The Women in Resources Tasmania Awards recognise the achievements of women in the mining, manufacturing and resources sectors. In doing so, they reinforce the benefits of gender diversity to business performance and raise the profile of the sector as an inclusive and rewarding career option for all young Tasmanians.
Women in Resources Awards are inspiring greater female participation in the resources industry and helping the industry reach its goal of at least 20 per cent of women in non-traditional roles by 2020.
The Tasmanian Awards are held annually with winners of state categories going on to represent Tasmania in the National Women in Resources Awards event.
The Awards are a partnership between the Tasmanian Minerals & Energy Council and the AusIMM state WIMnet (Women in Mining Network) group.
The seventh annual Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards was launched on 20 February 2020 with entries accepted in five award categories until 31 March.
Winners of the 2020 Tasmanian Awards will be announced in Hobart on Wednesday 3rd June.
The Women in Resources National Awards is a partnership between the Minerals Council of Australia and its Northern Territory and Victorian branches, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, the Queensland Resources Council, the New South Wales Minerals Council, the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, and TMEC, with support from various state Women in Mining Network branches. The awards profile women in the Australian resources sector, providing ambassadors and role models as an aid to the attraction and retention of women in the resources sector.
Tasmanian Women in Resources Award Ceremony: Parliament House, Hobart.
Launch of the Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards: 20 February 2020
Nominations open: 1 March 2020
Nominations close: Midnight, 31 March 2020
Judging period: 1 – 24 April 2020
Tasmanian Awards Ceremony: 3 June 2020
The 2020 Tasmanian Women in Resources award categories are:
- Exceptional Woman in Resources – sponsored by Bell Bay Aluminium
- Exceptional Young Woman – sponsored by Caterpillar
- Exceptional Tradeswoman, Operator or Technician – sponsored by Nyrstar
- Gender Diversity Champion – sponsored by Cement Australia
- Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance – sponsored by Hazell Bros