The NSW Mining - Exceptional Woman Award


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.

Read our interview with Raelene O'Brien, 2016 winner of the Exceptional Woman in Mining Award.


Selection criteria

1. Career achievements - Your life/career journey, including any personal challenges and work family life balance
Word limit 400 

2. Demonstrate evidence of promoting the resources sector, for example through involvement in community/charity work/schools/education and training

Word limit 200 

3. Demonstrate how you have encouraged and mentored other women in the resources sector and efforts towards building sustainable gender diversity within the sector
Word limit 400 

4. Evidence of where you have shown leadership and/or broken new ground for women in the
resources sector
Word limit 400

5. Describe your current level of responsibility in your company/business
Word limit 200

6. Evidence of continuous learning and professional development
Word limit 200

Best of Luck!

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