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One Of Adelaide’s Favourite Artisan Cheesemakers Recognised As A Women Of Influence

Owner of Woodside Cheese Wrights, Kris Lloyd, has been honoured with a very special award and it couldn’t have gone to a more deserving South Aussie woman

Kris Lloyd has been announced as a winner in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2015. Kris Lloyd has been recognised in the Business Enterprise category for her contribution to Artisan Cheese Making.

“I am very happy to be included with such an outstanding group of Australian women, in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence awards. Across Australia women are a significant, if not dominant, part of the Australian Artisan Specialty Cheese Industry. Collectively we are integral to the industry from production to plate, even in the media, and in just a few decades have succeeded in making Australian cheeses a must on any cheese plate. I would like to think this is an award for us all” said Kris.

In its fourth 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, Culture and Social Enterprise.

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

Ainslie van Onselen, Director of Women’s Markets, Diversity and Inclusion at Westpac, said: “The breadth and calibre of our 100 Women of Influence for 2015 is truly incredible. It is a privilege to recognise and celebrate the remarkable contribution these women are making to our society.

“Women have countless opportunities to be a driving force for change in Australia and shape our nation’s future through their respective fields. Kris Lloyd is a shining example for how women can be truly influential in their career and have a profound impact on long term outcomes. She joins an illustrious group of Australian women as part of the Women of Influence alumni, which continues to grow each year with diverse and exceptional talent.”

Joanne Gray, Australian Financial Review Boss Editor, said: “The array of influential women who have been recognised this year display many great capabilities and skills, but chief among them are energy and drive and a commitment to something bigger than themselves. The Women of Influence awards impress upon us yet again how vast is the pool of female talent in this country. The awards continue to bring to light extraordinary women, who despite their achievements and because of their humility, might otherwise have remained in the shadows.”

Australian women were nominated for the 2015 Awards in recognition of their outstanding work in their respective fields and ability to inspire those around them. The 2015 winners join an alumnus of 400 of Australia’s most inspiring women.

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, 15 October 2015.The 10 category winners and overall winner for the year will also be announced on the evening.

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