Coles retail ready manager claims inaugural Meat Business Women award  

Beef Central, 21/03/2024

Coles retail ready manager Sascha Hann with her ‘One to Watch’ award


COLES red meat supply chain staffmember Sascha Hann has been crowned as the inaugural Australian “One to Watch” award winner, announced during the Meat Business Women’s Power of You conference in Melbourne last night.

Ms Hann, production manager for red meat at Coles’ retail ready operations, distinguished herself by championing workplace gender inclusivity and flexibility.

Her innovative contributions to leadership initiatives and work-life balance solutions underscored her commitment to gender diversity and operational enhancement, securing her the “One to Watch” award.

Stacey McKenna, chair of Meat Business Women Australia, said Sascha embodied the innovation, leadership, and passion that the One to Watch award stood for.

“Her work in promoting gender inclusivity and efficiency within the meat industry sets a benchmark for future leaders,” Ms McKenna said.

“We’re proud to support her journey and excited to see how she uses this recognition to further drive positive change.”

The award comes with a $5000 prize, courtesy of sponsor, Marel, to support Sascha’s personal and professional development.

Sascha plans to use the investment to further her knowledge and leadership skills, contributing to her goal of driving innovation and excellence in the meat industry.

She said she was “filled with optimism for the future of the meat industry, with the many advancements in technology, increased focus on sustainability and evolving customer preferences, there are boundless opportunities for growth and transformation.”

“I intend to utilise the award to further my studies in business, to pursue my goal of achieving a senior management position within my workplace and also to help navigate through new frontiers within my career.”

Meat Business Women extends its gratitude to the award sponsor, Marel, and participants for their support in making the One to Watch award a success.

Meat Business Women remains committed to highlighting the achievements of women in the meat industry and fostering a community of support and development.


About Meat Business Women

Meat Business Women is a global professional networking group for women working in the meat industry. Our mission is to ensure the meat sector is attractive to female talent and that there is a pipeline of skilled professionals to support the sector’s growth. We aim to inspire, network, and grow the profile of women in the meat industry through seminars, workshops, and mentoring programs.




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