South Australia’s Women in Resources winners announced

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The South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy has announced the winners in the South Australian Women in Resources Awards for 2020.

The South Australian Women in Resources Awards recognise individual achievement and company efforts to increase gender diversity across resource operations, within corporate offices and across the equipment, technology and services sector.

There were nominations across four categories, with finalists selected from an outstanding field based on experience, skill and passion. 

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The South Australian Women in Resources award winners and finalists for 2020 are:

Exceptional Woman in Resources
• Winner: Dr Kathryn Amos, Head of School, Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources, University of Adelaide
• Finalists: Amelia Jalleh (Cooper Energy), Chris Barnesby (BHP) and Genene Kleppe (Digital Twinning Australia)

Exceptional Young Woman in Resources 

• Winner: Ying Luo, Project & Strategy Lead, Energy Solutions, Santos
• Finalist: Lauren Beynon (Cooper Energy) and Louise Faint (OZ Minerals) 

Outstanding Trade Operator or Technician 

• Winner: Alison Altree, Shift Supervisor, Development Rehab, BHP
• Finalist: Mariah Gavin (SIMEC Mining) and Carlie Hayward (BHP)

Company Gender Diversity Program
• Winner: Santos
• Finalist: BHP

Winners will progress to the national awards to be held online in September.

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Chief executive officer Rebecca Kno said, “By celebrating women who are contributing to the success of the resources sector and championing diversity, the awards are an important recognition of excellence in the sector in South Australia.

Recognising exceptional women in resources is vital if we are to meet the growing demand for professionals in South Australia’s high-tech, highly skilled resources sector. Improving workforce diversity is of key importance to the resources sector and a critical element in attracting the best and brightest minds both now and in the future.

The resources sector is no longer the stereotypical male-orientated industry so often portrayed. These awards highlight the incredible women working in the sector from the ‘shop floor’ to senior management. Each of them challenging outdated perceptions of the industry and providing a role model to both men and women”. Further information is available on SACOME’s dedicated webpage

SACOME’s Resourceful South Australia magazine further highlights the exceptional work of women in the South Australian resources sector.