Parkes' Brooke Lees has been honoured with the Exceptional Young Woman in Mining award.
The Organisational Development Specialist at CMOC - Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) was announced the recipient of the award at NSW Mining's annual Women in Mining and Industry & Suppliers Awards at NSW Parliament House in Sydney.
Brooke said there are amazing women doing great things all across the mining industry.
"I feel really lucky to be recognised, but it's all the little things we're doing together that add up to make the biggest impact," she said.
"I feel extremely proud to be recognised for the work I have done.
"I'm really proud of programs like the Northparkes Volunteer Leave Program, the 2015 Open Day and the Make Your Mark Campaign."
Brooke joined Northparkes in 2011, after making the move to Parkes to start her career in mining as the Graduate Community & External Relations Advisor.
From there, she moved into Human Resources where she worked in recruitment and developed the companies employee pipeline.
Most recently, she was appointed the Organisational Development Specialist onsite.
During her time at Northparkes, Brooke has designed, implemented and managed a number of programs to help better connect our employees and the local community.
Brooke has also been an active member of the Northparkes Emergency Response Team for the past six years.
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During this time, Brooke has competed in the Victorian Mine Rescue Competition.
This well-respected competition has been held for over 25 years, and attracts teams from mines across Australia.
Managing Director Hubert Lehman said Northparkes is extremely lucky to have Brooke as a part of the team.
"It is great to see her hard work and dedication to the mining industry recognised," he said.
"Congratulations Brooke - we can't wait to see what you achieve next!"