The 2010 recipients of CLW's Advancement of Women in the Workplace Award (AWWA) had made outstanding contributions in their workplaces to advance the empowerment of women. They pioneered in non-traditional workplaces innovative strategies and programs in collaboration with relevant personnel and in some cases with external agencies. The profiles of winners' achievements spanned across several sectors including Construction, Public Service, the Royal Australian Navy and the Police Force.
The First place Gold Winner of the 2010 Advancement of Women in the Workplace Award was Radmila Desic from Construction Skills Queensland for her outstanding initiatives to attract, recruit, retain and train women in the construction industry.
Winning the Silver AWWA was Louise Perram-Fisk whose Inspiring Women Series, designed to support women to develop their careers and empower their lives within the Queensland Public sector is now an ongoing program for the Queensland Government.
Commander Jennifer Wittwer from the Royal Australian Navy won the Bronze Award for her Navy Women’s Leadership Program, designed to provide Navy female leaders with the opportunity to attend, and participate in, various external leadership development events in support of the Navy’s Leadership and Values Cultural Reform Strategy now named, New Generation Navy.
Commander Michelle Fyfe and Acting Senior Sergeant Erica Silwood from Western Australia Police received the Highly Commended Award for establishing the Western Australian Police Executive Committee for Women (ECW) and its Women in Leadership Strategy that aims to make changes to professional development programs so that women in the Force can build their capacity to take on senior leadership roles in WA Police.
Inspector Nada McDonald of New South Wales Police Force also received the Highly Commended Award for supporting and developing women within the Force through implementation of strategies aligned to achieving workplace goals.