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SA Women in Resources Awards

2016 SA Women in Resources Awards

The 2016 winners were announced at a SACOME Lunch on 19 May 2016.  Read the media release

Established in 2014, the South Australian Women in Resources Awards recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry.  Recognising those playing a leading role in the advancement and participation of women in the resources sector.

2016 winners

Gender Diversity Champion in South Australian Resources (sponsored by
Thiess)
Joint Award Winner: Kate Hobbs (Senior Consultant, First Principles Consulting)
Joint Award Winner: Lucy McEwen (General Manager, Property Services at Fyfe)

Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance (sponsored by the
Department of State Development)
Award Winner: Fyfe Pty Ltd

Outstanding South Australian tradeswoman, operator or technician or technician (sponsored by Santos Limited)
Award Winner: Kristy Hasting - Operator, Grader and Haul Truck - Thiess (OZ Minerals Prominent Hill mine site)

Exceptional Young Woman in South Australian Resources (sponsored by OZ
Minerals)
Award Winner: Jasmine Richards (Senior Environmental Advisor – Groundwater, OZ Minerals)

Exceptional woman in South Australian Resources (sponsored by Heathgate
Resources Pty Ltd)
Award Winner: Dr Andrea Marsland-Smith (Manager – Regulatory and Compliance, Heathgate
Resources Pty Ltd)

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L to R: Joint Gender Diversity Champion in South Australian Resources Winners: Lucy McEwen and Kate Hobbs; Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance Award Winners: Fyfe's Lucy McEwen, Andrew Warner and Danielle Perry; Outstanding South Australian tradeswoman, operator or technician or technician Award Winner Kristy Hasting

Winners 2 L to R: Exceptional Young Woman in South Australian Resources Award Winner Jasmine Richards with Fiona Mort, Director, Office for Women; Exceptional woman in South Australian Resources Award Winner Dr Andrea Marsland-Smith

 

Sponsors

  • Exceptional woman in South Australian resources - proudly sponsored by
Heathgate
  • Gender Diversity Champion in South Australian resources - proudly sponsored by
Thiess Global Mining
  • Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance - proudly sponsored by 
Locked RGB V lres
  • Outstanding South Australian tradeswomen, operator or technician - proudly sponsored by 
SANTOS
  • Exceptional young woman in South Australian resources - proudly sponsored by
OZ Minerals

 

Alumni

Exceptional woman in South Australian resources
2015 - Erin Woolford and Jo Barron-Perry

Gender Diversity Champion in South Australian resources (male or female)
2015 - Jo Barron-Perry
2015 - Kate Hobbs (High commendation)

Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance
2015 - Santos Limited (2015 Women in Resources National Award winner)

Outstanding South Australian tradeswomen, operator or technician
2015 - Sabrina McKenzie (2015 Women in Resources National Award winner)

Exceptional young woman in South Australian resources
2015 - Helena Wu (2015 Women in Resources National Award winner)

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L-R: Sabrina McKenzie, Helena Wu, Jo Barron-Perry, Erin Woolford, Kate Hobbs & Petrina Coventry (Santos Limited)

2015 Women in Resources National Award

Winners: View Media Release here

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Bronwyn Barnes (Exceptional woman in Australian resources), Sabrina McKenzie (Outstanding Australian tradeswoman, operator or technician), Helena Wu (Exceptional young woman in Australian resources), Joe Ariyartnam (accepted Company Excellence in Diversity and Performance on behalf of Santos Ltd’s Gender Equality Program) and Jacqui McGill (Gender Diversity Champion in Australian resources)

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN'S THAT SWEEPT THE AWARDS POOL AT NATIONAL WOMEN IN RESOURCES AWARDS:

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Helena Wu (Exceptional young woman in Australian resources)

 

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Joe Ariyartnam (accepting Company Excellence in Diversity and Performance on behalf of Santos Ltd’s Gender Equality Program)

 

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Sabrina McKenzie (Outstanding Australian tradeswoman, operator or technician)

 

