IPAA Victoria

Top 50 Public Sector Women 2019

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In recognition of numerous requests for an extension of time to submit nominations, the deadline has been extended to 4pm, Wednesday 3 July 2019.

Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) 2019

The Top 50 Public Sector Women initiative was launched in Victoria in 2017.

Over two years, 100 alumnae have been recognised for their leadership, inspiration and accomplishment.

IPAA Victoria and the Women’s Network Advisory Committee is proud to present this year’s Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) 2019.

The awards will again:

  • raise the profile on exceptional female leaders

  • highlight their significant work

  • provide a platform of support and encouragement to other women; and

  • create role models for females across the public sector in Victoria.

The IPAA Victoria Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) 2019 will be announced during Public Sector Week, on Wednesday 21 August and held at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

Now in its third year, the Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) 2019 list has evolved to recognise two groups of women: established and emerging. The search for excellence is set to reach new heights as it recognises the tremendous achievements of women across the public sector in Victoria.

These awards are supported by:

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Eligibility Criteria

Entry is open to all female employees of the Public Sector in Victoria including Local and State Government, the Australian Public Service (Victorian based) and Statutory Authorities.

Women who have previously been recognised in 2017 and 2018 form the Top 50 Alumnae and continue to be recognised through this group.  For this reason, women who have been recognised in previous Top 50 lists are ineligible to be nominated again. However, women who have been nominated and were not listed in the Top 50 can nominate again.

The criteria that each leadership category will be assessed are:

Established Leader category

  • Recognised as a leader in the public sector in Victoria

  • Demonstrated positive and proactive leadership behaviours including integrity and conduct that is evidenced

  • Recognised by peers as a role model

  • Assumes mentoring or coaching roles

  • Committed to a career in the public sector

  • Demonstrated commitment to public sector values

  • Demonstrated exceptional accomplishments for example,

    • published author in area of public administration or public policy

    • led initiatives that have resulted in significantly enhanced community or organisational outcomes

    • contributed to improve outcomes, has influenced policy change etc.

  • Recipient of an award or scholarship

The Judges will be guided by the criteria in assessing all nominations however you are encouraged to nominate irrespective of whether all the listed criteria has been achieved.

Emerging Leader category

  • Early to mid-stage of career

  • Next generation of public sector leaders

  • Demonstrated contribution to networking and professional development

  • Committed to progressing career in the public sector

  • Demonstrated commitment to public sector values

  • Demonstrated exceptional accomplishments for example,

    • published author in area of public administration or public policy

    • led initiatives that have resulted in significantly enhanced community or organisational outcomes

    • contributed to improve outcomes, has influenced policy change etc.

  • Recipient of an award or scholarship

  • Membership of professional association/s

  • Completed recognised leadership program/s

 The Judges will be guided by the criteria in assessing all nominations however you are encouraged to nominate irrespective of whether all the listed criteria has been achieved.


Nomination and Authorisation Forms Information

  1. Read this information, ensuring that you understand the questions and accept the criteria in full.

  2. When you are ready to submit your Nomination and Authorisation Form, you will be prompted to complete the answers online via the Submit page. Please do so with as much detail as possible within the prescribed word limit.  Individuals may submit nominations without being nominated by a third party.

  3. You must seek endorsement from either your Chair, CEO, Department Secretary or Mayor, verifying that you or the person you are nominating are eligible to nominate. The final page contains an Authorisation area that is to be signed.

  4. You are required to answer questions about the nominee. All questions have a 400 word limit and must be completed online. In preparation, it may be useful for you to gather as much information to the questions, which are:

    • How has the nominee demonstrated a positive contribution to the community through her work commitment to the public sector?

    • Give examples how the nominee has enhanced the organisation’s culture through her actions.

    • Provide examples how the nominee has demonstrated transformational leadership through continuous improvement and innovation.

    • Provide examples of what your nominee is doing to support other women in the sector.

  5. Address the Established Leader category criteria

  6. Address the Emerging Leader category criteria

  7. You must sign the document acknowledging that all information you have provided is accurate and give approval for your name, biography and image to be used as part of the publicity of the List announcement.

