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Brisbane woman awarded for exceptional work in the resources sector

Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:32:48 AM



Karen Alexander was presented the Exceptional Woman in Queensland Resources Award in Brisbane yesterday by Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations Grace Grace, Queensland Resources Council (QRC) President Rag Udd and Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) Chair Maria Joyce before a state-wide audience of more than 900 people.

They were attending, or viewing live via webcast, the annual QRC/WIMARQ International Women’s Day Breakfast and Resources Awards for Women presentation, hosted by BHP Billiton.

Karen, Manager of Strategic Alliances – Mining with Hastings Deering was one of just two females among 800 male engineering students while studying for her mechanical engineering degree, and one of the first two females to ever complete this degree at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

And now, she is Hastings Deering’s first senior executive sales business leader.



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