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Exceptional women recognised in the 2023 Victorian Women in Resources Awards

The MCA 2023 Victorian Women in Resources Awards have been awarded to four exceptional Victorian women.

The awards recognise excellence in career achievements, leadership and advocacy of women working in the Victorian resources sector.

Award winners in 2023 have had incredible career achievements and demonstrate the diverse range of jobs in mining from science to communications.

The winners demonstrate a commitment to innovation and improving mining practices in their fields.

All winners are heavily involved in volunteer work and extra study to enrich the community.

The awards aim to promote inclusion in the resources sector and provide a platform for women to be role models and encourage more women into the mining industry.

The 2023 Victorian Women in Resources Award Winners are:

Exceptional Woman in Victorian Resources
Suneeti Purohit, Research Scientist, CSIRO

Exceptional Young Woman in Victorian Resources
Rachel Peng, Graduate Rock Mechanics Engineer, Agnico Eagle

Outstanding Australian Trade Operator or Technician
Alia Melgin-Hill, Process Plant Operator, Agnico Eagle

Gender Diversity Champion
Joanna Stevens, Managing Director, Premier Strategy

Victorian winners will progress to the national Women in Resources Awards in September.

MCA Victoria thanks sponsors of the 2023 awards: Agnico Eagle, Cooper Energy, Gippsland Critical Minerals, Southern Cross Gold and WIM Resource.