Australia's mining industry has taken pride of place in a new report celebrating the achievements of women in the global industry, with Australia-based women making up nearly a third of the 100-strong contingent and ex-patriot Aussies pushing the total up far higher.
The 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining report was prepared by a collaboration of women in mining groups from the UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the US to highlight industry role models across the global mining sector, in a variety of positions.
Twenty-nine of the featured women work in Australia, and 16 in WA. They include senior industry figures such as Fortescue Metals Group's Julie Shuttleworth, Momentum Partners head of mining Sabina Shugg and Sinead Kaufman, general manager of Rio's Tom Price and Marandoo iron ore operations.
But the list also highlights the achievements of up-and-coming women in the sector.
Those featured include Newmont Mining's Jodie Gray, a pit technician supervisor at the Boddington gold mine and winner of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy's outstanding technician or tradesperson award at the WA women in resources awards this year.