• Winner of the Communications category: Melanie de Git of The Boeing Company.
    Winner of the Communications category: Melanie de Git of The Boeing Company.

With two weeks left until the close of entries for ADM’s Women in Defence Awards (WIDA) 2022, ADM is taking a look back at the winners of our 2021 awards across nine categories.

The Communications category recognises the defence community’s most outstanding female individual working within the communications/marketing/stakeholder engagement field.

The 2021 winner, Melanie de Git of The Boeing Company, is part of the global Communications function at Boeing, overseeing brand and innovation communications for Australia/New Zealand.  

Melanie also oversees innovation communications in the region, primarily focused on autonomous systems and other advances by Boeing’s Research & Technology-Australia and Phantom Works International teams. 

Lastly, Melanie is the company’s local social media manager and leads the team’s efforts to adopt new tools and processes for global Communications function uses. 

In 2020, there were numerous milestones in Australian autonomy, most of which involved the Loyal Wingman/Boeing Airpower Teaming System where Melanie was instrumental in leading the campaign from a communications perspective.

The other finalists in the WIDA 2021 Communications category were: Shey Dimon of Penten, Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare of Babcock Australasia and Sarah Vesey of The Decisive Point. 

Entries for the WIDA 2022 awards close on Tuesday 17th May. Submit your nomination here, or contact Associate Publisher Kylie Leonard for more information.

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