Congratulations are due to Sandra Capra, who has been named in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence list for 2014. The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards are dedicated to recognising and celebrating bold, influential women across Australia.
Sandra Capra has been recognised in the Global category for her role in developing international standards of practice for the nutrition and dietetics profession. She has worked extraordinarily hard over a long period of time to establish and advance the dietetics profession, and secure the central place of nutrition and dietetics within the health care system. Sandra has made a significant contribution to establishing an international definition of dietetics, minimum educational standards, and has developed dietetics’ codes of ethics and best practice guides, which have been adopted worldwide. She was also recognised for her work in shaping new curricula for dietetics education programs internationally and for mentoring the next generation of dietitians.
Prof. Capra said “I am really delighted to be recognised as a woman of influence in the global arena where I have been trying to advance the dietetics profession for many years now. It has been hugely satisfying to see the profession take such a large leap from where it first started. Reviewing and advising international universities on their dietetics curricula means that the industry as a whole remains on the same page. There is a wonderful new generation of academic dietitians, especially in Asia, who are leading change and making great gains. It has been an honour to be part of that development. I approach all these situations with the view that it isn’t my role to tell anyone else what to do or how to do it, but rather to use my expertise to help them achieve their goals."
Many congratulations Sandra, from all of your friends and colleagues around the world. This award is well deserved.