Ann Sherry, former prison social worker who rose to head a major cruise ship line, has been named Australia's most influential woman.
Ms Sherry, the chief executive of Carnival Australia, was named the overall winner of the 2015 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards from more than 500 entrants across 10 categories for her corporate leadership and the promotion of diversity and female representation during her nearly 30-year career.
"Women from all walks of life across Australia know of Ann Sherry. They know of her sustained work for women, minority groups, business and the arts and her outstanding reputation of making a real difference," BHP director and 2015 Awards judge Carolyn Hewson said. "She is a woman of great influence and we thank her."
|Ann Sherry named Australia's most influential woman|
Michael Sheather, Australian Women's Weekly,
first published January 2014, updated 16th October 2015
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