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Jacqui McGill (Gender Diversity Champion in Australian resources)

View photos from the National Award presentation here 

2015 Women in Resources National Award finalists announced: View Media Release here

View the finalists profiles here

 

Women in leadership

  • Dr Vanessa Guthrie, CEO & Managing Director, Toro Energy

View Vanessa's presentation; Women in Leadership

Scroll down for event photos 

The 2015 SA Women in Resources Awards

Gender Diversity Champion in South Australian Resources

  • Award Winner: Jo Barron-Perry - Senior Mining Engineer - Mine Growth - BHP Billiton
  • Highly Commended: Kate Hobbs (Senior Consultant - First Principles Consulting

Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance

  • Award Winner: Santos Limited

Outstanding South Australian tradeswoman, operator or technician or technician

  • Award Winner: Sabrina McKenzie - Plant Operator - Thiess (OZ Minerals Prominent Hill mine site)

Exceptional Young Woman in South Australian Resources

  • Award Winner: Helena Wu - Senior Reserve Engineer - Santos

Exceptional woman in South Australian Resources

  • Joint Winner: Jo Barron-Perry - Senior Mining Engineer - Mine Growth - BHP Billiton
  • Joint Winner: Erin Woolford - Principal Consultant - Nini Kata (Formerly BHP Billiton)

Read more about the winners in detail

“Thanks for organizing such a great event. I personally received many really positive comments in particular from the men on our table. They really enjoyed the event. Its intention and delivery was interesting to them and inspired them to find out more about women's issues in the industry.  It highlighted to them some of the day to day difficulties we face and actually how resilient all women in our respective industries need to be, to have a long career. It also provided a non-threatening environment to deepen discussion.  They all enjoyed Vanessa's talk too by the way as did I”

 

Bronwyn Camac – Manager for Cooper Unconventional Resources – Santos

Finalist - Exceptional Woman South Australian Resources

Further reading:

17 April 2015 - New awards to recognise those leading the advancement of women in SA's resources sector

8 July 2015 - South Australian Women in Resources awards unearth exceptional finalists

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Guests begin to arrive

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Dr Vanessa Guthrie, CEO & Managing Director of Toro Energy  

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Larry Ingle, General Manager of Iron Road gives the vote of thanks 

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Thiess Global Mining Gender diversity champion - Kate Hobbs (High commendation) with Shaune Finn from Thiess Global Mining 

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Thiess Global Mining Gender diversity champion - Jo Barron-Perry with Shaun Finn from Thiess Global Mining

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The Honourable Gail Gago MLC, Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills and Minister for the Status of Women presents an award 

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OZ Minerals Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance - Santos Limited (Petrina Coventry) with The Honourable Minister Gail Gago MLC 

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Petrina Coventry accepts the award on behalf of Santos Limited 

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Jo Barron-Perry accepts the Thiess Global Mining Gender diversity champion award 

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Australian Training Alliance Outstanding SA tradeswoman, operator or technician - Sabrina McKenzie with Justin Scripps from the Australian Training Alliance 

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Sabrina McKenzie accepts her award 

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Department of State Development Exceptional young woman in SA resources - Helena Wu with The Honourable Gail Gago MLC

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Helena Wu accepts her award 

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Finlaysons Exceptional woman in SA resources - Erin Woolford with Kyra Reznikov from Finlaysons

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Erin Woolford accepts her award

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Santos Limited - winners of the OZ Minerals Excellence in diversity programs and performance award 

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L-R: Sabrina McKenzie, Helena Wu, Jo Barron-Perry, Erin Woolford, Kate Hobbs & Petrina Coventry 

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Thiess Global Mining Gender diversity champion & Finlaysons Exceptional woman in resources - Jo Barron-Perry

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Thiess Global Mining Gender diversity champion - Kate Hobbs (High commendation)

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Finlaysons Exceptional woman in SA resources - Erin Woolford

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Australian Training Alliance Outstanding SA tradeswoman, operator or technician - Sabrina McKenzie

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Department of State Development Exceptional young woman in SA resources - Helena Wu