Monica Tawai, 31, from New Ireland and East New Britain is now an Operator of the Air Separation Unit (ASU) Operator at the oxygen plant after joining Newcrest as a trainee.
Tawai is urging young women and girls to believe in their ability and take up more challenging roles and continue to break barriers.
“I urge more young women to pursue careers in this field. Do not look down on yourself only because you are a woman. You are able to do anything. You have to believe in yourself,” she said.