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2018 IWD Breakfast, Resources Awards for Women & Inspire!Convention

DateThu 8 Mar 2018
VenueBrisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

We look forward to seeing you at the 13th annual International Women's Day Breakfast and Resources Awards for Women, presented by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) in association with Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ).

Keynote speaker is Rachael Robertson (CSP, MBA), an Antarctic expedition leader, best-selling author and Australia's pre-eminent authority on extreme leadership.

The breakfast and awards form part of the QRC's Women in Resources Action Plan to increase the proportion of women in Queensland's resources sector to at least 20 percent in non-traditional roles by 2020.

The event provides a platform to develop female ambassadors, role models and mentors to aid the attraction, retention and development of women.

We look forward to seeing you there to witness the presentation of the 13th annual awards.


The IWD breakfast and awards will be followed by the Inspire!Convention, which provides practical advice to women to help them advance their careers and to encourage their retention in the sector.

A feature of the convention will be a panel session comprising a powerful cohort of previous award winners, moderated by Rachael Robertson.

Rachael will draw out their combined wisdom and provide plenty of opportunity for audience questions and interaction, exploring the themes of extreme leadership and the 2018 International Women's Day theme No Woman Left Behind.

This will be followed by workshops on personal branding and negotiation skills by leading specialists in these areas.

The convention will also include networking opportunities, including the finale networking event to round off the day.

We look forward to your attendance at these signature events on our 2018 calendar.

Click here to book
Click here for the sonsorship prospectus and application form
Click here to nominate for the awards online - Closing 30 October 2017
Click here to see the award categories and selection criteria
Inspire!Convention Delegates' kit

wimarq qrc web site