DIESEL FITTER RECOGNISED
WHEN Dannielle Weston started working at Hastings Deering in 2011, she never imagined she would be recognised for her work at a national awards ceremony in Canberra seven years later.
Walking through the corridors of Parliament House, Ms Weston said her nerves kicked in as she joined Queensland’s leading women vying for top honours in the Women in Resources National Awards.
Representing the state in the annual awards, Ms Weston was presented with a highly commended prize in the Exceptional Trade Technician/Operator Category.
“As soon as we walked in there, the nerves kicked in. Everyone wants to win, but to be here with so many talented women is absolutely amazing.”
Ms Weston said opportunities created by the Women in Resources Awards can educate younger girls and women about potential careers in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field.
“It is encouraging girls to look beyond traditional careers and consider STEM courses and trades,” she said.
“Awards like this put women in the spotlight but also show them the resources sector has changed significantly and there are plenty of opportunities for women.”
WOMEN AWARDS: Local diesel fitter Dannielle Weston attended the Women In Resources National Awards in Canberra on Thursday.