Celebrating Women in Mining

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Stanmore Coal celebrated the rising success of its women, and all women in the industry, at the Women in Mining & Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) International Women’s Day Breakfasts.

Attendees at the Brisbane and Moranbah events heard from keynote speaker Major Matina Jewell (retired), one of the most highly decorated females in Australian military history.

Senior Advisor HSEC Melanie Ballantine said the International Women’s Day campaign theme resonated with the Moranbah audience.

“#BalanceForBetter was a key take out from the event — helping to create a more gender-balanced workforce. It was interesting (but not surprising!) to hear that workplaces retain more women when they offer flexible rosters and work arrangements,” Melanie said.  

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