Ladies join Hall of Fame hon­our roll

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Fif­teen high-fly­ing West Aus­tralian women have been hon­oured in the Women’s Hall of Fame on In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day.

Among the list of no­table fe­males was Julie Shut­tle­worth, a Fortes­cue em­ployee de­scribed as mak­ing an “out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion” to WA’s re­sources sec­tor.

Ms Shut­tle­worth started out as a grad­u­ate met­al­lur­gist and at­tained gen­eral man­ager po­si­tion at the age of 35, hold­ing that po­si­tion at four sub­se­quent mine sites.

Other women to be hon­oured in­clude le­gal and so­cial wel­fare ad­vo­cate for Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple Betsy Buchanan, AFL fe­male foot­ball na­tional man­ager Jan Cooper, hu­man rights ad­vo­cate Tammy Solonec and Breast Can­cer and Re­search Cen­tre WA di­rec­tor Ar­lene Chan.

Jenny Davis, Ch­eryl Ed­wards, Va­le­ria French, Anne Leach, Diane Smith-Gan­der, Paula Wagg rounded out the hon­ours list.

Have a Go News founder Ju­dith Treby, plant pathol­ogy ex­pert Olga May Goss, trail­blazer Roseanne Fuhrmann and Gold­fields nurse Fred­er­ica Georgina Cook were each in­ducted to the roll of hon­our.

Ishar Mul­ti­cul­tural Women’s Health Cen­tre hosted the event with Lot­tery­west and De­part­ment of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and Com­mu­ni­ties.

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