resourceful women

At the Tasmanian Women in Resources Award are Stephanie Pearce, left, representing category sponsor Bell Bay Aluminium, joint winners Donna McDermott and Vanessa Sullivan and the Governor of Tasmania Professor Kate Warner. (Picture: Rob Burnett Images)

Tasmanian women at the forefront of the state’s resources sector have been recognised.

Tasmanian Minerals & Energy Council  Chief Executive Officer Wayne Bould said the Women in Resources Awards recognised individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities for women.

“The benefits of gender diversity are many, including improved business performance. These awards contribute to increasing diversity by celebrating the ambassadors, mentors and role models instrumental in encouraging and supporting women in the sector,” Mr Bould said.

2018 Women in Resources Tasmania Award winners:

Exceptional Woman in Tasmanian Resources: 

Joint Winner: Vanessa Sullivan, Customer Service Delivery Manager, TasRail

Joint Winner: Donna McDermott, Production Manager – Flinders Island, Hydro Tasmania

Exceptional Young Woman in Tasmanian Resources

Winner: Caroline Dunning, Production Engineer, MMG Rosebery Mine

Highly Commended:  Jessica Cope, Business Improvement Lead, South32 (TEMCO)

Highly Commended: Diana Felipe, Plant Metallurgist, MMG Rosebery Mine

Outstanding Tradeswoman, Operator or Technician in Tasmanian Resources:

Winner: Tarrisha Simpson, Project & Shift Electrician, South32 (TEMCO)

Highly Commended: Jackie McKibben, Process Operator, Bell Bay Aluminium

Excellence in Company Programs and Performance in Tasmanian Resources:

Winner: South32 (TEMCO), Diversity South32 Policies in Action

Gender Diversity Champion in Tasmanian Resources:

Winner: John Graham, Manager Maintenance South32 (TEMCO)

Exceptional Woman in a Non-Executive Role in Tasmanian Resources:

Winner: Elizabeth Williams, Bass Strait Islands Program Coordinator, Hydro Tasmania