Pinjarra Senior High School girls inspired by Chamber of Minerals and Energy breakfast

Year 11 students Makhyla Anderson, Libby Houghton and Susan Lavender were guests at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy breakfast.
Year 11 students Makhyla Anderson, Libby Houghton and Susan Lavender were guests at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy breakfast.

THREE Pinjarra Senior High School girls were treated to breakfast with a side serve of inspiration at the recent Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s (CMEWA) annual Women in Resources Awards in Perth.

Year 11 students Makhyla Anderson, Libby Houghton and Susan Lavender and teacher Julie Gray were Alcoa’s guests, joining more than 110 students from 25 schools and 20 resource organisations at the breakfast.

The event was followed by an inspiring networking event especially for students.

The CMEWA’s Inspiring Girls initiative aimed to inspire female and indigenous students to take on studies on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Alcoa recruitment advisor Sarah Parsons led one of the networking sessions and promoted Alcoa’s commitment to achieving a gender balance in its workplace.

“Its important to encourage young female students to consider a career within our industry,’’ she said.

“I enjoyed providing some insight into what we do as a business and the different paths they can consider within Alcoa.”

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