Friday 9 February 2018
Today, the Minister for Women, Tanya Davies announced the finalists of the 2018 Woman of the Year Awards. A panel of leading NSW women have names four women finalists in each of seven categories, selected from hundreds of nominations.
Dubbo businesswoman Juliet Duffy of Regional Enviroscience was the only dual finalist for the awards, achieving the honour of finalist in both the Regional Woman of the Year and Business Woman of the year.
“A huge congratulation to each of the remarkable women nominated this year, who are without a doubt worthy contenders for these prestigious awards. Their personal stories of sacrifice, hard work and success are truly inspiring,” Mrs Davies said.
While the finalists are chosen by leading NSW women, the WINNER IS BY POPULAR VOTE! Voting for the Regional Woman of the Year is here http://bit.ly/2C7sor8 and for Business Woman of the year here http://bit.ly/2EPsZR6.
Winners will be announced at the NSW Women of the Year Awards breakfast ceremony at the International Convention Centre Sydney on March 8 – International Women’s Day.
Juliet Duffy Biography:
Nine years ago, Juliet started Regional Enviroscience, an occupational health and safety consultancy, out of her rental-property garage in Dubbo. Today, still the director, Juliet employs, more than 23 local people and provides serious career opportunities for both young and mature-aged workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
The success of Juliet’s organisation has meant significant employment and economic gains for regional NSW. Importantly, it has also made the community safer by improving its access to occupational hygiene expertise.
Juliet holds a Master of Sustainable Management from the University of Sydney and has been managing asbestos, hazardous materials and environmental issues since 1988, when the first national code was implemented.
Seen as an expert, particularly in the field of naturally occurring asbestos, Juliet is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences nationally and internationally and she frequently travels the state educating government organisations, including councils.
She takes her role as a leader in STEM seriously by mentoring young women and in her voluntary board positions with Western Research Institute, Regional Development Australia (Orana) and the Orana Arts.