New South Wales celebrates women in mining

HER Engineering Machining and Maintenance owner and operator Hannah Berthold has been awarded the NSW Exceptional Young Woman in Mining gong by the New South Wales Minerals Council.

The council announced the winners of its network’s women in mining awards, which will go on to represent the state at the Women in Resources National Awards, hosted by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). 

Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC) Senior Manager of Investor Relations Keryn Zambrowski has been named the Exceptional Woman in NSW Mining for 2024. 

Zambrowski has held several roles across Whitehaven Coal, including lead export contract negotiations and has also become the first female marketer at Whitehaven. 

NSW Minerals Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stephen Galilee says: “Keryn’s drive to apply her financial and investor relations experience and expertise to the mining sector is an inspiration to young women exploring their career options. Keryn’s example highlights the breadth of opportunities that exist for women in our industry.”

The organisation recognises and celebrities the contributions and achievements of women and gender diversity across the state’s resources sector.

Galilee says: “These awards celebrate their achievements in a range of fields. From technology and innovation to engineering and trades, as well as operational roles and running businesses, our award winners highlight the opportunities for women in mining and showcase the career paths available in our sector.”

Other winners include Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) Karin Soldenhoff for the Technological Innovation Award; and The Bloomfield Group’s Damien Butler for the Inclusion and Diversity Champion Award. 

Evolution Mining’s (ASX:EVN) open pit supervisor Nadine Heal was awarded the Exceptional Tradeswomen/Operator/Technician award. 

In parallel, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) Women in Resources Awards for 2024 is held today (22 March 2024) at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

These awards recognise individuals and organisations working to build a ‘world-class’ industry which provides ‘attractive’ career opportunities for women in the sector. 

The award finalists for Outstanding Tradeswomen/Operator/Technician are Oil and Gas company Callidus Group’s Clarisse Orchard, INPEX’s (TYO:1605) Dianne Deegan, and Woodside Energy’s (ASX:WDS) Tahnee Brosnan. 

Women in Resources Technological Innovation award finalists include Mineral Resources’ (ASX:MIN) Celine Mangan, Callidus Group’s Evelyn Ng, and Core Learning Foundation’s Suzy Urbaniak. 

Outstanding Young Woman in Resources award finalists include BHP (ASX:BHP) Danielle White, Shell Australia’s Eliza Dennis, and Rio Tinto’s (ASX:RIO) Jemma Ehsman. 

Outstanding Women in Resources award finalists are Woodside Energy’s Josie Fourie, Roy Hill’s Lily Meneghel, and Shell’s Lisa Robson.

Further, the Champion of Women in Resources award finalists are Rio Tinto’s Candis Rhodes, Chevron’s (NYSE:CVX) Vivienne Chan, and Shell’s Warren Shirley. 

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