Ms Drake-Brockman has worked for Alcoa for 16 years and is currently a technical training and development co-ordinator, a
She believes her work ethic was a major factor in landing the peer voted award.
“My hard-working parents taught me resilience and persistence in the face of a challenge,” she said.
“I believe in working hard to get a job done well and rallying people to my cause. I like to engineer problems out, be innovative and use creative problem-solving skills.”
In addition to being the people’s choice recipient, Suzan was also a finalist in the ‘outstanding operator/technician/trade woman in resources’ category.
Ms Drake-Brockman said she hoped her achievement would make more women think about entering the traditionally male dominated industry.
“I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved and I hope my story is inspirational to young women considering their employment options,” she said.