establishment of many social change organisations in Australia. In 2000 she was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for services to children and young people.