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Lunch Series: Dr Vanessa Guthrie & the SA Women in Resources Awards

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The 2015 SA Women in Resources Awards

Gender Diversity Champion in South Australian Resources

  • Award Winner: Jo Barron-Perry - Senior Mining Engineer - Mine Growth - BHP Billiton
  • Highly Commended: Kate Hobbs (Senior Consultant - First Principles Consulting

Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance

  • Award Winner: Santos Limited

Outstanding South Australian tradeswoman, operator or technician or technician

  • Award Winner: Sabrina McKenzie - Plant Operator - Thiess (OZ Minerals Prominent Hill mine site)

Exceptional Young Woman in South Australian Resources

  • Award Winner: Helena Wu - Senior Reserve Engineer - Santos

Exceptional woman in South Australian Resources

  • Joint Winner: Jo Barron-Perry - Senior Mining Engineer - Mine Growth - BHP Billiton
  • Joint Winner: Erin Woolford - Principal Consultant - Nini Kata (Formerly BHP Billiton)

Read more about the winners in detail

“Thanks for organizing such a great event. I personally received many really positive comments in particular from the men on our table. They really enjoyed the event. Its intention and delivery was interesting to them and inspired them to find out more about women's issues in the industry.  It highlighted to them some of the day to day difficulties we face and actually how resilient all women in our respective industries need to be, to have a long career. It also provided a non-threatening environment to deepen discussion.  They all enjoyed Vanessa's talk too by the way as did I”

Bronwyn Camac – Manager for Cooper Unconventional Resources – Santos

Finalist - Exceptional Woman South Australian Resources

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Guests begin to arrive

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Dr Vanessa Guthrie, CEO & Managing Director of Toro Energy  

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Larry Ingle, General Manager of Iron Road gives the vote of thanks 

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Thiess Global Mining Gender diversity champion - Kate Hobbs (High commendation) with Shaune Finn from Thiess Global Mining 

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Thiess Global Mining Gender diversity champion - Jo Barron-Perry with Shaun Finn from Thiess Global Mining

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The Honourable Gail Gago MLC, Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills and Minister for the Status of Women presents an award 

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OZ Minerals Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance - Santos Limited (Petrina Coventry) with The Honourable Minister Gail Gago MLC 

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Petrina Coventry accepts the award on behalf of Santos Limited 

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Jo Barron-Perry accepts the Thiess Global Mining Gender diversity champion award 

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Australian Training Alliance Outstanding SA tradeswoman, operator or technician - Sabrina McKenzie with Justin Scripps from the Australian Training Alliance 

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Sabrina McKenzie accepts her award 

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Department of State Development Exceptional young woman in SA resources - Helena Wu with The Honourable Gail Gago MLC

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Helena Wu accepts her award 

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Finlaysons Exceptional woman in SA resources - Erin Woolford with Kyra Reznikov from Finlaysons

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Erin Woolford accepts her award

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Santos Limited - winners of the OZ Minerals Excellence in diversity programs and performance award 

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L-R: Sabrina McKenzie, Helena Wu, Jo Barron-Perry, Erin Woolford, Kate Hobbs & Petrina Coventry 

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Thiess Global Mining Gender diversity champion & Finlaysons Exceptional woman in resources - Jo Barron-Perry

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Thiess Global Mining Gender diversity champion - Kate Hobbs (High commendation)

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Finlaysons Exceptional woman in SA resources - Erin Woolford

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Australian Training Alliance Outstanding SA tradeswoman, operator or technician - Sabrina McKenzie

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Department of State Development Exceptional young woman in SA resources - Helena Wu