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. […]

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 […]

Career Resilience – what does it take for a resources business to survive a downturn?

Originally published by WIMARQ – September 2016. Dr Vanessa Guthrie – five keys to resilient leadership During her recent address to a WIMARQ event, hosted by Mullins Lawyers in Brisbane, Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Chief Executive of Toro Energy and Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia, gave the following insights. She says she has learned […]

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 […]

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 […]

Time to get busy with Resources Awards for Women entries – closing 31 January

Entries are now open for the 2015 Resources Awards for Women The awards will be presented at the Queensland Resources Council’s annual International Women’s Day Breakfast on Friday 6 March 2015 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Winners of the award categories will go through to the national finals, the Women in Resources National […]

Thiess Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) & Inspire! Convention

Diversity in the resources sector will be celebrated on 2 September in Brisbane when the very first Australian Women in Resources National awards are presented. The achievements of women and companies in promoting diversity will be highlighted as part of a full day of professional development at the Inspire!Convention. For bookings for Inspire! and the […]

Female Attraction in Queensland

08/06/2008, By Jessica Darnbrough The Bowen Basin has long been thought of as the resources hub of Queensland. Spanning approximately 60,000 square kilometres and with a total population of just over 40,000, the area comprises primarily of coal reserves and mining related communities. According to recent research commissioned by the Minerals Council, employment in the […]

Jo-Ann Dudley: Rio advisor says women need to mean business

9 July 2009 By Emily Roberts, www.highgrade.net THERE has never been a better time for women to enter the mining industry, according to Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) chair Jo-Anne Dudley, and perhaps also to become leaders in the sector’s still male-dominated upper echelons. An expert in block cave mining, Dudley currently works […]