Established in 2010 by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, the Women in Resources Awards is designed to recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities and enhances the recognition and participation of women in the sector.

Previous winners have come from a wide range of organisations in the WA resources sector and varied career fields including engineering, trades, technical, operations, processing, human resources, environmental, management, geology and community relations.


1. Nominations open – Thursday 17 September 2020

2. Sponsorships open - 17 September 2020

3. Nominations close - 30 October 2020 (5pm WST)

4. Finalists announced – 11 January 20211

5. Ticket on sale - 11 January 2021

6. Finalists breakfast - 18 February 2021

7. Awards dinner - 05 March 2021


  1. Outstanding Woman in Resources
  2. Outstanding Young Woman in Resources (30 years or younger as at 31 Dec 2020)
  3. Outstanding Operator/Technician/Trade Woman
  4. Women in Resources Technological Innovation Award (New)
  5. Outstanding Company Initiative
  6. Women in Resources Champion (Male or Female)


The entry process encourages individuals and companies to reflect on their achievements and the impact they have made to help encourage the participation of women in the WA resources sector.


Past finalists and winners say their involvement in the Women in Resources Awards has provided opportunities to form new networks and new career experiences. They have also had opportunities to share ideas, support and continue to be role models to others, both within and outside the sector, by their considerably raised profile.


Recognising and celebrating the successes of their employees and initiatives have enabled companies to build upon their brand as employer of choice and be recognised for their gender diversity leadership. They have experienced opportunities to promote their company both within and outside the sector through speaking engagements and the media.


  1. Nominations
    Candidates are nominated by a colleague, professional contact or company. Nominations open Thursday 17 September 2020 (9am WST). The nominator completes the candidate's submission online.  
  2. Close of Nominations
    Nominations close on Friday 30 October 2020 (5pm WST).
  3. Finalists Announced
    Finalists will be announced Monday 11 January 2021.
  4. Finalists Reception Event
    Finalists will attend a reception event on 18 February 2021.
  5. Presentation Dinner Event

    The awards presentation dinner event will be held on Friday 5 March 2021.


  1. See Categories and Eligibility
  2. Read Terms and Conditions
  3. Create Your Account
  4. Start Your Nomination

Please note you can create a nomination, save your progress and return at a later time to continue working on it. Once you are happy with your nomination you can submit it online.

Please note a cv and photo headshot of all candidates is required. For Outstanding Young Woman category please also supply proof of age e.g. scan of driver’s licence and for the Outstanding Company Initiative category please supply a company logo.


The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) is WA's peak resources sector representative body.

CME's role is to champion the WA resources sector and assist in achieving its vision to lead the world in sustainable practice through innovation and underpin Australia's position in the global economy.