The fabulous Maureen Jensen will be the recipient of the Trailblazer Award this year and the honour is well deserved.
The Award has been set up by Women in Mining Canada in 2013 to be a yearly award which “recognises women who have taken personal career risks and helped to advance the careers of other women”. The award is presented during the annual international women in mining reception hosted by Women in Mining Canada at PDAC. What prompted WIM Canada to create this award was the lack of visible female role models in senior positions. This is highlighted not only by several studies but by many women I speak to regularly that work in the industry.
This follows awards in Australia and their presentation is set up to coincide with Women’s Day.
CMEWA Women in Resources Awards – 7 March 2014
Resources Awards for Women, QRC – 7 March 2014
NSW Women in Mining Awards – 6 March 2014
Maureen Jensen has had and has an amazing career, in positions that have/are allowing her to help shape the industry in Canada and she has always given back. If you don’t know her or her work read the press release here.
If you are in Toronto next week for PDAC make sure you don’t miss the reception:
Women in Mining Canada: International Networking Reception
Tuesday, March 4TH, 2014 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
MTCC, North Building, Street Level Room 105
3:05 pm Welcome
3:10 pm Trailblazer Award Ceremony and Recipient speech
3:30 pm “WIM Canada Careers that Move You” networking session
4:30 pm “WIM Canada Careers that Move You” grand prize draw & wrap-up
Please note: a PDAC registration/delegate badge is not required for access to this event.