Food Ladder CEO Kelly McJannett named in AFR’s 100 Women of Influence List

The Australian Financial Review and Westpac announce the 100 Women of Influence for 2016

Kelly McJannett has been announced as a winner in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2016. Kelly McJannett has been recognised in the Social Enterprise and Not-for-Profit category for her contribution to global food security.

“It is an absolute honour to be named among The 100 Women of Influence among a force of extraordinary leaders committed to changing the world,” said Kelly McJannett. “Standing alongside these women assures me that together we can hope for a bright future.”

A gala awards evening celebrating these inspirational women and the resounding impact they have had within their chosen field will be held at Sydney Town Hall on Thursday, 27 October 2016.The 10 category winners and overall winner for the year will be announced on the evening.

In its fifth year, the 100 Women of Influence Awards celebrate outstanding women from a wide variety of sectors across Australia. There are 10 categories: Board/Management, Public Policy, Diversity, Business Enterprise, Young Leader, Global, Local/Regional, Innovation, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Social Enterprise/Not-for-profit.

Entrants into the awards were assessed by a panel of well-regarded judges and have been recognised based on their exceptional ability to demonstrate innovation, vision, leadership and action in their fields.

Ainslie van Onselen, Westpac’s Director of Women’s Markets, Diversity and Inclusion said: “Influence is the power to make change, and women across Australia are using this power to transform the country and to make an impact abroad – and we saw this in the calibre of this year’s nominees. It is an honour to be able to recognise and award the incredible work these women have made ongoing to our society.

“We know that women have the power and expertise to influence change. This year’s Women of Influence winners, such as Kelly McJannett, are an example of how women are not waiting for change; they are backing themselves and acting now to make a real impact.”

Joanne Gray, The Australian Financial Review BOSS Editor, said:  “It’s not just a senior job title that confers influence – the women chosen as winners this year have gone above and beyond their roles to create a positive legacy. We are thrilled to be recognising this fresh cohort of extraordinary women.”

Australian women were nominated for the 2016 Awards in recognition of their outstanding work in their respective fields and ability to inspire those around them. The 2016 winners join an alumnus of 500 of Australia’s most inspiring women.

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