2017 Women in NSW Mining Awards 


Women are critical to the success of NSW resources. We want to highlight the big success stories and recognise some of the industry’s hidden gems too. And we want to recognise the women and the businesses whose hard work and achievements help to make NSW mining strong. 

Awards will be presented in five categories and it is a great opportunity to promote yourself, your colleagues or your business and its achievements. The winners from these categories will go on to represent NSW at the Women in Resources National Awards. 

These Awards are proudly sponsored by Mine Wealth + Wellbeing

Award winners for the 2017 Women in NSW Mining Awards have been announced. See the full list of Award winners here.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the WIMnet NSW Committee for their partnership in organsing and promoting the awards.

Exceptional Woman in NSW Mining

The Exceptional Woman in Mining award recognises exceptional achievement in the Australian resources sector in any occupation. It acknowledges her leadership skills, resilience, her methods of overcoming barriers and seeking out and accepting new responsibilities and challenges. It recognises her record of encouraging and mentoring other women in the resources sector and her efforts towards building gender diversity within the sector. It recognises her contribution to her community, and/ or resources communities with which she has a connection in particularly promoting the resources sector, for example through involvement in the community/charity work/schools/education and training.


Exceptional Young Woman in NSW Mining

The Exceptional Young Woman in Mining award recognises an outstanding young woman who has shown significant promise and achieved significant milestones in her career to date. It also recognises her ability to network, and mentor other young women.

Outstanding NSW Tradeswoman/Operator/Technician

The Outstanding NSW Tradeswoman/Operator/Technician award recognises the achievements of women working in trades, operators or technicians in the resources sector in Australia, breaking new ground for women in non-traditional fields. It also recognises her resilience, achievement of goals and mentoring of other women in these fields.

Gender Diversity Champion (male or female)

The Gender Diversity Champion award recognises an individual, male or female, who has shown excellence in the encouragement, promotion and advocacy for the attraction retention and promotion of women within their company and/or the Australian resources sector.

Excellence in NSW Company Programs and Performance

The Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance award recognises a resources company/subsidiary, operating in Australia, and who is a member of a state or federal resources sector advocacy body, which has shown excellence and innovation in gender diversity programs and demonstrated outstanding performance in increasing the proportion of women in their workplaces. Additionally companies who have shown increases in the proportion of women in non-traditional roles, such as senior management, engineering, sciences, operators and trades will be particularly highly regarded.

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