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 […]

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 […]

Women in mining urged to overcome petty differences to achieve ‘great things’

UNITED STAND More needs to be done to ensure that women work together to advance themselves in the mining sector Women in mining must overcome their “petty” differences to ensure that they achieve great things in the local mining industry, states Limpopo-based copper miner Palabora Mining Company human resources development and training manager Sisiwe Mthethwa. She told […]

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 […]

WIMARQ – Call for mentees and mentors

The call is now out for mentees and mentors for the 2016 QRC/WIMARQ mentoring program. The program supported by Foundation Partner BHP Billiton gets under way with a launch event on 27 July. Click the links below for brochures, and to fill in a mentee expression of interest. CLOSING DATE IS 1 JULY. Cost to […]

“Women still find it hard to climb corporate ladder” says Nompumelelo Zikalala

18th March 2016 – By: Ilan Solomons,  Staff Writer  at Creamer Media De Beers sightholder sales South Africa senior VP Nompumelelo Zikalala discusses the importance of having female mentors in the mining companies for younger female employees. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva Diamond company De Beers is still struggling to ensure equal opportunities […]

Trail blazing Queensland single mum wins Women’s Day award

8 March 2016 While working full time and completing studies, new mother Dannielle Dendle was told the wedding was off and she’d have to move out. However, Dannielle’s tenacity allowed her to finish her Associate Degree in Mining Operations Management, unpick the wedding, train a new recruit, set up a new home, and take her […]

WIMnet NSW MENTORING PROGRAM 2016

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]