Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ)

Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) is a group of volunteers who support, mentor and encourage women in the minerals and energy sectors. WIMARQ champions gender diversity by sharing information about gender diversity issues, strategies and statistics, and welcomes women and men from across the sector to their events in Brisbane and regional locations. […]

SA’s Jasmine Richards a national rising star

This article was originally published by The Advertiser – September 2016. South Australian mining industry professional Jasmine Richards was last night named a national rising star, taking home the Exceptional Young Woman in Australian Resources award. Ms Richards, 30, was one of five 2016 Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) recipients yesterday and the only local industry […]

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 […]

“The diversity challenge” by Alice Clark

AusIMM Bulletin, Feb 2015 By Alice Clark FAusIMM(CP), Director CdeK Geological & Mining Services, AusIMM President 2011-12 Greater workforce diversity offers opportunities the minerals industry is yet to fully embrace When I took the role of AusIMM President in 2011, many people were focused on the fact that it was the first time a woman had […]

"The diversity challenge" by Alice Clark

AusIMM Bulletin, Feb 2015 By Alice Clark FAusIMM(CP), Director CdeK Geological & Mining Services, AusIMM President 2011-12 Greater workforce diversity offers opportunities the minerals industry is yet to fully embrace When I took the role of AusIMM President in 2011, many people were focused on the fact that it was the first time a woman had […]

Mining professionals in Australia working for less money & latest gender pay gap stats

According to a study released Tuesday by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), average salaries for mineral professionals are down 19 per cent on 2012 levels. It also found minerals professionals working at the most senior levels are earning less in 2014 than they did in 2008 – even without adjusting for inflation. However, working […]

Mining professionals in Australia working for less money & latest gender pay gap stats

According to a study released Tuesday by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), average salaries for mineral professionals are down 19 per cent on 2012 levels. It also found minerals professionals working at the most senior levels are earning less in 2014 than they did in 2008 – even without adjusting for inflation. However, working […]

Mining Industry Gender Pay Gap Doubles in Downturn Year

13 January 2010 The latest data on gender pay equity in the minerals sector suggests that, despite an overall willingness by companies to change work practices to hold on to staff, females were particularly likely to be undervalued during difficult economic times. The results of the 2009 AusIMM Remuneration and Employment Survey – the most […]

Addressing Gender Pay Gap in Mining Requires Proactive Steps

10/10/2007, Published by The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy In a time of booming commodity prices, salaries in the resources sector have risen at a faster rate than for any other industry. The most recent Employment & Remuneration Survey of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (“The AusIMM”) has indicated an average salary increase […]

Sue Border: Stream sample still low on diversity

06/09/2008 By Emily Roberts, HighGrade The former chairwoman of the AusIMM’s WIMnet group (Women in Mining network) says mining companies luring women into the industry is “flavour of the month” but not necessarily due to a fundamental shift in recruitment attitudes. Rather, it’s due mainly to the current skills shortage, she says. Not that that’s […]

Donna Frater: Networking vital to mining retention

15 July 2009 By Emily Roberts, HighGrade RAISING the profile of women in the mining industry has been a career-long duty for Donna Frater. Now as chair of an Australian national networking committee, she is in the driver’s seat to continue the reforms she sees as vital to achieving greater diversity in the mining sector […]