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Tickets are now on sale to the Newmont Tanami 2018 Women in Resources NT Awards Gala Dinner

We look forward to again recognising the achievements of our incredible Territorian individuals and companies at this wonderful event.

Ticket Prices are $155 per head or $1,450 for a Table of Ten.

Awards Dinner

Friday 22 June 2018

7:00 pm for Pre-Dinner drinks

Grand Ballroom SKYCITY Casino Darwin, NT 0800

Please follow below link to the Try Booking page to purchase tickets.

https://www.trybooking.com/VQXS

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We are thrilled to announce our finalists for the 2017 Women in Resources NT Awards!

Women in Resources Inc. are thrilled to return this year with the 2017 Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards. The Gala Dinner will be held Saturday where we will come together to celebrate the semi-finalists, finalists, winners and greater sector for their achievements in championing gender diversity in the industry.Today, we are pleased to announce our Finalists in our following categories:

Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance

  • Energy Resources of Australia
  • GHD
  • Newmont Tanami Operations
  • Territory Generation

Gender Diversity Champion

  • Andrew Bigg – GEMCO, South32
  • Paul Ford – Newmont Tanami Operations
  • Sean Tucker – GHD

Exceptional Woman in Resources

  • Natalie Bruce – GEMCO, South32
  • Cintra James – GEMCO, South32
  • Sharon Paulka – Energy Resources of Australia
  • Ann Waaka – McArthur River Mining, Glencore

Exceptional Young Woman in Resources

  • Carina Graham – McArthur River Mining, Glencore
  • Jessica Hickman – KAEFER Integrated Services Pty Ltd
  • Brooke Naughton – GEMCO, South32
  • Laura Tyler – Newmont Tanami Operations

Outstanding Tradeswoman/ Operator/ Technician

  • Katrina Bangay – Energy Resources of Australia
  • Rachel Bull – GEMCO, South32
  • Leigh Mott – McArthur River Mining, Glencore
  • Jacqueline Taheny – Buslink Vivo
  • Yajun Tang – GEMCO, South32
2017 GEMCO Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards Gala Dinner
  • Date/Time: Saturday 3 June, 6.30 pm
  • Venue: Grand Ballroom, DoubleTree Hilton Esplanade, Darwin
  • Tickets: $150 per person or $1,400 for a Table of 10

To book your ticket or table CLICK HERE

We present these awards with thanks to our sponsors: South32 GEMCO, McArthur River Mining, Newmont Tanami Operations, Energy Resources of Australia, INPEX, the Northern Territory Government, and ConocoPhillips.

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Nominations are now open for the 2018 Women in Resources Excellence Awards

Women in Resources Inc. are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 2018 Women in Resources NT Awards. These awards recognise, promote and celebrate the women, men and companies that make outstanding achievements in contributing to a more diverse workforce.

The award winners and finalists will be celebrated at a Gala Dinner Ceremony on date/time/location TBC.

You can nominate or be nominated in 5 categories with downloadable forms available below. Winners from each category will automatically be nominated for the 2018 Overall Winner of the Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards as well as representing the Territory at the National Awards on the 13 September in Canberra.

  • Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance [Word] [ PDF]
  • Outstanding Tradeswoman, Technician or Operator [Word] [ PDF]
  • Exceptional Young Woman in Resources [Word] [PDF]
  • Exceptional Woman in Resources [Word] [ PDF]
  • Gender Diversity Champion [Word] [PDF]

Applications close at COB on Monday 16 April 2018 and we look forward to uncovering this years group of inspiring and diverse champions!

For any questions please contact Nicole Brown, Chairperson at E: [email protected]

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2016 The 2nd Annual Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2nd Annual Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards. The GEMCO Awards Dinner will be held in Darwin on Saturday 28 May 2016 and will recognise, promote and celebrate the achievements of women, men and companies who make outstanding contributions toward a more diverse workforce.

The Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards form part of the Australian resources sector’s strategies to promote the benefits of increasing the participation of women at all levels.

The sector recognises that diversity not only helps to ensure it has the skilled employees it needs but also improves business outcomes via the proven benefits of a more inclusive and gender balanced workforce.

Nominations are now open and the categories you can nominate yourself, an employee or someone who deserves recognition in this sector are:
  • Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance
  • Outstanding Tradeswoman, Technician or Operator
  • Exceptional Young Woman in Resources
  • Exceptional Woman in Resources
  • Gender Diversity Champion

Nominations Close – COB Thursday 12 May 2016

The 2016 Overall Winner of the Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards will be awarded to one of the winners from the above categories. You can download the application by clinking on the links above.

