Penten’s Abbie Smith named ‘Rising Star of the year’ at the 2023 National Women in Defence Awards

31 October 2023 | News, People

Congratulations to our fabulous Abbie Smith, who’s been named the Rising Star of the year at the 2023 National Women in Defence Awards in Canberra!

Abbie is the Product Manager for HoneyTrace for Penten. In 2022, Abbie led the design, development, and testing of HoneyTrace to detect the accidental or deliberate exposure of Defence data provided to the supply chain. HoneyTrace was selected and matured as part of the Defence Innovation Hub, achieving a TRL of 8. Abbie has also been critical in the support of Penten’s intern program, providing leadership and mentoring of female STEM graduates.

The judges see Abbie as truly ‘one to watch’ in defence industry. Her initiative, expertise and dedication to developing the HoneyTrace product is inspiring, as are her efforts to improve diversity at the confluence of national security and cybersecurity, traditionally areas of gender inequality.

Thanks Abbie for everything you do to support our people and our business!