Mine Wealth + Wellbeing and the NSW Minerals Council to launch a new event to showcase the achievements of women in the NSW mining industry

October 29, 2017

The achievements of women in the NSW mining sector will be celebrated at a new event in 2018 with the support of super fund Mine Wealth + Wellbeing (Mine) and a number of leading NSW businesses.

We’re proud to announce that the NSW Minerals Council will present the NSW Women in Mining Awards with Mine, the not-for-profit industry super fund, at a special event in Sydney in late March.

This partnership will see Mine co-host the NSW Women in Mining Awards event and present the Exceptional Woman in Mining Award at the NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Annual Dinner at NSW Parliament. Both events will be held on the same day.

Mine’s Chief Engagement Officer Glenda Abraham said they are delighted to help highlight the impressive work of women breaking new ground and leading the way in our industry.

“It’s great to again support women in mining through this fantastic awards program, which is an important way to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women in the resource sector,” Glenda said.

“We believe that building a successful career is essential to building a secure financial future. So whether it’s at work through programs like this or on your personal financial journey, we can’t wait to help more women get on the road to financial wellbeing.”

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BHP is also supporting this event strongly as a Silver Partner and will present awards in four categories - Exceptional Young Woman, Outstanding Tradeswoman/Operator/Technician, Gender Diversity Champion and Excellence in Company Programs and Performance.

The company is committed to workplace diversity and has set an aspirational target of achieving gender balance by 2025.  

“We’re proud to support the 2018 NSW Women in Mining Awards as another demonstration of this important goal,” James Palmer, BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal (BMC) and New South Wales Energy Coal (NSWEC) Asset President said.

“BHP achieved an increase of 2.9% in female representation in the last financial year, just shy of our 3% goal, and now women comprise more than 20% of our workforce. There are 100 more female leaders in our company today than a year ago, which has made a noticeable difference to how we approach and make decisions, and how it feels to work in our business.”

NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee thanked Mine and BHP for their sponsorship and leadership in diversity in the workplace.

“These awards recognise the achievements of women in NSW mining in various stages of their careers, as well as company initiatives that support or retain women working in mining,” he said.

“It’s great that we can put this event on with the support of these leading businesses who share a desire to see women achieve in the mining industry.”
 

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