2018 Women in Resources Tasmania Awards

The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council (TMEC) in conjunction with the AusIMM Women in Mining Network Tasmania (WIMnet) are pleased to present the Women in Resources Tasmania Awards 2018. Winners will be announced at an awards presentation ceremony to be held at Government House in Hobart on Wednesday 30 May 2018.


Finalists Announced for the Women in Resources Tasmania Awards 2018

The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council (TMEC) in conjunction with the AusIMM Women in Mining Network Tasmania (WIMnet) is pleased to announce finalists for the Women in Resources Tasmania Awards for 2018 across six award categories

” The Women in Resources Tasmania Awards are now in their fifth year. The awards are an important event on the Tasmanian resources industry calendar. They recognise in particular inspirational women working in the sector in Tasmania and we are delighted that this year’s presentation is being hosted by Her Excellency, The Honourable Professor Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania said” TMEC, Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Bould.

“Resource sector bodies throughout Australia have been promoting the value of increasing the proportion of women at all levels within our industry and these awards form part of that aim, creating awareness of inspirational women working in resources, and encouraging other women to look to the resources sector as a career path.” Mr Bould said.

Ted Bradshaw, chairman, AusIMM Women in Mining Network Tasmania (WIMnet) and Chairman of the judging panel said “The quality of nominations reflects the growing commitment of companies in this sector in Tasmania to achieving greater gender diversity. The standard of entries this year was extremely high and has resulted in a highly competitive and independent judging process.”

“Resource sector bodies throughout Australia continue to promote the value of increasing the proportion of women at all levels within the sector. These awards help create awareness of the many inspirational women working in the resources sector as well as encouraging other women to consider a career in resources.”

Winners will be announced at an awards presentation ceremony to be held at Government House in Hobart on Wednesday 30 May at 6pm.

 The 2018 Women in Resources Tasmania Award finalists are:

  • South32 Temco
  • GHD Pty Ltd
  • John Graham, Maintenance Manager, South32 Temco
  • Elizabeth Williams, Bass Strait Islands Coordinator, Hydro Tasmania
  • Jackie McKibben, Process Operator, Bell Bay Aluminium
  • Tarrisha Simpson, Project & Shift Electrician, South32 Temco
  • Caroline Dunning, Production Engineer, MMG Rosebery Mine
  • Diana Felipe, Plant Metallurgist, MMG Rosebery Mine
  • Elizabeth Russell, Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Bell Bay Aluminium
  • Elysia Coade, Improvement Electrical Engineer, MMG Rosebery Mine
  • Jessica Cope, Business Improve Lead, South32 Temco
  • Donna McDermott, Production Manager – Flinders Island, Hydro Tasmania
  • Vanessa Sullivan, Customer Service Delivery Manager, TasRail
  • Kayla Williams, Apprentice Fitter & Turner, South32 Temco

 

Nominations closed 30 March 2018

To submit a nomination, please use the following link:  https://wirta2018.awardsplatform.com

We would be unable to deliver the Women in Resources Tasmania Awards 2018 without the support of our sponsors:

WIRTA 2018 Sponsors

Pictured are the Hon Guy Barnett MP, Minister for Resources, with 2017 category winners, Alana Phegan of Bell Bay Aluminium (Outstanding Tradeswoman, Technician or Operator), Karen Ashley of Grange Resources (Exception Woman in Resources) and Rose Lindner (Exceptional Young Woman) at the recent launch of the Women in Resources Tasmania Awards 2018 (Picture courtesy of Rob Burnett Images).Minister Guy Barnett MP, Alana Phegan, Karen Ashley and Rose Lindner  

Launch of the Women in Resources Tasmania Awards 2018 - Thursday 8 February 2018

The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council (TMEC) in conjunction with the AusIMM Women in Mining Network Tasmania (WIMnet) are pleased to announce that the Women in Resources Tasmania Awards 2018 will be launched at the STEAM NGN, Launceston College, 107-119 Paterson Street, Launceston on Thursday the 8th February 2018 at 5.30 - 7.30 p.m.

The awards will be launched by The Hon Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Minister for Building and Construction.

Karen Ashley (Grange Resources, Exceptional Woman in Tasmania Resources 2017), Rose Lindner (Exceptional Young Woman in Tasmania Resources 2017) and Alana Phegan (Bell Bay Aluminium, Outstanding Tradeswoman, Operator or Technician in Tasmania Resources 2017) will share some of their reflections and experiences following on from their successful participation in the 2017 Awards.

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

The organising committee have introduced a new category into the Tasmania awards this year, the “Exceptional Woman in a Non-Executive Role in Tasmanian Resources”.  Feedback from past nominees highlighted a gap in the current categories, with some of our amazing women reluctant to nominate in the Exceptional Woman category as they felt that their roles within their organisations were “not senior enough” to be competitive.   

Each category winner (with the exception of the Exceptional Woman in a Non-Executive Role in Tasmanian Resources category) in the Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards 2018 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.

Selection criteria for each of the categories can be downloaded by clicking on the category in the above list.

Nomninations will be accepted online, the link for submission of entries will be made available following the launch on 8 February 2018.  

Submissions will close at 6.00 p.m. on 30 March 2018.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, to be held at Government House Hobart on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

The 2018 National Awards will be hosted by the Minerals Council of Australia in September 2018.

For more information, please contact Alison Hilder (03) 6223 8600