IWRMP Update (August 2018)

Last March, International Women in Resources Mentorship Programme was launched at PDAC in Toronto, Canada. Over the six months, 42 exceptional mentees worked alongside 42 mentors who are influential senior leaders from around the world. They have been meeting either online or in person to conduct mentoring sessions following a structured programme framework. Mentees have [...]

IWRMP 2018 update

In a collaboration between IWiM, WIMC and Metisphere, and with the support of many organisations we launched IWRMP 2018 at the Mining for Diversity Cocktail & Awards held at PDAC in Toronto on 6th March. At the launch, forty-two (42) exceptional females from resources companies in Australia, Canada, Chile, Congo, Ghana, Guyana, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, South [...]

We finally launched the 1st international mentoring programme for women in the resources sector

After 1 year of working solidly on the first international mentoring programme we had our big launch in Canada on the 6th of March at PDAC in collaboration with Women in Mining Canada. This is IWiM’s commitment to #PressforProgress We launched with a final cohort of 42 women on the programme from student to senior […]

Press Release – IWRMP 2018 Launch Event

7th March, Toronto WOMEN IN MINING COLLABORATION LAUNCHES INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN RESOURCES MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME 2018 In response to the need for more industry mentoring, we have launched the first International Women in Resources Mentorship Programme (IWRMP). This is at a time when there is a renewed industry focus on creating more culturally-diverse and gender-balanced […]

The IWRMP 2018 – what does the mentee application fee cover?

In a WIM group collaboration between IWiM and WIM Canada, the world’s first international mentoring program for women working in resources (IWRMP) will be launching at the PDAC International Convention, on the 6th of March 2018 in Toronto. The PDAC International Convention is the world’s leading mineral exploration convention attracting 25,000+ guests per year. This […]

Feedback on engagement survey for an IWiM Mentoring Program

In March 2017, Australian Organisational Development consultancy, Metisphere released an engagement survey to gauge interest for an IWiM Mentoring Program. The survey was open for seven days and collected 44 responses. The responses were largely positive, with all survey respondents interested in the idea of an IWiM Mentoring Program. Key points from the data included: […]

WIMWA Mentoring Program S1 2017 mentee applications are now open

Originally published by WiMWA – September 2016. Are you interested in being mentored by some of the most inspirational men and women around town? Would you like to build your professional networks? How about receiving individual support, advice and guidance from a male or female mentor that lives and breathes the same industry as you? […]

Support for women working remotely in blokey industries

  A mentoring program that helps women working in remote areas in traditionally testosterone-fuelled industries like mining and construction is gaining traction. The federal government announced a further $490,000 this week for the Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) e-mentoring program. The e-Mentoring program, an initiative of the Australian Mines and Metal’s Association (AMMA), is […]

Women reach for success in new mentoring program

A new mentoring program has been launched in Brisbane to help women develop their careers in Queensland’s resources industry. The Women in Resources Mentoring Program is an initiative of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ), following a successful pilot program that ended last year. It was unveiled by […]

Dubbo resident a winner at 2016 Women in Industry Awards

A Dubbo resident has received a national award for blasting away at the barriers to women working in the mining industry. Processing manager at Alkane Resources’ Tomingley Gold Operations Simone Painter has been named Mentor of the Year at the 2016 Women in Industry Awards. The annual awards recognise and reward the achievements of women working within the mining, […]


Dear WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program Sponsors, I am pleased to share with you the following formal notification that has gone out to the WIMnet NSW mailing list to announce the official opening of mentee applications for the 2016 Mentoring Program.  We appreciate your support which has made this Program possible. For those of you with […]

WIMWA Mentoring Program 2016 – Mentee applications now open! (Australia)

“I am pleased to announce that mentee applications are now open for the WIMWA Mentoring Program 2016. This program is entering its eighth semester with almost 300 female mentees completing the program to date. Mentee applications for Semester 1 (Feb-Jun 2016) and Semester 2 (Jul-Nov 2016) can be accessed online Semester 1 mentee applications close […]

CIM Virtual Mine Mentor Program – Looking for New Mentors

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) / Institut Canadien des mines, de la métallurgie et du pétrole (ICM) is looking for new mentors for their Virtual MineMentor Program. The Virtual MineMentor Program provides students from post-secondary mining programs with positive, virtual mentoring relationships with exceptional workers from the industry. Students will engage in […]

WinRSA & WIMnet joint mentoring pilot program closes Friday 21 August at 5pm

The joint mentoring pilot program expressions of interest close Friday 21 August at 5pm. The program is a pilot to determine the suitability of a formal mentoring program within the state and has been initiated to support South Australian women within the resources industry. It is designed to provide mentees with a low-cost yet semi-structured […]

REMINDER – DLGC WIMWA Mentoring program scholarship closing 30th April 2015

WIMWA is delighted that the Department of Local Government and Communities is supporting women working in the mining industry by again offering three scholarships for women to participate in the WIMWA mentoring program in the second semester of 2015. Scholarship applications close on the 30th of April, 2015 prior to that date,  please email wimwa_events@iinet.net.au a short […]

WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program 2015

WIMnet NSW is proud to announce that mentee applications are officially open for the WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program 2015. The WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program 2015 is the first and only face-to-face mentoring program for women working in the resources sector in NSW. The program runs from May to September 2015. For more information please visit […]

We are seeking women in trades and STEM based jobs to be role models for girls to explore these careers (Australia)

Will you be a role model? Because you are crucial to broadening the career aspirations and expectations of young women in Australia, Security4Women is seeking women from STEM and non-traditional occupations and industries to be highly visible role models on a stand alone website to be launched in 2015. We are also seeking male and female […]

Mentors needed to support NSW’s mining women

Mining Australia, 2 December, 2014 by Vicky Validakis Women working in the NSW mining industry are being asked to participate in a mentoring program aimed to help females entering the sector or looking to further their careers. WIMnet NSW is holding its first Mentoring Program from May 2015 – September 2015 with 20 mentee application places available. WIMnet said […]

Calling all Women Engineers to Participate in Mentoring Study

Researchers at the UWA Business School (University of Western Australia) are undertaking a study to investigate the contributions of formal mentoring to the retention of women engineers in the mining and resource sector. Mentoring programs for women in other non-traditional sectors such as police and emergency services, law and science, have been implemented over the last decade, […]

Apply now for the WIMARQ/QRC 2015 mentoring program, supported by the Queensland Government

Be quick – just 40 places available. Interested in being a mentor? We’d also like to hear from you. Click here to register your interest to be a mentor for the 2015 QRC/WIMARQ Mentoring Program – Supported by the Queensland Government Click here to apply for the 2015 QRC/WIMARQ Mentoring Program – Supported by the […]

What’s new in the world of mentoring

Disrupting Mentoring through Personal Advisory Boards Innovation Excellence, June 1 2014 by Ilene Fischer The World of Mentoring is Changing The classic model of mentorship, in which a more senior person helps guide the career of a more junior organizational member by assisting in that person’s personal and professional development has been disrupted. And it’s […]

Initiatives/ Things to change to encourage more girls into STEM

ROSIE’S GIRLS SUMMER CAMP TEACHES GIRLS TO WELD, FIGHT FIRE, AND GENERALLY BE AWESOME Stephanie Hayes 21 July 2014 LIFESTYLE Back in the old days, men did woodshop while women did home ec. Men learned practical skills while women learned how to maintain a house. While these exact divisions don’t exist in classrooms today, still girls […]