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Join NAWIC ACT and Shape Building Group for an evening of drinks, canapes and networking.  Hear from our guest speaker, Sara Prendergast, discussing her life, success and in-depth discussion of her NAWIC scholarship research paper “How to attract women in operational roles” 

Sara Prendergast is a Senior Finance professional with Orica, leading the performance reporting for their largest division of Australia.  A Director on The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) board, Sara has worked in the Australian mining industry for over 15 years living in a range of remote outback locations across a variety of commodities, navigating a fast-paced career growth as a young woman and a single mother.

In 2017 she was awarded the NAWIC National Scholarship to research how to attract women in operational roles. Following the research paper’s release, she has consulted on the topic with many organisations as well as speaking engagements with the Minerals Council of Australia, WIMnet – NSW, Rio Tinto, NAWIC, NAWO, and Downer to assist in building the numbers of women engaged in their operational roles.

Sara has a passion for supporting women in the industry with several years volunteering on the Women in Mining Network Victoria (WIMnet – Vic) committee.  Sara also volunteers with The Smith Family to assist young adults from disadvantage backgrounds transition from tertiary education into the workforce.

In 2017 Sara was named, Exceptional Women in Mining by the Minerals Council Australia. In 2018, Sara was named as one of the Top 100 Globally Inspirational Women In Mining.

Sara has overcome many challenges including growing up in an abusive home, in her teens the sole carer for her terminally ill father and, as a diagnosed dyslexic, successfully completing several post graduate studies. This has attributed to Sara mentoring women and young people from marginal back grounds to find economic independence and life success.

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Proudly presented SHAPE BUILDING GROUP

Gold Sponsor

-        Lendlease

Silver Sponsor

-        Built

-        Shape

-        Turner & Townsend

-        Lysaght

-        CIT

-        Ginninderry

-        Morris Legal Group

-        Training Fund Authority

Bronze Sponsors

-        Quay Building Group

-        Ignite

-        Sellick

-        RPS

-        Manteena

-        The Elvin Group

-        Kane

-        Chase Building Group

-        AMA

-        ABLE Landscapes

-        Monaro Windows

note: paid parking available

3/27/2019 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
SHAPE Level 1 121 Marcus Clarke Street CANBERRA ACT 2601 AUSTRALIA
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