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 […]

Stats Reveal Women in Resources on the Rise

THE number of women directly employed across Australia’s resource industry has seen its biggest quarterly increase in eight years – an encouraging result as resource employers focus on diversifying their workforces for greater competitiveness. According to recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data, the number of women working in the industry jumped […]

Australian resource employers developing strategies to increase women's participation in the resource industry to 25% by 2020

Women untapped resource for industry AS THE G20 leaders commit to reducing the gender employment gap in their respective nations, Australian resource employers are developing strategies to increase women’s participation in the resource industry to 25% by 2020. The Australian Women in Resources Alliance forum, hosted by national resource industry employer group Australian Mines and […]

Top miners meet in Perth to discuss women in mining

Mining Australia, 19 November, 2014 Vicky Validakis  Mining companies are meeting in Perth today to discuss strategies aimed at increasing the level of female participation in the sector to 25 per cent by 2020. The Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) Forum, hosted by national resource industry employer group AMMA, will meet to discuss ways […]