if 31 years of age or over as at 31 December 2023
This category recognises the outstanding achievements of a woman in the Western Australian resources sector, in any occupation.
It recognises professional success, leadership skills, resilience in overcoming barriers, and accepting new challenges.
It also recognises her contribution to the resources sector and broader community. This may include a commitment to community engagement and development, contributing to inclusion and diversity within the sector and/or other sustainability initiatives.
This category recognises the achievements of women in technical fields who have developed and/or applied technological innovation in mining. It also recognises the innovative solutions that they have developed and applied in a unique/innovative way in the resources sector.
Definition: Innovation/innovative – for the purposes of this award, something is deemed innovative where:
a) A completely new technological innovation has been developed; or
b) An existing technology has been applied in a new and unique way
if 30 years of age or under as at 31 December 2023
This category recognises an outstanding young woman recognised as an emerging leader, who has achieved significant career milestones in their career to date. It also recognises their contribution to the resources sector and broader community.
This category recognises and awards an individual, of any gender, who has encouraged, promoted, and advocated for the attraction, retention, inclusion, and promotion of women in the resources sector.
This category recognises an outstanding woman who has broken new ground for women in non-traditional fields. It also recognises her contribution to the resources sector and broader community.
Job roles (with vocational qualifications) in this category may include Production Technician, Control Room Panel Relief Technician, Production Specialist, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Specialist, Lab Technician/Analyst, Process Operator, Control Attendant, Planner, Machine/Plant Operator, Electrician, Fitter, Plumbers, Boilermaker and Welder.
This category recognises a company that has demonstrated a commitment to increasing the proportion of women in their workplace through the implementation of a gender diversity program, initiative or suite of broader initiatives.
Companies, who have shown increases in the proportion of women in non-traditional roles, or programs, which have been successfully implemented for longer than 12 months, will be particularly highly regarded.
All individual finalists in the 2023 awards will be eligible for this category. Voting will open in late February.