To recognise the contribution of women in our workplace the ATS has established the Woman in Tunnelling High Achiever Award.
This will be awarded to a woman who has stood out in this sector for their technical excellence and industry leadership in their chosen field (for example tunnel design, construction or research) and are active in industry involvement including promoting the role of women in the industry through role modelling, mentoring and/or advocacy to attract and retain women and girls in the field of tunnelling.
The award criteria includes:
- Technical excellence and industry leadership
- Industry involvement including promoting the role of women in the industry, mentoring and/or advocacy to attract and retain women in the fields of tunnelling, engineering, or STEM
- Publication of technical papers or research
- Participation in industry knowledge sharing
The Australian Tunnelling Society is committed to raising awareness, promoting discussion and encouraging action as part of its diversity strategy. Through industry and your support for these initiatives, we can help keep the message of diversity prevalent.