2017 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards Launch

The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council (TMEC) in conjunction with the AusIMM Women in Mining Network Tasmania (WIMnet) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards to be held at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston on Thursday the 10th November 2016 at 5.30 - 7.00 p.m.

The awards will be launched by Sarah Courtney, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council, Wayne Bould said the awards recognize the excellent work being done by women in the resources industry.

“The awards promote the great careers for women in the resources sector, with the industry striving to increase female participation with the goal of at least 20 per cent women in non-traditional roles by 2020.  The resources industry has excellent women employees already, who work incredibly hard and bring fresh perspectives to the companies they work for. We are publically recognising the energy and fresh perspective the female employees have brought to the industry.” Mr Bould said.

Mr Ted Bradshaw, Chair of WIMnet Tasmania, added “The industry is keen for young women to look at the resources industries when they are considering careers; including scientists, engineers, company directors, business managers, operators to name a few.”

These awards recognise the important role women play in the resources sector through five key categories:

•    Exceptional woman in Tasmanian resources

•    Gender Diversity Champion in Tasmanian resources

•    Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance

•    Outstanding Tasmanian tradeswomen, operator or technician

•    Exceptional young woman in Tasmanian resources

Each category winner in the Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards 2017 will automatically be put forward as the Tasmanian Finalist in the National Women in Resources Awards.  Tasmania has a proud history in the National Awards with Cathy George of Total Instrument Controls taking out the National Exceptional Tradeswoman, Operator or Technician in Resources Award in 2014 and Kelly Down of Bell Bay Aluminium winning the same category in 2016.

This awards launch is proudly sponsored by Hazell Brothers Group Pty Ltd,  Ruth Forrest MLC, Bell Bay Aluminium and GHD.