The inaugural Women in Defence Awards, hosted by MC Tracey Spicer, saw seven women honoured for their remarkable contribution to Defence and industry at a gala event held at the Pialligo Estate in Canberra.

Award finalists were treated to a private wine tasting masterclass prior to the formalities commencing.

In addition to the finalists, the event also drew a wide range of industry and Defence figures, including Australia's first female Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne & this year’s hall of Fame recipient, Shireane McKinnie.

A number of speakers took to the podium to talk about the often-unrecognised contribution women make to Defence and industry, and highlighted the strengths that a diverse workforce brings to companies and organisation

Guests enjoyed a delicious three-course menu over the duration of the event.

An inspiring event that the team at Two de Force were honoured to be part off!