In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March), we are shining the light on some of our wonderful employees all week.

Meet Rommi, our Project Administrator at the Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project.

After 10 years as a Workforce Recruiter, Rommi decided to make a career switch and started her career journey with MACA nearly 12 months ago. Rommi says: “I enjoy the FIFO lifestyle. What I love about my role is being able to help people whilst contributing to the operation of our project.”

“IWD is a chance to showcase different women and celebrate their journeys and achievements.   However, I do think that women should be celebrated every day not just IWD.

Gender stereotypes in the industry are still prevalent. For example, when you think of a Project Manager or Excavator Operator, our bias automatically envisions a male in these roles. Same goes for a Site Admin, you would always assume it would be a female.

I’m pleased at this year’s #BreakTheBias theme and the conversations it is sparking around the world. We still have a way to go but we’re certainly on the right track. My advice to any females interested in joining the mining industry is to give it a crack! Know what you want, and your end goal is because once you do it, it’s extremely rewarding. I’m so glad I made this career move.”