AWRA is a strong supporter and advocate for industry awards supporting gender diversity in the workforce.
The Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA Award)
The Australian Women in Resources Alliance Award recognises an organisation that has developed innovative or highly effective strategies to increase women’s participation in the resource industry workforce and directly enhance the success of the organisation.
For more information about these awards, please contact us.
The Thiess Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of women in Australia’s resources sector.
Resources sector bodies throughout Australia have been promoting the value increasing the proportion of women at all levels within the resources sector and these awards form part of that aim.
Laura Tyler, winner of the 2014 Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources award at WIRNA, noted whilst massive inroads had been made to advance the position of women in the resources sector, more needed to be done. In fact, in his welcoming address at these awards, Thiess mining executive General Manager, Michael Wright, said the resources had a male-dominated workforce “not by design, but by legacy”.
These awards are another valuable tool to create nation-wide awareness of women in the sector, and encourage other women to consider it as a career path.
Women in Resources Awards (WIRA) – Western Australia
Established in 2010, the Women in Resources Awards (WIRA) recognise West Australian 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.