2022 Finalists

WIRA 2022 Finalists

Outstanding Woman in Resources Award

Deanne Renting

Chevron Australia 

Deanne Renting – Production Manager – Wheatstone Deanne has ~20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, in a career that has taken her to four countries and required…

Kathy Lewi

Tianqi Lithium

Kathy Lewi – Superintendent Process Kathy is one of Australia’s leading metallurgical engineers and leads the commissioning of the Tianqi lithium hydroxide refinery in Kwinana – a billion-dollar plant that…

Sharon Reynolds

Woodside Energy

Sharon Reynolds – Senior Manager Indigenous Affairs A member of the Esperance Tjaltjraak native title group, Sharon faced racism growing up in the Goldfields and paused her career for 18 months to…

Outstanding Young Woman in Resources Award

Elle Farris

Newmont Australia 

Elle Farris – Corporate Counsel Elle grew up in country WA and overcame a tough childhood that included her father’s early death and caring for her mother from an early…

Nynne Rasmussen – Lead Operating Model and Business Planning Nynne has tackled some considerable hurdles to become one of the youngest Leads at South 32 – not only leaving Europe…

Ting Gorman

Shell Australia

Ting Gorman – Production Unit Lead Ting graduated with first-class honours in a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering/Biomedical Science degree from Monash University and was the first female operations graduate at…

Outstanding Operator/Technician/Trade Award

Madeline Deppeler

Shell Australia

Madeline Deppeler – Lead Terminal Technician Only 0.012 per cent of the world’s merchant navy workforce are women – but Madeline Deppeler overcame the odds to become one of them. Growing up…

Samantha Ewe-Jones – Capital Project Co-ordinator & Peer Supporter Co-ordinator Samantha spent much of her teens in a small rural New Zealand community known for its low-socioeconomic status – but turned…

Sharon Pearce

Shell Australia

Sharon Pearce – Offshore Crane Operator / Service Technician After being separated from her father at an early age, Sharon reunited with him at age 22 and promptly found out…

Technological Innovation Award

Kim Tan – Mining Systems West Engineer  Kim is passionate about using robotic technology to find better, more productive and safer solutions in mining, as evidenced by the thermal lance feeder solution she…

Sravani Mukkisa

RIG Technologies International

Sravani Mukkisa – Program Manager Sravani initially had to convince her own family in India to let her pursue a career in mechanical engineering but her decision to become the first-generation college graduate…

Virginie Hannah – Group Manager – Procurement, Supply & Manufacturing Virginie leads the innovation strategy, supply and manufacturing of Bis’ pipeline of patented surface and underground haulage solutions, including the…

Women in Resources Champion Award

Alison Terry – Former Director Sustainability & Corporate Affairs, Fortescue Metals Group Since joining Fortescue in 2014, Alison has made her mark as a passionate and active advocate for advancement…

Steve Campbell – General Manager South Flank, BHP  Steve has more than 20 years’ experience in mining and has been a long-time advocate for opportunities for women in the sector – having first started implementing…

Marie Bourgoin – Vice President, Warehousing Inventory and Logistics, BHP Over a career spanning nearly 15 years in the mining and resources sector, Marie has been a consistent and strong supporter…

Outstanding Company Initiative Award

BHP – Yandi Mining New to Industry Truck Operator Program The program, which launched in 2019, has increased female representation at Yandi by 20 per cent and helped achieve gender…

Compass Group – Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Workplace sexual harassment has been a much-discussed topic over the past two years and for Compass Group, which employs 55 per…

Lab61 – Robotics Skills Hub Born out of WA company Nexxis, Lab 61 is a female and Indigenous-led robotics and technical skills centre delivering programs for Year 5 through to university, with a particular…