Claire Rutkowski appointed Bentley Systems’ CIO

Originally published by Australian Mining – October 2016. Claire Rutkowski has been appointed Bentley Systems’ new chief information officer, joining the company’s executive team. Rutkowski previously worked as CIO at MWH Global and was responsible for delivering IT strategy and services; supporting around 7000 engineering professionals worldwide. She joined MWH in 1998 and has worked […]

‘But you’re a girl…?’ – Emma Haddon on her career in mining

This article was originally published by the AusIMM Bulletin magazine – August 2016. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked ‘are you a cleaner here?’ or ‘how did you get this job, you don’t see many girls out here?’ since working in the mining industry, I could buy you all a […]

Marianne Harvey – “As a woman the more you believe in yourself the better; self-promotion is key and that is all about being confident”

September profile Australian geologist Marianne Harvey is pushing at the boundaries as she prepares for an all-female science voyage with Antarctica as the backdrop. Come December she’ll spend 20 days on a boat headed to Antarctica as part of the Homeward Project. She couldn’t pass up the opportunity, not only because of ‘the cool rocks and […]

Zandile Buthelesi – “The sky’s not the limit, your mind’s the limit… Success is in the palm of your hands”

August profile South African, Zandile Buthelesi, is General Manager Projects at African Exploration Mining and Finance Corp. Her motto is: "if you are somewhere that does not serve your purpose then you leave and you go and find it somewhere else". This is something she has done in her career. A passionate advocate of women [...]

Nurturing The Next Female Generation

Eighteen months ago, I asked my four-year-old daughter what would she like to be when she grows up. She responded without hesitation that she would like to be a princess. Whilst on the outside I supported her choice and told her the importance of education in becoming a princess, on the inside I cringed a […]