Women of Influence Recognised
Four MacDiarmind Institute Investigators; Margaret Brimble, Michelle Dickinson, Nicola Gaston and Kathryn McGrath were shortlisted in the Fairfax Media and Westpac Women of Excellence Awards. The Women of Influence Awards identify the bold, energetic women who are helping shape New Zealand and its future across eight categories. They acknowledge women who are having an impact well beyond their formal roles and titles at local, regional and national levels. The Innovation and Science category of the awards, for which our Investigators have been nominated, recognises women who are driving innovation within a business, workplace or community, through their work in the sciences, medicine, academia, IT and biotechnology, finance, engineering or in organisational design and management. This category also recognises new ways of tackling community and social issues and improving inclusion. Winners were announced at a gala dinner at SkyCity in Auckland on Wednesday, October 8, and we’re delighted to report that Margaret Brimble was the winner on the evening. Read about about Margaret, Michelle, Nicola and Kate’s achievements in November’s Interface Read profiles from all of the nominees.