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G+T partner named most influential woman in Australia
Gilbert + Tobin Competition + Regulation partner Moya Dodd has been recognised as the nation’s most influential woman, at the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.
In addition to being named overall winner of the 100 Women of Influence Awards, Moya also won the arts, culture and sport category for her extensive global efforts in championing women’s rights and particularly for her role in gender inclusion for women in sport.
Moya is a former Matildas vice-captain, MBA, and board member of Football Federation Australia (FFA), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the International Council for the Arbitration of Sport (ICAS). She also served on the FIFA Executive Committee, chairing its Women’s Football Task Force and leading the women in FIFA campaign for gender equality in football during the recent FIFA reform process.
Moya said that while the work she was recognised for was centred on advocacy for women’s rights in global football, the honour also belonged to her colleagues at Gilbert + Tobin.
“I travel a lot, and whenever I come home I always feel supported and re-energised by the environment and the people at Gilbert + Tobin. The relentless pursuit of excellence – something common to sport - and the willingness to embrace diversity - whether that’s a different person or a new idea - gives us a culture that’s tolerant, creative and optimistic.
“It’s absolutely unique, and I’m enormously grateful for that support.”
Managing Partner Danny Gilbert said Moya’s recognition was well deserved, and he was proud to have such an outstanding Australian within the senior ranks at Gilbert + Tobin.
“This is a very significant achievement for Moya and something she should be very proud of. She works tirelessly campaigning for reform, integrity and gender equality on a global scale.”
In its fifth year, the 100 Women of Influence Awards celebrate outstanding women from a wide variety of sectors across Australia. Entrants into the awards were assessed by a panel of esteemed judges and have been recognised based on their outstanding ability to demonstrate vision, leadership, innovation and action in and beyond their fields.
Moya was also previously recognised in the global award category in 2014, which acknowledges women whose work has had an international impact.