Women in Defence Awards



The Women in Defence Gala Awards lunch

The Pialligo Estate, Canberra | July 27, 2018


Click here to view the list of Women in Defence Award winners


Click here to view photos from the Women in Defence Awards gala lunch


Click here to view the Women in Defence Award finalists


This event has now finished for 2018. Stay tuned for 2019 details, to be unveiled later this year.

The inaugural ADM Women in Defence awards program celebrated talented, determined, successful women who made a positive impact in the defence business arena, as members of Defence industry, Australian Public Service (APS) or in uniform.

The program recognised women within the following categories:

  • Communications
  • Legal/contracting
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Technical Trade
  • Rising Star award (under the age of 30)
  • Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement award

The inaugural awards were presented to the winners on July 27 2018 at a gala lunch event in Canberra. ADM is the leading voice of the defence community and is proud to showcase the achievements of leading women in the sector




The gala lunch featured a keynote address by WIDA patron, Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence, who also announced the Hall of Fame inductee.


Leading the event as MC is Tracey Spicer; author, journalist and television presenter renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality.