The entry process encourages individuals and companies to reflect on their achievements and the impact they have made to help encourage the participation of women in the WA resources sector.


Past finalists and winners say their involvement in the Women in Resources Awards has provided opportunities to form new networks and new career experiences. They have also had opportunities to share ideas, support and continue to be role models to others, both within and outside the sector, by their considerably raised profile.


Recognising and celebrating the successes of their employees and initiatives have enabled companies to build upon their brand as employer of choice and be recognised for their gender diversity leadership. They have experienced opportunities to promote their company both within and outside the sector through speaking engagements and the media.


  1. Nominations
    Candidates are nominated by a colleague, professional contact or company. Nominations open Friday 27 September 2019 at 9am (WST). The nominator completes the candidate's submission online.  
  2. Nomination Workshop
    CME will host a nomination workshop to assist companies and nominators in preparing nominations for the 2020 awards. The workshop will be held on Wednesday 16 October from 12noon – 1.00pm (WST), for those who wish to attend. CME are pleased to have Sarah Mitchell as a guest facilitator to present on how to write an award-winning nomination. A light lunch will be provided. Email chamber@cmewa.com to register for the workshop.
  3. Close of Nominations
    Nominations close on Monday 11 November 2019 at 5pm (WST).
  4. Finalists Announced
    Finalists will be announced in mid-January 2020.
  5. Finalists Reception Event
    Finalists will attend a reception event in February 2020 (TBC).
  6. Presentation Dinner Event

    CME is again planning an exciting dinner event to celebrate the power of diversity in the WA resources sector. Registrations for the presentation dinner will open mid-January 2020.

    Award finalists will be honoured and winners announced at the CME Women in Resources Awards dinner on Friday 6 March 2020, hosted once again by popular media personality and political commentator Annabel Crabb.


  1. See Categories and Eligibility
  2. Read Terms and Conditions
  3. Create Your Account
  4. Start Your Nomination

Please note you can create a nomination, save your progress and return at a later time to continue working on it. Once you are happy with your nomination you can submit it online.


The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) is WA's peak resources sector representative body.

CME's role is to champion the WA resources sector and assist in achieving its vision to lead the world in sustainable practice through innovation and underpin Australia's position in the global economy.


1. Nominations open – Friday 27 September 2019, 9am (WST)

2. Nominations workshop – Wednesday 16 October 2019, 12noon – 1pm (CME Office)

3. Nominations close – Monday 11 November 2019, 5pm (WST)

4. Finalists announced – mid January 2020

5. Finalists reception event – February 2020

6. Awards presentation dinner – Friday 6 March 2020.

If you would like to purchase tickets to the awards night you can do so here.