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In this webinar, Hastings Deering Executive Manager Jo Best explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace landscape and the benefits of working flexibly. Join in the conversation on the up and downsides and whether the changes will last post-pandemic.


About Jo Best

Jo has a simple solution for attracting women to the resources sector: don’t make them choose between career and family.

And if you think this sounds too simple the Hastings Deering executive manager is proof of the pudding: climbing the corporate ladder and working for some of the biggest names in resources, all the while, part-time.

“I wanted to be successful, I wanted a family, I wanted to work part-time and still be thought of as career-focused and professional – my criteria and working values were not going to change – the workforce had to change with me,” Ms Best said.

The winner of the 2020 Exceptional Woman in Queensland Resources Sector, the annual Resources Awards for Women conducted by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and voluntary group Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ), Ms Best says many women are still expected to choose a career over family.

“Today, organisations are embracing words like diversity and inclusion, and while significant inroads continue to be made, the biggest challenge still is in the area of flexibility and it’s our work in this space that will be an industry game-changer and critical to attracting more women to this sector.”

Jo works at Hastings Deering (Caterpillar) as an executive manager and has more than 20 years’ industry experience in several companies including Aurizon, Glencore and Amcor Ltd. Her expertise includes business strategy, commercial performance, transformational change, digitalisation and organisational development.

Jo is passionate about helping people create their own paths and reach their potential. She worked part-time for 17 years in senior leadership positions, raised three boys, assisted others through mentoring and coaching and created workplace programs to drive flexibility, diversity and inclusion.

Jo holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Queensland and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Queensland University of Technology. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Come join us online to hear our Exceptional Woman in Queensland Resources Jo Best discuss this important topic as the world of work is turned upside down.

Click here to register for this event on Tuesday 25 August at 12:30 pm. This event will be conducted via Teams video conferencing.

Click here to register: https://bit.ly/WIMARQevent


25th August 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
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