Brooke in the running for Rio Tinto Women in Resources national award

RECOGNISED: Brooke Plunkett has been named as a finalist in the Exceptional Young Woman category of the Rio Tinto Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA).

RECOGNISED: Brooke Plunkett has been named as a finalist in the Exceptional Young Woman category of the Rio Tinto Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA).

Brooke Plunkett, Organisational Development Specialist at CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes), has been named as a finalist in the Exceptional Young Woman category of the Rio Tinto Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA).

The WIRNA recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of women and gender diversity champions across Australia's resources sector.

The national awards are held by mining and energy chambers and women in mining networks across Australia as part of the industry's commitment to improving inclusion and diversity across Australia's resources workforce.

Brooke will travel to Sydney this week to attend a presentation dinner hosted by the NSW Minerals Council at NSW Parliament House on Thursday where the award winners will be announced.

Earlier this year Brooke won the Exceptional Young Woman in Mining award at the annual Women in Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards hosted by the NSW Minerals Council.

Brooke was recognised for a number of programs she has implemented to better connect the community with Northparkes, such as the Volunteer Leave Program, the 2015 Northparkes Open Day and the Make Your Mark campaign, which showcased the benefits of working at Northparkes.

Hubert Lehman, Northparkes Managing Director, said Northparkes is extremely proud of Brooke and all her achievements.

"We wish her all the best at the awards dinner this Thursday," he said.

"It is great to see her being recognised not only locally but nationally within the mining industry."

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