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CEO Kristy’s talents recognised in national award

The chief executive officer of Indigenous recruitment and training company Aboriginal Employment Strategy, has been named one of Australia’s most influential women.

Kristy Masella won the diversity category of The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards last week.

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy is the biggest Indigenous recruitment and training company in Australia. The company helps more than 1000 people into careers each year, and 150 young Indigenous people into tranineeships in corporate Australia.

Kristy was applauded for her extensive experience in senior management in local and state government across different sectors, most recently as head of Social Justice for Aboriginal Affairs NSW.

She chairs various bodies for adult, and children’s education, was CEO of Tranby, and was a former co-chair of the NSW Reconciliation Council. She has played a key role in ensuring Aboriginal issues are considered in a whole of government content.

The 100 Women of Influence Awards recognises well-regarded women across different sectors. Other categories include board and management, public policy, business enterprise and not-for-profit.

Moya Dodd, the first female vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation and one of the first women on the Federation Internationale de Football Association executive committee was the overall winner.

Now a partner at Gilbert + Tobin lawyers, Ms Dodd was recognised for her efforts fighting for transparency, governance and gender inclusion for women in sport, particularly soccer.

Wendy Caccetta


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