Established in 2010, the Women in Resources Awards (WIRA) recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities and enhances the recognition and participation of women in the sector.
The entry process encourages individuals and companies to reflect on their achievements and the impact they have made to help encourage the participation of women in the WA resources sector.
2018 WIRA Key Dates
Candidates are nominated by a colleague, professional contact or company. Nominations open 27 September 2017. The nominator completes the candidate’s submission online.
Close of Nominations
Nominations close on Monday 13 November 2017 at 5:00pm.
CME will host a nomination workshop to assist companies and nominators in planning and preparing nominations for the 2018 awards. The lunchtime workshop will be held on Thursday 12 October from 12noon – 1.00pm. For further details about the nomination workshop or to register your attendance please email Susan at .
Finalists will be announced in mid-January 2018.
Presentation Breakfast Event
Award finalists will be honoured and winners announced at the CME Women in Resources Awards breakfast on Friday 9 March 2018, hosted once again by popular media personality and political commentator Annabel Crabb.
For full details of the 2018 Women in Resources Awards or to begin the nomination process, please click here.
Women in Resources Champion
Outstanding Woman in Resources
2017 - Vanessa Torres
2016 - Claire Negus
2015 - Bronwyn Barnes
2014 - Kyra Bonney
2013 - Vanessa Guthrie
2012 - Margaret Watroba
2011 - Maryanne Kelly
2010 - Kellie Parker
Outstanding Company Initiative
2017 - Shell Australia - Closing the Gender Pay Gap
2016 - BHP Billiton Nickel West - Job Sharing in Senior Leadership
2015 - Atlas Iron - Women in Atlas
2014 - St Barbara Ltd - Eliminating the Equity Pay Gap
2013 - Chevron - Women in Engineering
2012 - Newmont Boddington Gold - Driving Force
2011 - BHP Billiton - Pilbara Childcare Strategy
2010 - Woodside Energy
People's Choice Award
2017 - Sharron Freitas
2016 - Suzan Drake-Brockman
2015 - Geeta Thakorlal
2014 - Rachel Mottram
2013 - Julie Shuttleworth
2012 - Dannielle Bancroft
CME would like to invite sponsorship for the 2018 Women in Resources Awards, including Inspiring Girls sponsorship - a targeted initiative to attract more school-aged girls into careers in the resources sector.
Sponsorship of the Women in Resources Awards will enable CME to continue to advocate the value of a gender diverse workforce in the WA resources sector. More information about sponsorship opportunities can be found in the sponsorship prospectus.
- Women in Resources Champion (male or female)
- Outstanding Company Initiative
- Outstanding Woman in Resources
Outstanding Young Woman in Resources
(Aged 30 years or younger as at 31 December 2017)
- Outstanding Operator/Technician/Trade Woman.
To view the Selection Criteria for each category click here.