Women in Resources Awards
Diverse teams are more productive, innovative and creative. As an industry, we are moving to capture a much larger talent pool that gives the sector access to the full wealth of skills from across Australia and the globe.
Women in Resources National Awards
The Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) celebrate the many varied achievements of women in the Australian resources sector.
2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the awards that are hosted by the Minerals Council of Australia in partnership with its Victorian and Northern Territory branches, the New South Wales Minerals Council, the Queensland Resources Council, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia, the Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council and the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy and, with support from Women in Mining Network state branches.
WIRNA promotes inclusion, diversity and the resources sector as an industry of choice for women. The awards are an important platform to highlight the rewarding careers woman are forging across the industry to attract talented women.
Six awards are presented:
- Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources
- Exceptional Young Woman in Australian Resources
- Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance Award
- Gender Diversity Champion in Australian Resources
- Outstanding Australian Tradeswomen/Operator/Technician
- Women in Resources Technical Innovation Award
CMEWA Women in Resources Awards
Established in 2010 by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, the Women in Resources Awards (WIRA) are designed to 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.
NSW Women in Mining Awards
The NSW Women in Mining Awards highlight the role that women play in our industry and recognise the achievements of the outstanding women and gender diversity champions working in our mining companies and supplier businesses. These awards demonstrate the efforts being made to promote greater opportunity and participation for women in mining, and showcase the increasing number of career paths that are available to women in the mining sector.
Queensland Women in Resources Awards
The Queensland Women in Resources Awards were introduced in 2006 to promote the achievements of women in the resources sector in Queensland, as well as the advantages of improved gender diversity in the sector. The awards provide a platform to develop ambassadors, role models, champions and mentors to aid the attraction, retention and development of women in the resources sector.
South Australian Women in Resources Awards
The South Australian Women in Resources Awards recognise exceptional women in resources as vital if we are to meet the growing demand for professionals in South Australia’s high-tech, highly-skilled resources sector.
TMEC Women in Resources Tasmania Awards
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.
Victorian Women in Resources Awards
The Victorian Women in Resources Awards recognise and promote diversity across Victoria’s minerals industry.