The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) is delighted to announce the 18 finalists for the 2024 Women In Resources Awards.
Now into its 15th year, WIRA recognises the power of gender diversity in WA mining and resources and highlights the outstanding efforts of individuals and companies to deliver progress in this area.
CME received more than 144 nominations for this year’s awards, with the quality of nominees reflected in an inspirational group of finalists, who perform a wide range of on and off-site roles for operations around the State.
There are also three mining and resources sector companies that have been chosen as finalists in the outstanding company initiative category.
CME Chief Executive, Rebecca Tomkinson, said the WIRA selection criteria were designed to identify both professional excellence and commitment to activities that contributed to the community in a meaningful way.
“The WIRA presentation dinner is always a highlight of our events calendar and showcases some of the finest people and initiatives in our sector,” Ms Tomkinson said.
“WIRA allows us to acknowledge inspirational women working in Western Australia, the men and women who champion gender diversity and the efforts made by companies in the sector to improve the participation of women in our workforce.
“CME and its member companies are proud of the growth in female participation in our industry over the past decade, particularly the increasing number of women occupying leadership roles.
“We also recognise that gender equity remains an area in which there is still significant work to be done.
“Events like WIRA celebrate the contributions being made by women in the WA mining and resource sector, sometimes overcoming personal and professional challenges to do so.
“WIRA is not just for women; it’s an incredibly positive way for everyone, equally, to shine a light on the career opportunities that are mapping the path to our shared future,” she said.
The 2024 Women in Resources Awards dinner will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 22 March.
The 2024 finalists are as follows:
Outstanding Young Woman in Resources Award
Outstanding Operator/Technician/Trade Award
Outstanding Woman in Resources Award
Technological Innovation Award
Champion of Women in Resources Award
Outstanding Company Initiative Award