Acknowledging a career dedicated to creating lasting social change amongst some of our most marginalized communities, and a desire to see a reduction in preventable injury across Australia and the World, Professor Rebecca Ivers has been announced as the winner of the Innovation category at The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.
Announced on 22 October 2014 at a ceremony at Sydney’s Town Hall, and presented by NSW Premier Mike Baird and WA Senate Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash, the Awards recognise 100 of the most influential women across ten categories including Innovation, Philanthropy, Diversity, Public Policy and Social Enterprise.
Professor Ivers, Director of the Injury Division at The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, was overwhelmed to be acknowledged for her innovative work in the area of injury prevention, particularly targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
“To be acknowledged amongst a group of high achieving, impact driven and well regarded women is truly a humbling experience,” said Professor Ivers.
“I am absolutely privileged to work with a remarkable group of people, and for an organization that values all of its staff for what they can achieve” added Professor Ivers.
For more information, read the full media release here.