Fiona Davis selected as Empowered Woman of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

NEW YORK, NY – 02-28-2019 ( — Fiona E. Davis, Educational Consultant for the People Development Command section of Victoria Police in Melbourne, Australia was recently just selected as Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few women are selected for this distinction.  The Empowered Woman of the Year is an award that is given for a Woman who has excelled tremendously in a male dominated industry and has inspired other professionals by her outstanding commitment and contributions to society. IAOTP is incredibly honored to be able to recognize Fiona Davis for her success and dedication. 

Fiona is being recognized for this honor for having over 3 decades of professional experience in education.  She joined Victoria Police in 2010. Her key responsibilities involve analyzing, designing and developing training programs for police recruits, detectives, crime scene officers and prosecutors. In 2018 she was working with Police Air Wing on a developing a training program for their Aircrewmen. Currently she is assisting with developing a suite of courses to assist police to work in alpine conditions.

She ensures that all training programs are compliant with national standards as Victoria Police is a Registered Training Organisation which means they can deliver nationally endorsed qualifications. She conducts continuous improvement audits, course evaluations, provides compliance advice, and develops educational processes and standardized document templates for all courses at the Police Academy to use.

Fiona will be honored for this achievement at the 2019 IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala in Las Vegas where she will be presented with the Presidential Crystal engraved piece.  Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated, “Choosing Fiona for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make.  She has devoted her life’s work to better the lives and safety of children and families and she selflessly gives back with her humanitarian efforts.  She is brilliant and we are honored to recognize her for her amazing work. We are looking forward to spending time with her at next year’s gala.”

First starting out as a primary school teacher for children for 10 years, Ms. Davis found a passion for education very quickly.  She joined the Australian Army and was involved in education and training development for 20 years.  A highlight of her Army career was to be deployed to East Timor for 9 months where, as part of her duties, she led and managed a small team of military and civilian educators to teach English to members of the East Timorese Army. Ms. Davis maintains her connection to the Army by being an Army Reserve Officer and currently serves with the Australian Army History Unit as a Museum Manager.

Fiona is dedicated to continuing her education.  She currently holds a Master of Professional Studies in Instructional Design, a Master of Professional Studies in Teaching ESL, a Bachelor of Education and diplomas in management and project management. She completed her studies for two further diplomas in 2017: one in Training Design and Development and the other in Vocational Education and Training.

Ms. Davis has belonged to professional organizations throughout her career, and has been recognized globally for her hard work and accomplishments.  She is a member with the Australian Institute of Training and Development and Returned Servicemen’s League of Australia.  She was the recipient of the Australian Army Active Service Medal and the Australian Army Long Service Medal.  She was named Top VIP Member of Worldwide Branding in 2013 & 2014, selected as Top Female Professional for 2015 and featured in Pro-Files Magazine. She was also selected for the Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award, featured in a chapter for the Top 101 Industry Expert publication, and  has been named “Top Educational Consultant of the Year” by the International Association of Top Professionals for 2016.  For 2017 she was selected for the Top Female Executive Award by IAOTP and for 2018 graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine.  For 2019 she was selected not only for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award but also for the Humanitarian of the Year Award.

When not working, Fiona enjoys physical activity for her body and mind. She plays field hockey for a Melbourne club as well as master’s hockey, regularly runs, and walks their dog with her husband. Fiona makes jewellery and has an extensive collection of beads. She also enjoys reading crime and adventure novels. Her favorite authors are Agatha Christie, Clive Cussler, Patricia Cornwall and Dick Francis.

Looking back, Fiona attributes much of her success to her hard work, determination, perseverance and flexibility when striving to meet customers’ needs.  Her ‘can do’ attitude to challenges assists in overcoming issues with projects. For the future she aspires to continue growing as a professional and making a difference to police training.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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