Resource Industry Network continues to celebrate successful women each year as part of its International Women's Day Business Lunch. The annual event features inspirational leaders and diversity champions who provide insight into their careers, the importance of diversity in the workforce, and how to create balance.


International Womens Day 2024 Keynote Speaker: Dr Catherine Ball


Thanks to everyone who attended our IWD 2024 event. With over 575 people this year, this is regional Queensland's largest Women's Day Celebrations.

We hope everyone enjoyed the food, connection and education. Thanks to our Host Kylie Porter and Keynote Speaker Dr Catherine Ball.

Thanks to the representatives from our Major Partners Sponsors including the teams from BMA, BOQ Mackay City, Field Mining Services Group, and Glencore, without your generous support we would not be able to deliver events like this for our region.

To our Student Ticket Sponsor Local Buying Foundation, without your support we would not be able to inspire the next generation about bringing long term change to the current issues facing women in the workforce regionally and globally.

To our panellists: Dr Elissa Hatherly (Head of Mackay Clinical School, Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University), Kathy Searle (Senior Biosecurity Officer, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry), and Larnie Mackay (General Manager, Mynesight), you all bought a wealth of knowledge to the event and spoke of empowering women, and how sitting in discomfort to learn and succeed can be helpful.