Excellence in Programs and Performance for 2023

Women in Leadership Program from Rio Tinto Gove

This award recognises a resources company (or subsidiary) for excellence and innovation in inclusion and diversity programs to create a more diverse workplace in the NT’s resources sector. Companies that have increased the proportion of women in non-traditional roles, such as senior management, engineering, sciences, operators and trades will be particularly highly regarded.

The Rio Tinto Women in Leadership (WIL) program was created to improve gender diversity in frontline leadership roles in Rio Tinto’s Aluminium operations across eastern Australia and in New Zealand. The program has representation from all eight Pacific Operations sites and included opportunities at Superintendent and Supervisor level.  In 2022, 28 women joined the program – comprising both new and existing employees.