Thiess Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) & Inspire! Convention

Published: 24/08/2014

Diversity in the resources sector will be celebrated on 2 September in Brisbane when the very first Australian Women in Resources National awards are presented. The achievements of women and companies in promoting diversity will be highlighted as part of a full day of professional development at the Inspire!Convention.

For bookings for Inspire! and the presentation lunch go to 


Women In Resources National Awards

The Thiess Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of women in Australia’s resources sector.

Resources sector bodies throughout Australia have been promoting the value increasing the proportion of women at all levels within the resources sector and these awards form part of that aim.

Winners of state-based awards, and nominees from states yet to introduce awards, are finalists in this event.

It forms part of strategies to ensure the sector has the skilled employees it needs and to enhance the industry’s performance through a more inclusive and gender balanced workforce.

These awards are another valuable tool to create nation-wide awareness of women in the sector, and encourage other women to consider it as a career path.

We look forward to seeing you at this inaugural event in Brisbane on September the 2nd.

Proudly presented by Thiess


Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources

Gender Diversity Champion in Australian resources

Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance

Outstanding Australian tradeswomen, operator or technician

Exceptional young woman in Australian resources

BHP Billiton Cannington presents the 2014 Inspire!Convention

Date Tue 2 Sep 2014
Venue Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Topic Professional development for women
Format Convention

Laura tyler
Laura Tyler ‎Asset President BHP Billiton Minerals

Creating new opportunities is a fitting theme for this year’s Inspire!Convention, with resources sector employees needing to be flexible and open to opportunities in an environment of rapid change.

Keynote speaker for the event this year is Laura Tyler – ‎Asset President BHP Billiton Minerals Cannington – and winner of the QRC/WIMARQ Resources Awards for Women for 2014.

Proudly presented by the Queensland Resources Council in association with Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ), Inspire! provides an exceptional professional development day for women working in Queensland’s resources sector.

The convention aims to help women advance their careers and to encourage retention of women in the industry.

The program will also include a panel session, tea and coffee on arrival, morning and afternoon teas, afternoon workshops and a gala cocktail networking event including canapes and beverages.

Workshops will be presented by:
> Helen Baker –“Why are women unique when it comes to financial planning….and how to buy more shoes!”
> Hudson Talent Management: negotiating your career pathway

Morning Session: 8.30 – 12 noon
Afternoon Session: 2.30 – 4.30
Networking Event: 4.30 – 6pm
Cost: $115