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 […]

Finalists announced for 2017 Resources Awards for Women

Originally published by The Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA – January 2017. The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has announced its finalists for the 2017 Women in Resources Awards (WIRA). The finalists, selected from over 90 nominations across five categories, represent a broad range of roles from within the resources sector. […]

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 […]

Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards open for nominations

Originally published by The Examiner – November 2016. PIONEERS: 2016 Tasmanian Women in Resources finalists Tarrisha Simpson, Kelly Down and Ariel Pasco formed the panel at the 2017 awards launch at QVMAG on Thursday. Picture: Hamish Geale Nominations for the 2017 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards were officially opened on Thursday night at a launch […]

2017 Women in Resources Awards – nominations open

Originally published by Chamber of Minerals and Energy – November 2017. RECOGNISING THE POWER OF DIVERSITY IN THE WA RESOURCES SECTOR Established in 2010 by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, the Women in Resources Awards is designed to recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive […]

2017 CME Women in Resources Awards

Originally published by CME WA – September 2016. Established in 2010, the Women in Resources Awards (WIRA) recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities and enhances the recognition and participation of women in the sector. More details can be found here. The entry process encourages individuals and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stats Reveal Women in Resources on the Rise

THE number of women directly employed across Australia’s resource industry has seen its biggest quarterly increase in eight years – an encouraging result as resource employers focus on diversifying their workforces for greater competitiveness. According to recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data, the number of women working in the industry jumped […]

Women in resources awards finalist: Suzan Drake-Brockman (Alcoa of Australia)

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Women in Resources Awards (WIRA).   Women in resources awards finalist: Suzan Drake-Brockman (Alcoa of Australia) Outstanding Operator/Technician/Tradeswoman Suzan Drake-Brockman (Alcoa of Australia) Suzan began work in mining as a pit technician at Hopes Hill NSW. This followed her […]

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 […]