Pinjarra students get inspired at Women in Mining Annual Summit

Pinjarra Senior High School teacher Julie Gray, Pinjarra Refinery central services manager Ray Smith and community relations officer Stephanie Gardner joined students Hayley Gough, Emly-Joy Dunster and Emily Heller at the mining summit.
Pinjarra Senior High School teacher Julie Gray, Pinjarra Refinery central services manager Ray Smith and community relations officer Stephanie Gardner joined students Hayley Gough, Emly-Joy Dunster and Emily Heller at the mining summit.

STUDENTS from Pinjarra Senior High School rubbed shoulders with some of the country’s most inspirational women at the sell-out Women in Mining Annual Summit in Perth.

Year 11 student Emily Heller said sitting at a table with people from major mining companies and being able to talk to them about their jobs and lives was an experience that could not be replicated in a normal classroom.

Pinjarra Senior High School teacher Julie Gray said the networking opportunities and ability to experience how important issues and support were organised in an industry was eye-opening for students.

About 30 representatives from Alcoa were among the more than 1000 people who packed the Crown Towers to hear from the likes of Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales, award-winning British science journalist Angela Saini and highly successful business leader Diane Smith-Gander, one of the few women to chair an ASX200 company.