Chief Defence Scientist recognised for excellence in leadership
Chief Defence Scientist Tanya Monro has won the South Australia Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership.
Director of Leadership and Advocacy at Women & Leadership Australia, Suzi Finkelstein, said of the award; "This prestigious award is designed to recognise women who work hard to lead their industry, and then make every effort to bring other women with them.
"Tanya's work is highly commendable and sets an amazing example for women who wish to enter STEM industries. Moreover, her work as a Founder of the SAGE initiative has meant that countless women are supported in continuing their research projects during maternity leave. We are honoured to be able to present her with this award at our Adelaide Symposium."
On hearing of her award, CDS said that she was "honoured and humbled to join the ranks of the eminent Australian women who have previously received this prestigious award for leadership."
"I see this as a validation of women's capabilities to lead and make a difference in our community," she said.
Professor Monro received her award at the Australian Women's Leadership Symposium in Adelaide on the 1st of August.
Previous recipients of the Adelaide award include; Maggie Beer AM, Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Jacqui McGill, Tanya Hosch and Taryn Brumfitt.
More details are available on the Women and Leadership in Australia website.