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Friday, 16 October 2015

Congratulations: Ann Sherry, Australia's most influential woman, 2015

Congratulations to Ann Sherry on this significant award, presented in Melbourne last night. Ann won the overall award, and in the 'Diversity' category.  Another example of good timing, coinciding with Down Syndrome Awareness Week/Month. In addition to all of the influential roles and activities highlighted in the awards media, Ann has been a generous and influential contributor to the Down syndrome community, both locally and nationally, along with her family. And of course, we know her as Nick's mother, too:

From social worker to CEO: Ann Sherry named Australia's most influential woman
Australian Financial Review, 16th October 2015
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
She is one of Australia's most accomplished chief executive officers,
but her greatest achievement is seeing her son, Nicholas, flourish ...

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