Professor Jane Burns, Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla and Ms Pat Anderson AO have recently been named Women of Influence in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.
Professor Jane Burns, CEO of the Young and Well CRC, which researches the health and wellbeing of young people, was the category winner for social enterprise and not-for-profit. Burns was also a Victorian finalist in the 2012 Telstra Business Women’s Awards and was listed in the Financial Review and Westpac Group 100 Women of Influence in 2012.
Professor Veena Sahajwalla is a Project Leader in the Low Carbon Living CRC, working on innovative sustainable low carbon products from waste materials for the built environment.
Pat Anderson is the Chairperson of the CRC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (The Lowitja Institute), which has led reform into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research by working with communities, researchers and policymakers. Anderson was the winner in the public policy category.