Female engineering graduates on the rise at UQ

Originally published by Australian Mining – December 2016. A record number of women have graduated from engineering at the University of Queensland, well above the national average. Women accounted for 26 per cent of all graduates, higher than the national average of 17 per cent. The number of female graduates has grown from 21 per […]

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 […]

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 […]

A key Queensland mining health and safety body has welcomed its first female members: two highly-qualified mining engineers

Daily Mercury, 9th Mar 2016 Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said International Women’s Day was a good time to highlight the credentials of Julie Devine and Bryony Andrew as members of the mining industry’s Board of Examiners. “This is an historic first for Queensland but it’s […]

Queensland chooses affirmative action to ensure gender balance on boards

The Australian Financial review,  Jul 28 2015 by Mark Ludlow Half of Queensland board positions to be women by 2020 Women will make up half of board positions on Queensland state owned companies by 2020, says Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk. Chris Hyde “Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has mandated 50 per cent of board positions on state-owned corporations […]