For more information about the awards please contact Linda Young: e – [email protected] or m – 0419 228 785

The Winner from each Award Category will represent the Northern Territory at the Women in Resources National Awards on 1 September 2016 in South Australia.

We encourage you to take advantage of being recognised as leading contributors and supporters to the achievements of those who are making a difference. For a copy of the Sponsorship Prospectus please email Linda Young: [email protected] or call 0419 228 785.

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Tickets to the 2017 GEMCO Women in Resources NT Awards Gala Dinner are on sale

The 2017 GEMCO Women in Resources NT Awards recognises and celebrates the achievements of women, men and companies who make an outstanding contribution towards diversifying the resources industry. Women in Resources Inc. are excited to celebrate the 3rd year of these awards and the 3rd year of partnering with Platinum Sponsor South32 GEMCO. Our Finalists will be announced in the coming week but all nominees, individuals and companies who are passionate about the strengths women bring to the resources sector, are encouraged to attend.

The Gala Dinner is a fabulous celebration of the resources industry and tickets include a welcome drink on arrival, a 3 course meal, cash bar and entertainment by the Territories best Natalie Pellegrino and The Kicks.

Awards Dinner:

Saturday 3rd June 2017

6.30pm for pre-dinner drinks

Grand Ballroom, Double Tree Hilton Esplanade Darwin

We look forward to recognising the achievements of our incredible Territorians. To avoid disappointment, book here!

For more information please contact Event Organiser, Linda Young E: [email protected] P: 0419228785

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2017 Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards

Women in Resources Inc. are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 2017 Women in Resources NT Awards. These awards recognise, promote and celebrate the women, men and companies that make a outstanding achievements in contributing to a more diverse workforce.

The award winners and finalists will be celebrated at a Gala Dinner Ceremony held on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at the Double Tree Hilton in Darwin.

You can nominate or be nominated in 5 categories with downloadable forms available below. Winners from each category will automatically be nominated for the 2017 Overall Winner of the Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards as well as representing the Territory at the National Awards on the 31st August in Tasmania.

  • Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance [Word] [ PDF]
  • Outstanding Tradeswoman, Technician or Operator [Word] [ PDF]
  • Exceptional Young Woman in Resources [Word] [PDF]
  • Exceptional Woman in Resources [Word] [PDF]
  • Gender Diversity Champion [Word] [PDF]

Applications close at COB on Friday 5th May 2017 and we look forward to uncovering this years group of inspiring and diverse champions! For any questions please contact Nicole Brown, Chairperson at E: [email protected].

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2015 THIESS Women in Resources National Awards

Congratulations to all the participants, finalists and winners. Our thanks go to the organisers of such a fantastic event!

Company Excellence in Diversity and Performance

Winner
  • Santos Ltd: Gender Equality Program
Runner Up
  • Thiess, Westfarmers Resources and the Salvation Army Employment Plus Team: Oothungs’ (Sisters) in Mining Program
Finalists
  • Atlas Iron – Women in Atlas
  • Newmont Tanami Operations – Newmont Women’s Network

Outstanding Australian Tradeswoman, Technician or Operators

Winner
  • Sabrina McKenzie – Thiess
Finalists
  • Jacqui Purdon – South 32 GEMCO (NT)
  • Julie Stainkey – Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa (QLD)
  • Madeline Brenna – Glencore Coal Assets Australia (NSW)
  • Margeaux Janeko – Kentz Engineers and Construction & She’s Empowered (WA)

Exceptional Young Woman in Australian Resources

Winner
  • Helena Wu – Santos Ltd (SA)
Finalists
  • Anastasia Plischka – Gekko Systems (VIC)
  • Eleanor Lober – South 32 GEMCO (NT)
  • Hope Adams – Glencore Coal Assests Australia (NSW)
  • Jennifer Kotek – MMG Australia Ltd (TAS)
  • Kalpana Maharage – Rio Tinto Iron Ore (WA)
  • Sandra Newman – Riot Tinto Coal Australia (QLD)

Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources

Winner
  • Bronwyn Barnes – Windward Resources (WA)
Finalists
  • Erin Woolford – Ninti Kata (SA)
  • Janette Hewson – Peabody Energy Australia (QLD)
  • Jo Barron-Perry – BHP Billiton (SA)
  • Leonora Wehrmann – JKC (NT)
  • Rebecca-Lee Ritchie – Copper Mines of Tasmania (TAS)
  • Simone Painter – Alkane Resources – Tomingley Gold Operations (NSW)

