The 2020 Women in Industry Award winners have been announced, recognising AGL Energy’s Dayle Stevens as this year’s Mentor of the Year.
The 2020 Women in Industry event received a record number of nominations this year, with these awards recognising the contributions of women in the industrial sector.
As AGL chief data officer, GM data & analytics, Stevens said her proudest moments were when she saw someone that she had helped, encouraged or mentored achieve their goals.
“Every time I see that happen or get a note saying thanks, it brings a tear to my eye because I am full of pride for them, and I am left full of inspiration to do more,” Stevens said.
With an ambition to make a difference for women in the industry in regional areas, Stevens knows first hand the importance of the sector after growing up in a regional town.
Steven outlined that working out how to scale mentoring from one on one to many has been a breakthrough and she had learnt new skills in working from home and video conferencing.
“The energy industry has an important role in powering Australian homes and businesses today, and the actions we take now will impact future generations too. Being a part of that is full of opportunities,” Stevens said.
Highlighting the importance of awards in creating visible role models for women in industry and recognising the efforts of women in challenging the status quo, Stevens said she was proud of her efforts in mentoring.
“I’ve long been a proponent of the idea that should you be successful you should throw out a net to help others achieve success too,” Stevens said.
“My three pieces of advice to anyone starting out are: Find your passion, it makes everything easier if you love what you do; ask for help, it’s easier to get things done when you seek advice; and don’t be afraid to dream big, it’s easier to achieve your goals if you know what they are.”
For the full list of the 2020 Women in Industry award winners, click here.