To be nominated in so many categories highlights the hard work, dedication and talent we have amongst our female personnel.

Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Tony Radakin

The Women in Defence Awards 2018 Royal Navy shortlist

Inspirational - Commander Eleanor Stack

Can demonstrate having inspired or positively influenced the choices of other colleagues.

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Outstanding Contribution - Commander Sarah Cole

For outstanding contribution to their organisation where the nominee has exceeded expectations.

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Innovation - Captain Sharon Malkin

For excellence in innovation that has multiplied the effect of the UK defence mission.

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Unsung Heroines - Leading Medical Assistant Roxanne Starsmeare

To celebrate those women who, on an enduring basis, have improved the ‘lot’ of people in defence, essential to an organisation’s output but never seeking recognition for what they do.

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Promotion of Gender Balance - Lieutenant Commander Helen Wright

For promoting gender balance in their organisation to create a positive effect.

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Find out more about the awards on the Women in Defence awards website.