2016 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards

The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council (TMEC) in conjunction with WIMnet Tasmania (AusIMM) are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2016 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards are now open.


2016 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council (TMEC) in conjunction with the Women in Mining Network Tasmania (WIMnet) are pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2016 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards.

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.”

The Finalists in the 2016 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards are listed below in the following categories:

2016 Tasmanian Exceptional Woman in Resources

Lou Clark, Bell Bay Aluminium, Specialist Community Relations

Jennifer Jones, Bell Bay Aluminium, Crew Leader

Christine Winskill, MMG Rosebery Mine, Senior Community Stakeholder Advisor

 

2016 Tasmanian Exceptional Young Woman in Resources

Aileen Chuo, Bell Bay Aluminium, Process Engineer

Ariel Pascoe, Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd, Geochemist

 

2016 Tasmanian Exceptional Tradeswoman, Operator or Technician in Resources

Andrea Brown, Bell Bay Aluminium, Process Maintainer–Metal Products and Carbon Maintenance

Kelly Down, Bell Bay Aluminium, Safety & Training Officer

Belinda Freeman, Bell Bay Aluminium, Process Operator – Southern Bays

Tarrisha Simpson, South 32 – Temco, Shift Electrician and Instrumentation Technician

 Each category winner in the Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards 2016 will automatically be put forward as the Tasmanian Finalist in the National Women in Resources Awards. The presentation of the National awards will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Thursday 1 September 2016. Further information regarding the National Awards will be forwarded in due course. 

The National Women in Resources Awards is a partnership between the Minerals Council of Australia and its Northern Territory and Victorian branches, the Chamber of Minerals & Energy WA, the Queensland Resources Council, the NSW Minerals Council, the SA Chamber of Mines & Energy, and the Tasmanian Minerals & Energy Council. The awards are also supported by the various AusIMM state WIMnet (Women in Mining Network) groups.

The presentation ceremony of the awards will be held on Friday 22 July 2016 at 12.00 noon at the Tidal Waters Resort, 1 Quail Street, St Helens. This presentation will be part of the TMEC Annual Minerals and Exploration Conference (held over two days 21-22 July 2016).

 

 

NOMINATIONS FOR THESE AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED.  WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY 22 JULY 2016.

 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

Nominations for the 2016 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards will close at 5.00 p.m. on Monday, 16 May 2016 with winners to be announced at TMEC’s Annual Conference Dinner to be held at Tidal Water Resort, 1 Quail Street, St Helens on Thursday 21st July 2016.

The 2016 Tasmanian State Winners will progress through to the Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) with the National Winners announced at a function hosted by SACOME (South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy) at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 1 September 2016.

The Women in Resources National Awards is a partnership between the Minerals Council of Australia and its Northern Territory and Victorian branches, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia, the Queensland Resources Council, the New South Wales Minerals Council, the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, and the Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council, also supported by various state WIMnet (Women in Mining Network) branches. The awards profile women in the Australian resources sector, providing ambassadors and role models as an aid to the attraction and retention of women in the resources sector.  The Australian resources sector has a goal of at least 20 per cent women in non-traditional roles by 2020.

An information sheet on each of the categories including detailed selection criteria and submission forms can be sourced from the TMEC website.

If you have any queries, please contact Alison Hilder at the Tasmanian Minerals & Energy Council on 6223 8600 or email us at admin_accounts@tasminerals.com.au

 

Click here to download the selection criteria for the category Excellence in Company Programs and Performance 2016

Click here to download the selection criteria for the category Exceptional Woman in Tasmanian Resources 2016

 Click here to download the selection criteria for the category  Exceptional Young Woman in Tasmanian Resources 2016

 Click here to download the selection criteria for the category Gender Diversity Champion in Tasmanian Resources 2016

Click here to download the selection criteria for the category Outstanding Tasmanian Trade Operator Technician 2016