Some of the brightest and most inspirational women in the Victorian mining and minerals sector have been recognised in the 2019 Victorian Women in Resources Awards at a ceremony held in Melbourne this week.
The Victorian Women in Resources Awards aim to recognise individual achievement and company efforts to increase gender diversity across mining operations, within corporate offices and across the mining equipment, technology and services sector.
The Victorian Women in Resources Awards are hosted in partnership between the Minerals Council of Australia Victoria and Women in Mining Network Victoria.
The 2019 awards program featured five categories: Exceptional Woman in Resources, Exceptional Young Woman in Resources, Outstanding Australian Trade Operator or Technician, Gender Diversity Champion and Diversity Program Award (which recognises a company or subsidiary.)
Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Resources, the Hon. Jaclyn Symes, presented awards to winners of each category in recognition of diversity programs and exceptional women working in Victoria’s minerals sector.
Finalists and winners were determined from a quality field based on experience, skill and passion.
A full list of winners and finalists in the 2019 Victorian Women in Mining Awards:
Exceptional Woman in Victorian Resources
Winner: Jane Burton, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Finalists: Jody Altmann, GHD and Sara Prendergast, ORICA
Victorian Gender Diversity Champion
Winner: Craig Jetson, Newcrest Mining Limited
Finalists: Val Madsen, St Barbara and Dona Carter, Deepcore Drilling
Exceptional Young Woman in Victorian Resources
Winner: Bonnie Coxon, Newcrest Mining Limited
Finalist: Caroline Dunning, Mandalay Resources
Outstanding Australian Trade Operator or Technician
Winner: Emma McLean, Mandalay Resources
Finalist: Kyra McCulloch, Emu Downs
Excellence in Company Programs and Performance
Finalist: Newcrest Mining Limited
Winners in each category will be elevated to finalists in the prestigious Women in Resources National Awards. The 2019 Women in Resources National Awards ceremony will be held in Sydney in September and is hosted by NSW Mining.