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Anglo American awarded for advances in gender diversity

Anglo American was recognised by our industry peers at the annual Queensland Resources Council’s Resources Awards for Women (RAW) in early March 2012 when two of our high-achieving women were finalists in their nominated categories.

This year’s RAW event in Brisbane coincided with International Women’s Day celebrations and saw Callide mine’s fourth year automotive electrical apprentice, Jessica Wust receive the Runner Up award in the Trade category, while Human Resources (HR) Specialist, Rebecca Capper, was awarded Highly Commended in the Gender Diversity Champion section.

Regional Head of HR David Diamond said it was pleasing to see both Jessica and Rebecca recognised for their efforts in advocating genuine career paths for women in the resources industry.

“Through her work at careers fairs and information sessions, Jessica has been a great role model for women interested in joining Anglo American, while Rebecca’s success in developing Met Coal’s diversity diagnostic tool has ensured our senior managers have a greater awareness of the benefits achieved when working with a diversified workforce,” David said.

Anglo American has been recognised at the RAW Awards three years in a row. In 2011 Anglo American electrical technician Simone Forbes was the winner of the Trade category and in 2010 Foxleigh Mine won the Best Company Initiative Award for the introduction of the rotational Hot Seat Crew for working parents. In 2010 Anglo American received further accolades when Dawson mine’s Patricia Rankin received Highly Commended in the Operator category.

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