Jan 14, 2020

Awards shine light on exceptional women

Awards shine light on exceptional women

The Queensland Resources Council has revealed the finalists for the 2020 Resources Awards for Women.

A scholarship for an MBA from the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) will go to the winner of the Exceptional Woman category, and all other categories will receive a $5000 scholarship from AIM.

“These awards play a pivotal role in our sector’s efforts to bring better gender balance to our workforce,” QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said.

“Over the past 13 years since the introduction of our Women in Resources Action Plan, the proportion of women working in non-traditional roles in our sector in Queensland has more than doubled to 14 percent (from 6 percent in 2006) in our latest survey of members.

“Overall women make up 16.4 percent of our workforce, and since 2015, the number in our sector has grown 22 per cent. 

“The amazing technological advancements in our sector are making it easier for men and women to balance working in resources industries with family other commitments.”

The awards will be presented at the QRC/WIMARQ International Women’s Day Breakfast on March 5 at the Royal National Convention Centre in Brisbane.

They are run by the QRC with Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ).

Click HERE for interviews with last year’s winners.

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