The Western Research Institute (WRI) congratulates the WRI Chair and Director of Regional Enviroscience, Juliet Duffy, on her nomination in two categories of the seventh annual NSW Woman of the Year awards.
Juliet is the only nominee in multiple categories of this year’s Awards. The nominations acknowledge Juliet’s contributions and significant achievements in regional and rural communities and for excellence in business in NSW.
“The nominations are a testament to the expertise and commitment Juliet has provided to regional areas over a number of years” said WRI’s CEO, Kathy Woolley.
“Juliet’s business acumen and work effort deliver an extremely high contribution to the regions. She is an inspirational example for others” she said.
As an acknowledged leader in regional economic development, Juliet has shown her commitment through her voluntary board tenures on WRI, Orana Arts and the Regional Development Australia – Orana Committee.
Additionally, a commitment to environmental management has seen the business Juliet started 9 years ago in Dubbo, Regional Enviroscience, grow into a business that now employs 28 people.
Regional Enviroscience offers consultancy in occupational health and safety and has contributed to the development of higher skills in occupational hygiene in the regions. It has provided services to assist in best practice site management of private and commercial developments as well as for public facilities, including schools, roads, dam upgrades, pipelines, quarries and hospitals.
Juliet is a strong advocate for women in science and is a sought after expert on environmental issues.
“There are opportunities in regional areas for all to enjoy a fulfilling career and get the benefit of a great lifestyle” Juliet said.
“Being able to demonstrate how women can work in science related fields is a very rewarding thing for me.
“Our regions are the backbone for so much of the economic activity in Australia. It is really satisfying to be a part of regional communities” she added.
The nominations come on the back of Juliet’s recognition in the Australian Financial Review’s ‘Fast 100’ growing companies in Australia.
The winners will be announced on 8 March. Members of the public can vote for Regional Woman of the Year and NSW Business Woman of the Year at Women NSW.