  8. Remember to include a portrait photograph (high quality jpg file) and a 100 word biography of the nominee. If selected as part of the Top 50 list, both photo and biography will be included in the event programme. Please note that biographies may need to be edited to fit within the overall programme design.

  9. Submit your signed and scanned Nomination and Authorisation Form by 4pm AEST, Wednesday 3 July 2019.

Receipt of your nomination will be acknowledged.

In recognition of numerous requests for an extension of time to submit nominations, the deadline has been extended to 4pm, Wednesday 3 July 2019.


Judging Process

The judging process for the Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) 2019 list allows our esteemed judges from varied Public Sector bodies to thoroughly assess the many nominations and identify finalists.

The Judges look for qualities that all outstanding leaders truly behold with emphasis on the category criteria for which the nominee is nominated.

The Judges consider every detail and each answer is scored out of ten for how well it addresses the criteria.

The judging process is rigorous and follows the following steps:

Step 1: Initial assessment

Each nomination is reviewed and the answer to each question is given a score.

So it’s important every question is answered in full and includes as much detail as possible within the prescribed word count.

Step 2: Creation of a shortlist

Once all nominations are reviewed, a shortlist of the most outstanding nominees are reviewed again. Nominees who do not make the shortlist are notified via email.

Step 3: Finalists determined

The Judges make a final assessment of each nomination and select the Top 50 Listees.  All finalists are confidentially notified and their success is announced via a media release, embargoed until after the event.

Step 4: Announcement of the Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) 2019

IPAA Victoria will host the exciting event during IPAA Victoria’s Public Sector Week 2019 on Wednesday 21 August 2019 held at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins where nominees are celebrated and the 2019 Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) for both the leaders and emerging leaders are announced.

Judging Panel

Stay tuned for the announcement of the judging panel.


Contact

If you are require more information about IPAA Victoria’s Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) 2019, please contact Tania De Carli, Executive Officer, on +61 3 9653 2086 or tdecarli@vic.ipaa.org.au.


The Alumnae

Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria 2018)

Emma Appleton
Anna Burgess
Karen Cain
Marian Chapman
Jenny Collins
Anne Congleton
Dr Lynne Coulson Barr
Carina Doolan
Fran Duiker
Sue Eddy
Ayten Erkul
Dr Joanna Flynn
Rebekah Foster
Lynn Glover
Entsar Hamid
Sara Harbidge
Allison Harle
Jessie Holmes
Elisa Hunter
Beth Jones
Kylie Kilgour
Prof. Christine Kilpatrick
Prof. Kerri-Lee Krause
Maree Lang
Taryn Lee

Justine Linley
Rachel Lowry
Angelique Lush
Ali Martin
Merrin Mason
Corri McKenzie
Rebecca McKenzie
Susan Middleditch
Brigid Mongale
Helen Morrissey
Keryn Negri
Alison O’Brien
Judy O’Connell
Gayle Porthouse
Fiona Prowse
Kate Rattigan
Tammi Rose
Gönül Serbest
Tracey Slatter
Melissa Stephens
Kerry Stubbings
Assoc. Prof. Ruth Vine
Joanne Wandel
Katherine Whetton
Sue Wilkinson

Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria 2017)

Christina Asquini
Jenny Atta
Allison Beckwith
Margaret Bennett
Fiona Blair
Margarita Caddick
Elise Cafarella
Gill Callister
Melinda Collinson
Anita Curnow
Sally Curtain
Frances Diver
Noelene Duff
Lisa Eldridge
Jane Evans
Rebecca Falkingham
Anne Farquhar
Claire Ferres Miles
Jill Gardiner
Kate Gillan
Jenny Gray
Margaret Grigg
Celia Haddock
Katy Haire
Lill Healy

Nancy Hogan
Mel Jeffrey
Carol Jeffs
Louise Johnson
Alison Leighton
Louise Meadows
Leeanne Miller
Kathy Mitchell
Catherine Morley
Carol -Anne Nelson
Sarah Noel
Hannah Pexton
Emily Phillips
Charmaine Quick
Jerril Rechter
Julie Reid
Nicole Rich
Melissa Skilbeck
Gayle Smith
Brigid Sunderland
Jacqui Weatherill
Bridget Wetherall
Marnie Williams
Christine Wyatt
Vijaya (VJ) Vaidyanath