Winner at Resources Awards for Women to receive scholarship in Australian first

AIM launches Resources Awards for Women Scholarship prize. Source: WIMARQ

The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) is providing an MBA scholarship to Queensland’s top woman in resources in an Australian first.

The awards are part of QRC’s action plan to increase the proportion of women in non-traditional roles such as engineering, operators and trades to at least 20 per cent by 2020.

AIM chief executive Ben Foote commented, “AIM is delighted to support these awards, which encourage women to recognise their talents and potential, and to look ahead to further career development.

“An MBA provides the perfect qualification to succeed at the highest level, and fills knowledge gaps that can often make all the difference in career progression.”

The 2019 Exceptional Woman in Queensland Resources is one category in the long-running Resources Awards for Women hosted by Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ).

Since 2006, the awards have helped promote and encourage women in the sector.

WIMARQ chair Maria Joyce said, “These awards are all about celebrating the contribution of women in our sector, but also about helping women up the corporate ladder, and this prize is a very practical way of doing that.”

The Women in Resources National Awards will be presented next month at the Parliament House in Canberra.