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City West Water Recognised for Supporting Exceptional Female Leadership

City West Water’s People and Capability General Manager, Louise Meadows, has been announced as one of the top 50 women in the Victorian Public Sector.

The inaugural ranking, undertaken by recruitment and HR consulting firm Davidson, recognises female leaders across the Victorian public sector.

Ms Meadows, who has also worked at NAB and Melbourne Water since arriving in Australia 10 years ago, said it was an honour to make the list.

“I’m extremely proud to have been included in the Top 50 Women in the Public Sector,” Ms Meadows said.

“Looking at the other names on the list, it’s clear we have a lot of capable and very talented women in leadership roles through Victoria’s public sector, which makes this an even greater privilege.

“Being listed as one of the Top 50 Women in the Public Sector is also an endorsement of the work City West Water is doing on our ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ strategy.

“One of the goals of the Strategy is to achieve a balanced workforce from a gender perspective. This year City West Water has 44 per cent female representation across the business and 38 per cent of our leaders are female, which has exceeded our 2017 target of 32 per cent.

“We have also recently undertaken a business census to get data on the diversity of our workplace and this will be used to identify opportunities and determine how we can better support our employees and drive a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

“I encourage those women wanting to be leaders in their own industry or business to also consider the contribution they can make by volunteering. As a board member for not-for-profit group The 100% Project and having worked in an advisory role at Swinburne University, where I mentored young women as they move into employment, I’ve been able to make a much more personal contribution not just to the sector or the organisation, but to the broader community.”

“I’m looking forward to continuing in my work at City West Water with the ongoing implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and more broadly, to see more women reach their personal and professional goals with the support of their workplaces.”