Danni Bancroft has been a very strong advocate for Women in Resources in many facets of the WA resources sector, for the last 10 years. Her various successful roles in the blue collar sector of mining include Process Technician, Emergency Response Team member, Safety Representative, Trainer and Assessor, Contact Officer, Social Club Committee Member, through to middle management leadership roles of Second In Charge, and Shift Supervisor.
At 34, Danni has worked in gold, diamonds and iron ore from the Eastern Goldfields, through to the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of WA. After working in WA’s primary industries of farming and fishing, while completing a UWA Bachelor of Commerce Degree, and gaining her Private Pilots License, Danni was at a crossroads of her next career option. Mining greatly appealed to her as she enjoyed hard physical labour, teamwork, and had the experience of how to succeed in a traditionally male dominated industry. The resources sector also offered new skills to learn and potential for career development and advancement.
In this sector Danni has set the highest work standards, for both men and women, gained respect working closely with a predominately male team, integrated different races, sexes, and cultures through many social events, while adding the much needed female touch, recognizing fellow workers’ birthdays, special occasions and listening to team mates in times of need and depression.
Her giving nature has lead Danni to her most recent challenge. On top of working a continuous shift work, FIFO roster she has successfully created her own booming small business ‘Banga's Beef Jerky’, servicing mine sites and other establishments in various parts of WA.