Gender Diversity Champion

Winner
  • Jacqui McGill – BHP Billiton (QLD)
Finalists
  • Jo Barron- BHP Billiton (SA)
  • Linda O’Farrell – Fortescue Metals Group (WA)
  • Michelle Lawson – Glencore Coal Assets Australia (NSW)
  • Tim Hewitt – Newmont Tanami Operations (NT)

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2015 GEMCO Women in Resources Northern Territory Award Winners

Outstanding Tradeswoman/Operator/Technician

Jacqui Purdon

Originally trained as a dental nurse, Jacqui started driving trucks at GEMCO after moving to Groote Eylandt with her family. Jacqui is currently operating the Hitachi 2500 Excavator, the first female excavator operator at GEMCO since 1987. She is also Crew Trainer, elected Union Delegate and Acting Leading Hand when required.

Gender Diversity Champion

Tim Hewitt

Tim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Hons) and an MBA. Tim’s current role is Mining Manager at Newmont’s Tanami Operations. He is a key supporter of the Newmont Women’s Network Tanami, promoting the team to Newmont leaders, with the aim of assisting it to become a self-sustaining, cross functional network.

Exceptional Young Woman in Resources

Eleanor Lober

Born in Victoria, Eleanor holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Hons from Monash University. Eleanor joined the BHP Billiton Graduate Program and her current role is Engineer – Maintenance Analysis and Improvement at GEMCO. Eleanor is the Vice President of the Groote Eylandt Country Women’s Association, co-ordinator of the Sunday School Program in Angurugu. Eleanor also teaches piano and is the assistant coach of the Jujitsu Club. Eleanor won the Australian Young Citizen of the Year Groote Eylandt 2015

Exceptional Woman in Resources

Leonora Wehrmann

Leonora holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University H/V, Dresden, Germany. Leonora’s current role is the Northern Territory Technology Manager with the Welding Technology Institute of Australia. In 2014 Leonora was an invited speaker at the International Women’s Day function at Parliament House.

Excellence in Diversity Program and Performance

Newmont Women’s Network Tanami

The Newmont Women’s Network Tanami (NWNT) was founded to assist in the attraction, retention and development of female employees at Newmont Tanami Operations. It is an employee initiative functioning separate from the Newmont Tanami Operations business, however it has support from the NTO management team and the broader Newmont Global Inclusion and Diversity Strategy. By providing educational opportunities, development sessions and a mentoring program, the NWNT aims to improve diversity in the work force.

Overall Winner of the GEMCO Women in Resources Awards

Leonora Wehrmann

Congratulations to all our 2015 finalists and winners!!

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Unconscious Bias!

WiR is hosting its 2020 International Women’s Day Event on

Friday 13 March 2020

With limited spaces available to this valuable session, we encourage all our members and associates to participate in our first IWD event for the decade. Click on the purple image to connect to the booking site. With the training being facilitated by Corporate Edge, the course overview includes:

  • Understanding Behaviour

  • What drives behaviour – the power of our subconscious

  • Beliefs and Associations

  • Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

  • What is unconscious bias

  • Why is it important to know about unconscious bias

  • Spotting unconscious bias in the workplace

  • The impact of unconscious bias in the workplace

  • Why is it important to know about our own biases

  • Activity – identifying our biases and actions you can take to counteract these bias

  • Incorporating bias reflection into our day to day decision making

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WiR and its members Paying it forward

2019 was a trying year for many, the WiR Committee decided to use the AGM and Christmas Party to ‘pay it forward’ to the Darwin Aboriginal and Islander Women’s Shelter (DAIWS). DAIWS provides safe and culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children who are homeless or escaping family violence. DAIWS provides support, referrals, outreach services and domestic violence crisis accommodation to those in need. They do a wonderful job and make the difference for so many women each year.

In paying it forward, the WiR Committee used existing funds from prior fundraising activities to host the AGM and Christmas party, in turn they asked the WiR community to donate $10 each to attend. Through your generosity, $500 was raised. The WiR Committee was able to present Regina the Manager of DAIWS with these funds recently. Regina said the funds will be well spent with some of the funds going spent on a Mum’s and Bubs program to help them have some time out and provide some distraction for those experiencing domestic violence. The remaining funds will be used to host a small pamper session for some of the women at DAIWS. Well done to all of you who contributed and donated to this worthy endeavour, every donation counts and the women and team at DAIWS are thankful for any support they receive.

Pictured is WiR Secretary, Lauren Milne and DAIWS Manager, Regina with members of the DAIWS team

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