CEO of leading law firm Maddocks, Michelle Dixon has been announced as a winner in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2015.
Michelle has been recognised in the Diversity category for her contribution to the legal profession.
On the announcement, Michelle offers, “I’m honoured to be named alongside so many inspirational women recognised in this, and previous years’ awards. It’s my firm hope that all law firms continue their work to make the progression of their women to senior leadership roles normal and expected.”
In its fourth year, the 100 Women of Influence Awards celebrate outstanding women from a wide variety of sectors across Australia. There are 10 categories: Board/Management, Public Policy, Diversity, Business Enterprise, Young Leader, Global, Local/Regional, Innovation, Culture and Social Enterprise.
Entrants into the awards were assessed by a panel of esteemed judges and have been recognised based on their outstanding ability to demonstrate vision, leadership, innovation and action in and beyond their fields.
Ainslie van Onselen, Director of Women’s Markets, Diversity and Inclusion at Westpac, said, “The breadth and calibre of our 100 Women of Influence for 2015 is truly incredible. It is a privilege to recognise and celebrate the remarkable contribution these women are making to our society.
“Women have countless opportunities to be a driving force for change in Australia and shape our nation’s future through their respective fields. Michelle is a shining example for how women can be truly influential in their career and have a profound impact on long term outcomes. She joins an illustrious group of Australian women as part of the Women of Influence alumni, which continues to grow each year with diverse and exceptional talent.”
Joanne Gray, Australian Financial Review Boss Editor, said: “The array of influential women who have been recognised this year display many great capabilities and skills, but chief among them are energy and drive and a commitment to something bigger than themselves. The Women of Influence awards impress upon us yet again how vast is the pool of female talent in this country. The awards continue to bring to light extraordinary women, who despite their achievements and because of their humility, might otherwise have remained in the shadows.”
Australian women were nominated for the 2015 Awards in recognition of their outstanding work in their respective fields and ability to inspire those around them. The 2015 winners join an alumnus of 400 of Australia’s most inspiring women. A gala awards evening celebrating these inspirational women and the resounding impact they have had within their chosen field will be held at Sydney Town Hall on Thursday, 15 October 2015.The 10 category winners and overall winner for the year will also be announced on the evening.
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100 Women of Influence Award Categories:
- Public Policy
- Business Enterprise
- Young Leader
- Social Enterprise and Not-for-profit
Entry and Judging Criteria
Candidates were judged on their demonstrated vision, leadership, innovation and action in and beyond their field; their impact and how it was achieved.
The judging panel gave consideration to:
- Personal, academic, professional and community achievements.
- Demonstrated performance in their field.
- Demonstration of collaboration within and beyond their field, and a wider circle of influence than their direct role.
- How their influence has contributed to women’s social and economic advancement.
- Involvement and contribution to Australian communities through collaboration and mentoring.
- Extent to which their contribution was achieved in new and creative ways.