Mining women top finalist list at business awards

Women in Western Australia’s resource industry are set to make a large showing at this year’s Telstra Women in Business Awards.

Of the 27 finalists named, almost a third are represented by women in the industry.

Included in the list is Jillian Hoffman, vice president, upstream commercial at Woodside Energy and non-executive director at Fremantle Port Authority and Nicole Ashby, founder of FIFO Families, a support group for fly-in-fly out workers.

Also featured as a finalist is Sharon Warburton, a non-executive director of Fortescue Metals Group and executive director, strategy and finance, at global construction contractor Brookfield Multiplex; and Trish O’Reilly, CEO of Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group.

Amy Moonen, Woodside’s production optimisation engineer and Rachel Mottram, operations manager at Alcoa’s Pinjarra Refinery round out the women from the resource sector.

The finalists join a prestigious list of WA Award winners which includes Gina Rinehart, chairman of Hancock Prospecting Group, Julie Shuttleworth, Fortescue Metal Group’s general manager of Cloudbreak mine and former Rio Tinto executive Denise Goldsworthy, who now owns mining consultancy Alternate Futures.

Winners of the 2014 Telstra West Australian Business Women’s Awards will be announced on Tuesday, October 10.

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