When I Grow Up 2023

23.06.23EventIn personNetworkingWestern Australia

We're hosting a second 'When I Grow Up' event after its great popularity this year and we look forward to seeing you there.

5 PM - 7:00 PM AWST


  • NAWO Events
  • NAWO WA Committee

The NAWO WA Committee is thrilled to facilitate an opportunity for the young people in our lives to get inspired by amazing women in operational roles! This special event is hosted by NAWO member Woodside and is a great opportunity to inspire the next generation of NAWO members and leaders in operations.

We invite parents/carers to bring along school-aged children (10-17 years old) to hear from inspiring women about their fantastic careers in operations, their career journeys, and how they connected their education and school interests to this. Facilitated by Woodside Subsea Engineers Stephanie Joseph, the event will consist of a panel discussion on how and why our panellists embarked on their chosen career path, with the opportunity for the young audience to ask questions.

Following the discussion, there will be a networking opportunity with interactive booths, where attendees can chat with different organisations showcasing what they do and the opportunities they offer. The booth holders are Woodside, Apprentice Support Australia, Bunnings and Monadelphous.

Our inspiring panellists for the day will be:

Kelsie Clarke – Business Readiness Lead, Woodside

Kelsie is a passionate STEM ambassador and diversity champion, and an alumna of Homeward Bound, a global leadership program for women in STEM. This year Kelsie won the CME Outstanding Young Woman in Resources Award.

Kelsie has been in a range of roles across Engineering, Operations and IT, including in Engineering Leadership, during her time at Woodside. Kelsie is the Vice Chair of the Board of Engineers Without Borders Australia and she is passionate about the pathway that engineering offers in attracting a diverse range of people who work to create an equitable future.

Donna Stace – Specialist Operations Major Hazards, Rio Tinto

Donna is an experienced professional in the mining, oil/gas and construction industry. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Women in Rail Network WA promoting and advocating for the increase in Female and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders participation within the rail and mining industry. Donna won 2019 CME of WA and National Women in Resources Awards – Outstanding Operator/Technician/Trade Women.

Donna joined the resources industry straight from school and gained her Mechanical trade qualifications 4 years later. She continues to enjoy working in the industry and is extremely passionate about Women in Trades, actively advocating for and promoting trades as a viable career option for women.

Kate Baker – Project Manager, Monadelphous

Kate is a Project Manager with Monadelphous, and is currently based at Albemarle’s Kemerton Lithium Plant. Over the past 11 years with Monadelphous, Kate has worked on various sites in the Pilbara and throughout the South West, supporting project and contract execution for an assortment of Clients and site based teams. In her current role, Kate is site lead for a recently established Sustaining Capital Works team at Kemerton.

Gemma Mackett – Managing Director – PCM Group Pty Ltd

Gemma is the managing director at PCM Group Pty Ltd. She is a strong advocate for her community and is passionate about helping people and organisations carry out operations safely.

Join us!

Let’s break the barriers biases and influence future workplaces. Bring your daughters, nieces, their friends and your sons or nephews between the ages of 10 – 17 and get them inspired by women role models and excited about a future career in operations!

Please note, instructions on where to park will be distributed once you register. Safety instructions will be provided to you upon arrival. We look forward to seeing you there!

Light nibbles and non-alcoholic beverages will be available during the networking session thanks to our hosts at Woodside.