WOBSX graduate Sophie Ray new Board Chair for NAWO


Congratulations to WOBSX Graduate Sophie Ray who has been announced as the new Board Chair for the National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO).


NAWO is a national network for women in operations offering webinars, networking forums, resources and professional development opportunities within an inclusive multi-industry community of professionals.

Driven by a strong vision to see gender diversity valued and balanced at every level in operations, NAWO advocates for a target minimum of 40% female representation at every level, with a shared understanding that gender diversity is a desirable outcome that positively impacts business metrics.

A lifelong and passionate supporter of women in every facet of life Sophie is a Non-Executive Director and business owner who previously spent 15 years as a corporate lawyer at PwC in Sydney and London. Sophie has acted for Australia and international operational businesses in sectors including pharmaceuticals, yeast manufacturing, pulp and paper processing, retail and consumer goods.

Currently, Sophie is an executive director of her family’s agriculture and tourism business, Silos Estate. She is also Chair of RSL NSW; Deputy Chair of the Shoalhaven Women’s Resource Group; and a Non-Executive Director of Big Fat Smile Group and Peak Care Equipment Pty Ltd. 

“I am delighted and honoured to join NAWO to work on the issues that matter to our members. I look forward to supporting our member organisations with their inclusion and diversity strategies and also the women in our membership to build their careers and thrive in operations,"said Sophie.

"I see this as a great moment to step into the role of NAWO Chair to work alongside our wonderful volunteers to continue to bring value to our members; and achieve our vision to see gender diversity valued and balanced at every level in operations.”

Kerry Pronk also joins NAWO as Board Secretary. 

For more details visit nawo.org.au

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