Women in Resources National Awards - a new celebration of women in Australian mining

June 30, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council is supporting a new national event, Thiess Women in Resources National Awards, to celebrate the achievements of women in mining across Australia. 
 
Following our successful 2014 NSW Women in Mining Awards, held in Sydney in March, we welcome a further opportunity to celebrate the success and hard work of the women in our industry.

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Pictured: Alice Sila, Mining Engineer, Peabody Energy Australia (Winner 2014 NSW Women in Mining - Rising Star) and Gabrielle Horn, Apprentice Auto-Electrician, Anglo American Drayton Coal (Winner 2013 NSW Women in Mining - Rising Star)

We are proud to announce that a number of winners from our NSW Women in Mining Awards have also been selected as finalists in the inaugural Thiess Women in Resources National Awards:
  • NSW Finalist: Cate Sims, Specialist Aboriginal Relations – External Relations, Rio Tinto Coal and Allied,  (Winner 2014 NSW Women in Mining - Outstanding Woman) 
  • NSW Finalist: Liz Watts, Operations Manager, Glencore - Glendell Coal, (Winner 2013 NSW Women in Mining - Outstanding Woman) 
  • NSW Finalist: Thiess (Winner 2014 NSW Women in Mining - Outstanding Initiative) 
  • NSW Finalist: Alice Sila, Mining Engineer, Peabody Energy Australia (Winner 2014 NSW Women in Mining - Rising Star)
  • NSW Finalist: Gabrielle Horn, Apprentice Auto-Electrician, Anglo American Drayton Coal (Winner 2013 NSW Women in Mining - Rising Star)
This new event will be held in Brisbane on Tue 2 Sep 2014 as part of our national strategy to ensure the mining sector has the required skilled employees for a strong future and to enhance the industry’s performance through a more inclusive and gender balanced workforce. 
 
Women currently make up 9% of the mining workforce in NSW, but in a survey 93% women have told us they would encourage others to join the industry, so celebratory events like these are beneficial to highlight their significance in the industry and to encourage more women to follow a career in mining.
 
The event is being run in tandem with the annual Inspire! Convention, a professional development day in Brisbane for women in the resources sector. The keynote speaker is Laura Tyler ‎Asset President Cannington at BHP Billiton Minerals.
 
You can buy tickets online to the event here.
 
You can also find more about sponsoring the event online here.
 

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