Mrs Rinehart, who has been named Momentum Most Inspiring Woman of the Year 2016, said while the resources industry was traditionally male-orientated, she had been well supported by men and women in her latest project, Roy Hill.
“I’m pleased to see more women choosing to enter this industry as engineers, operators, drivers and other roles,” she said.
The businesswoman will join Professor Colleen Hayward and Rabia Siddique as guest speakers at Momentum’s annual International Women’s Day Luncheon on Friday, March 11 at Pan Pacific Perth.
The Luncheon will include a performance by Ani-K (13).
Mrs Rinehart said that while many people had influenced her in life, the most important were her parents.
“I learnt much more from their actions than just what they said,” she said. “This I believe has helped me through at times a difficult life and helped bring me to where I am today.”
Mrs Rinehart said Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi had also influenced her with his courage and success.