National Association of Professional Women Announces Shana Blakeley, Manager - Mine Technical Services at Rio Tinto Minerals, a 2014-2015 Professional Woman of the Year

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Shana Blakeley is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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NAPW honors Shana Blakeley, Manager - Mine Technical Services at Rio Tinto Minerals, as a 2014-2015 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Blakeley is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in management. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and over 200 Local Chapters.

Shana Blakely’s career in mining began 20 years ago as a Mine Engineer with Newmont Mining Corporation. She climbed the ladder of success at Newmont for more than 15 years. She held many different positions during her employ with the company, including Mine Operations Foreman, Senior Mine Engineer, Senior Supervising Mine Engineer and Project Manager, until joining Rio Tinto Minerals in the management position she currently holds with the company.

Rio Tinto Minerals is a leading global mining and metals company that focuses on finding, mining and processing the Earth’s mineral resources in order to maximize value for its shareholders. Over the years, Ms. Blakeley has developed a reputation as the quintessential manager capable of assisting in staffing, outlining project plans, setting project goals / deadlines and evaluating performances. Throughout her career, Ms. Blakeley has proven that the safety and health of mine workers will always be a top priority.

Ms. Blakeley has a Bachelor of Science from Montana Tech in Mining and Engineering and is currently involved with ISMC and Women in Mining.

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor of Science, Montana Tech, Engineering and Mining; ISMC; Women in Mining

NAPW's mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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