BOC Limited will be sponsoring the Women in Industry Awards in 2019.
By renewing its sponsorship, 2019 will be BOC’s five-year anniversary of sponsoring the awards.
BOC has a strong affinity for safety, sponsoring the Safety Advocacy Award since it was introduced in 2017.
Recently, the company took out the Safety Solution of the Year award at the 2018 Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards.
BOC’s staff also strive for individual excellence, with sisters Michaela and Philippa Craft being recognised in 2017 for Rising Star of the Year and Excellence in Engineering, respectively.
BOC is a member of The Linde Group, which supplies compressed and bulk gases, chemicals and equipment around the globe.
The company develops safe, sustainable and innovative solutions for customers in many specialty sectors, heavy industry and medical environments.
For more than a century the company’s gases and expertise have contributed to advances in industry and everyday life, including steelmaking, refining, chemical processing, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and distribution, glass production, electronics and health care.
In 2018, the Women in Industry Awards were held at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, in Sydney.
There were almost 200 participants from a diverse range of industries, who came together to celebrate and promote the achievements of women in making valuable contributions to their sectors.
RMIT University senior educator at the School of Vocational Engineering Health and Science, Dr Gita Pendharkar, won the Women in Industry Mentor of the Year award.
Her role involves teaching and mentoring activities for students.
Pendharkar said the award was a very special achievement, as it was highly competitive to win it.
“It is an excellent recognition of my 26 years of hard work of teaching, mentoring and academic services to the community,” she said.