Meredith Prior: 2019 Outstanding Young Woman in Resources Winner
“I was very honoured to win the 2019 CME Award for Outstanding Young Woman in Resources. I was humbled to be recognised for my work in the diversity and inclusion space, but the award truly was a reflection of the fantastic work happening at Shell, by many people. Winning this award has given me a powerful platform to advocate for change.
Since winning the award, I travelled to Sydney for the National Awards and was thrilled to be highly commended. I have also had the opportunity to undertake 1:1 career coaching, giving me the pathways and tools needed for the next stage of my career.
I would encourage women to put themselves forward for these awards, even if you may feel like an imposter. There’s also an important role for managers, mentors, sponsors and allies to identify talented women and nominate them.
My congratulations to the 2020 finalists and winners. I hope you have a wonderful evening celebrating your achievements.”