The NSW Regional Women of the Year Award celebrates women who have made significant achievements in areas that are important to regional or rural communities.

Nine years ago, Juliet Duffy started Regional Enviroscience, an occupational and environmental hygiene consultancy out of her rental property garage in Dubbo. Juliet has also made it a point to employ more than 23 local young and mature-aged workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). As a valued member of the Dubbo community, her business assists councils across regional NSW to educate and protect their workers and the community in dealing with hazardous materials.

The success of her business has meant significant employment and economic gains for regional NSW.

Her rich resume also includes:

  • A Master of Sustainable Management from the University of Sydney
  • Is an expert in the field of naturally occurring asbestos
  • A leader and mentor in STEM
  • A voluntary board member and Chair of the Western Research Institute

Echoing the theme of this year’s awards, we are passionate about creating a more gender-inclusive world. At First State Super, we are committed to helping achieve equality for women through their financial goals today, tomorrow, and well in to the future. With equality for women through their financial goals today, tomorrow, and well in to the future. With super pay gap between men and women sitting at 42% by the age of retirement between men and women, we believe in advocating for change by providing the right support and advice.