Women make up half of apprentices in mining program

Originally published by Australian Mining – February 2017. Young women will make up half the mining apprentices taking part in a work readiness program that kicks off in Queensland today. Thirty-one apprentices will be involved in the four-week BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) work readiness program, which is run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy […]

Fifty percent female: BHP’s massive ambition for workplace gender diversity

Originally published by Women’s Agenda – October 2016. BHP’s workforce is currently only 17.5% female.  There are achievable targets, and then there are bold, ambitious goals that take significant work, effort and resources to achieve – but ultimately aim to really harness the potential of the entire population. So I was stunned to see this […]

Nominations open for 2017 Resources Awards for Women

Originally published by WIMARQ – September 2016. Date: Wed 8 Mar 2017 Venue: Sofitel Hotel Format: Awards and breakfast Host: BHP Billiton Nominations are now open for the QRC/WIMARQ BHP Billiton 2017 Resources Awards for Women. Winners of these awards become finalists in the Women in Resources National Awards, and we’d love a repeat of […]

WIMARQ – Mentoring scholarships applications still open

Mentoring scholarships applications still open Don’t miss out -closing Friday. Entry is quick and simple SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE QRC.WIMARQ MENTORING PROGRAM STILL OPEN FOR APPLICANTS BHP Billiton, as part of is foundation partnership support of the 2016 QRC/WIMARQ Mentoring program is offering three full scholarships for women who would benefit from career advice from a […]

BHP Billiton & Minerals Council of Australia – Women In Engineering Scholarship

BHP Billiton in partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia, the national body representing exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, is seeking outstanding engineering students to apply for our Women in Engineering Scholarship.

Women dig in to unearth mining industry awards

By CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL, The Advertiser, July 31, 2015 1:51PM Jo Barron-Perry, BHP’s senior mining engineer at the Olympic Dam operations. Picture supplied by SACOME. WORKING deep underground at Olympic Dam in the harsh South Australian Outback would seem like no place for a woman in the minds of traditionalists. But Jo Barron-Perry has proved them wrong by […]

BHP Billiton now has 3 women on its board! Yeah!

Shriti Vadera becomes senior independent director at BHP Billiton Shriti Vadera has been promoted at BHP Billiton. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian The Guardian, by David Hellier, Friday 14 August 2015  Mining has traditionally been a laggard in promoting diversity in the boardroom, but BHP Billiton has come up with not one but two big jobs for women […]

Meet our Head of Media close up: find out more about Holstein Wong and her job

Pit Stop No14: Holstein Wong’s mining journey Posted on 8 Hours Ago by miningdiaries I studied a Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering (Honours) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I also travelled to Swansea University, Wales for a semester on international exchange. I’m now a Graduate Processing Engineer for […]

MCA, BHP Billiton & Downer Award Scholarships to Boost Female Participation in Mining

Posted June 2nd, 2015 for Minerals Council of Australia by Chris James – Assistant Director, Workforce Skills The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) on Tuesday night presented five scholarships to boost the participation of young female engineers in the mining industry and train the female board members of the future. The MCA is delighted to announce that Fia […]

MCA, BHP Billiton & Downer Award Scholarships to Boost Female Participation in Mining

Posted June 2nd, 2015 for Minerals Council of Australia by Chris James – Assistant Director, Workforce Skills The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) on Tuesday night presented five scholarships to boost the participation of young female engineers in the mining industry and train the female board members of the future. The MCA is delighted to announce that Fia […]

Diversity a Source of Competitive Advantage for BHP Billiton

22 April 2015 Women in Energy and Resources Leadership Summit Vanessa Torres – Head of Group Investments and Value Management, BHP Billiton Ms Torres delivered a speech at the Women in Energy and Resources Leadership Summit in Perth today, alongside female colleagues from the resources and energy industries, who celebrated the strong contribution female leaders […]

Vanessa Torres – “Our job is to resource the world out of poverty”

“Our job is to resource the world out of poverty,” says Vanessa Torres, Head of Investments and Value Management at BHP Billiton. A Brazilian with Australian citizenship, she believes that mining is in her blood.

MCA, BHP Billiton and Downer Mining award scholarships to help women in mining become ‘board-ready’

The Minerals Council of Australia has awarded four scholarships to women for studies to help them progress towards Company Board positions, in conjunction with member companies BHP Billiton and Downer Mining. The scholarships, valued at $9,200 each, have been awarded to women working in the mining industry to enable them to complete the Australian Institute […]

MCA, BHP Billiton and Downer Mining award scholarships to help women in mining become 'board-ready'

The Minerals Council of Australia has awarded four scholarships to women for studies to help them progress towards Company Board positions, in conjunction with member companies BHP Billiton and Downer Mining. The scholarships, valued at $9,200 each, have been awarded to women working in the mining industry to enable them to complete the Australian Institute […]

BHP Billiton/Minerals Council of Australia Women in Engineering Scholarship

BHP Billiton, in partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia, the national body representing Australia’s mining and minerals processing industry, invites students from across the country to apply for the BHP Billiton/Minerals Council of Australia Women in Engineering Scholarship. http://www.minerals.org.au/news/bhp_mca_women_in_engineering_scholarship Chris James Assistant Director – Workforce Skills Minerals Council of Australia 8th Floor, 10-16 Queen […]