Women in Resources Awards

Established in 2010, the Women in Resources Awards (WIRA) recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities and enhances the recognition and participation of women in the sector. 

The entry process encourages individuals and companies to reflect on their achievements and the impact they have made to help encourage the participation of women in the WA resources sector. Click here to view the selection criteria.
 
 
2019 WIRA KEY DATES

1. Close of Nominations

Nominations closed on 12 November 2018 at 5.00pm.

2. Finalists Announced

Finalists will be announced in mid-January 2019.

3. Presentation Dinner Event

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Women in Resources Awards and CME is planning an exciting dinner event to celebrate 10 years of recognising the power of diversity in the Western Australian Resources sector. 

Award finalists will be honoured and winners announced at the dinner on Friday, 15 March 2019, hosted once again by popular media personality and political commentator, Annabel Crabb. If you would like to be notified when CME opens registrations, please email

For full details of the 2019 Women in Resources Awards or to begin the nomination process, CLICK HERE.

Missed out on the 2018 awards presentation or wish to re-live it again? You can by clicking here.

Sponsorship

CME are pleased to have the following sponsors for the 2019 Women in Resources Awards:

Platinum Sponsors - BHP and Chevron

Regional Sponsor - Rio Tinto

Career Development Sponsor - Alcoa of Australia

Gold Sponsors - AngloGold Ashanti, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Northern Minerals and South32

Silver Sponsors - Evolution Mining, INPEX, Shell Australia, St Barbara Ltd, Thiess and Woodside

In addition, Department of Communities, Georgiou Group, Iluka Resources, and Mineral Resources will join as Inspiring Girls Sponsors. 

There are still opportunities to become an Inspiring Girls Sponsor as part of the 2019 Women in Resouces Awards. Inspiring Girls will provide an opportunity for students to interact with industry representatives and reinforce key industry messages around women in resources. 

Please see the last page of the sponsorship prospectus for further information or contact

To download the sponsorship application form, click here.

Categories

  • Women in Resources Champion (male or female) 
  • Outstanding Company Initiative
  • Outstanding Woman in Resources
  • Outstanding Young Woman in Resources
    (Aged 30 years or younger as at 31 December 2018)
  • Outstanding Operator/Technician/Trade Woman. 

To view the Selection Criteria for each category click here.

Past winners

Women in Resources Champion
2018 - Veena Mendez
2017 - John Galvin
2016 - Michael Schoch
2015 - Linda O'Farrell
2014 - Stuart Forrester
2013 - Julie Shuttleworth
2012 - Joanne Farrell
2011 - Kate Sommerville
2010 - Sabina Shugg

Outstanding Woman in Resources
2018 - Peta Libby
2017 - Vanessa Torres
2016 - Claire Negus
2015 - Bronwyn Barnes
2014 - Kyra Bonney
2013 - Vanessa Guthrie
2012 - Margaret Watroba
2011 - Maryanne Kelly
2010 - Kellie Parker

Outstanding Young Woman in Resources
2018 - Dhakshi Weerawardena
2017 - Rachel Leong
2016 - Megan Kline
2015 - Kalpana Maharage
2014 - Heidi Edwards
2013 - Jenna Robertson
2012 - Katrina Bukauskus

Outstanding Operator / Technician / Trade Woman
2018 - Nicole O'Keefe
2017 - Sharron Freitas
2016 - Yvonne Fahey
2015 - Margeaux Janenko
2014 - Emma Stevenson
2013 - Jodie Gray
2012 - Natasha Cann
2011 - Kym Jones

Outstanding Company Initiative
2018 - Rio Tinto - White Ribbon Accreditation
2017 - Shell Australia - Closing the Gender Pay Gap
2016 - BHP Billiton Nickel West - Job Sharing in Senior Leadership
2015 - Atlas Iron - Women in Atlas
2014 - St Barbara Ltd - Eliminating the Equity Pay Gap
2013 - Chevron - Women in Engineering
2012 - Newmont Boddington Gold - Driving Force
2011 - BHP Billiton - Pilbara Childcare Strategy
2010 - Woodside Energy

People's Choice Award
2018 - Shannon Youd
2017 - Sharron Freitas
2016 - Suzan Drake-Brockman
2015 - Geeta Thakorlal
2014 - Rachel Mottram
2013 - Julie Shuttleworth
2012 - Dannielle Bancroft

Recognition of Lifetime Achievement
Georgina Rinehart
Maureen Muggeridge
Erica Smyth