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Finalists Announced in Women in Resources and Manufacturing Tasmania Awards

Pictured are (L) Jade Locking, Grange Resources and Jess Jansz (TMEC) at the launch of the Women in Resources & Manufacturing Awards 2022.

Pictured (above) are (L) Jade Locking, Grange Resources and Jess Jansz (TMEC) at the launch of the Women in Resources & Manufacturing Awards 2022.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Finalists across five categories have been announced in the 2022 Women in Resources and Manufacturing Tasmania Awards, recognising the contributions and achievements of women in the State’s resources, mining and manufacturing industries.

The annual awards are coordinated by the Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council (TMEC) in conjunction with the AusIMM Women in Mining Network Tasmania (WIMnet) to create awareness of inspirational women working in resources and encourage other women to pursue careers in these Tasmanian industries.

Ted Bradshaw, Chairman of AusIMM WIMnet and Head Judge noted that the quality of entries had continually increased over the award’s eight-year history.

“Each year the independent judging panel face an increasingly difficult task,” Mr Bradshaw said. “Their individual life stories and career experiences are simply amazing”.

“Each of our finalists are an outstanding role model for the many women who work each day in the mining and manufacturing sectors in Tasmania, and for the many more who might be considering careers in our sectors. These awards enable us to showcase women’s capabilities and are a great way in which we can demonstrate what is possible to young women,” Mr Bradshaw said.

TMEC CEO, Mr Ray Mostogl said “TMEC and this sector are absolutely committed to changing the diversity and gender equality. These awards showcase our industries’ ambassadors and promote the opportunity for more women to consider a career in Tasmania’s growing and increasingly diverse manufacturing, mining and resources sectors.”

“The long-term future of the sectors we represent relies on attracting and retaining the best people to keep us at the forefront of innovation as we compete in global markets.”

“A workforce with people from diverse backgrounds, including a better gender balance, is critical to supplying the workforce of the future.” Mr Mostogl said.

Winners of the Tasmanian awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston on 19 May.

Our state winners will progress to the national awards to be held later in the year.

The 2022 finalists are:

Annette Raimona, Liberty Bell Bay
Erin O’Connor, Bell Bay Aluminium
Eve Mulder, Bluestone Mines Tasmania Joint Venture
Jade Locking, Grange Resources Tasmania
Jayna Aitken, Bell Bay Aluminium
Jessica Hill, MMG Rosebery
Joshua Clark, Bell Bay Aluminium
Jovana Weiss, Cement Australia
Kerrilyn Cope, Caterpillar Underground Mining
Lorien Gear, Liberty Bell Bay
Nidhi Rastogi, Grange Resources Tasmania
Samantha Boarder, Elphinstone Pty Ltd
Tanya Abblitt, Grange Resources Tasmania
Tori Dudman, Fortescue Future Industries

Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 19th May 2022, 12.00 – 2.00 PM
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston
Light lunch with tea and coffee provided.

Enquiries: Alison Hilder 0439 033 421
RSVP by Friday 13 May 2022

Find out more about the Awards