Gold Industry Group Presentation – Kelly Carter

Gold Industry Group Presentation – Kelly Carter

  The recent announcement that Sharon Warburton had joined Kelly Carter on the Gold Industry Group board, brought to mind the first Women in Gold Sundowner at the Perth Mint where they also shared the stage. At that event, Gold Fields Australia’s Vice President of Legal and Compliance; Kelly Carter urged the industry to do more on diversity. “We often say that the ‘benefit to the business’ goes without saying, […]

Jayne Finch – St Barbara’s Day (Miners’ Day) 2016

Jayne Finch – St Barbara’s Day (Miners’ Day) 2016

As the saying goes, “If it isn’t grown, it must be mined.” In Australia mining employs approximately 215,700 persons (ABS trend data), full time and part time, which is around 1.8 per cent of the total workforce. At this time of year there are a number of significant days for miners in the US Miners’ Day is the 6th of December, but internationally the 4th of December is noted as […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  – Rosie Batty in conversation with Rebecca Prain

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – Rosie Batty in conversation with Rebecca Prain

  Today is the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of their ‘Orange the World’ campaign against gender based violence. To bring this issue to the fore, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women’s call for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2016 is ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’. #orangetheworld Earlier this year […]

Mental health and being yourself

  Last week was Mental Health week in Australia and it was remiss of us not to acknowledge it. Maintaining good mental health is crucial for all Australians. In her talk at our recent summit, BHP Billiton’s Laura Tyler – herself no stranger to the demands of the mining industry – shared her thoughts on maintaining good mental health. Laura discussed the need to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health […]

Compelling conversation

Compelling conversation

  At the recent WIMWA Summit award winning journalist Leigh Sales held a compelling conversation with one of the WA mining and resource sector’s own: Kyra Bonney.   Kyra Bonney strongly believes that great change is possible through the ripple effect. The first of her 100 cousins to finish Year 12, she has worked extensively across WA in a range of mining companies,  winning the Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s “Outstanding […]

The merit myth and strategies for recognising real talent.

The merit myth and strategies for recognising real talent.

Last month, Professor Bob Wood spoke at the WIMWA Summit about the merit myth and provided the audience with strategies for recognising real talent. We are delighted that Professor Wood has generously allowed us to share his insights with you.

Being the same only different – Kyra Bonney with Shequita Bonney

Being the same only different – Kyra Bonney with Shequita Bonney

In this insightful presentation Kyra Bonney, WA Indigenous Manager for Chandler Macleod, is joined by her niece Shequita.  Using Shequita’s personal journey they workshop ways that the mining and resource sector can support, champion and foster diversity and inclusion – particularly for indigenous employees, and in so doing continue to close the gap and achieve true reconciliation. Shequita Bonney is a Gubrun woman from the Goldfields region with connections to […]

Championing cultural change is good business – Andrew Bywater, General Manager Darlot Gold Mine, Gold Fields Australia

In this engaging and personal journey, Andrew Bywater outlines how he has come to understand the importance of a healthy , diverse and inclusive workplace culture in creating a profitable and thriving business. Andrew Bywater holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Geology with Honours from UNSW and a Masters in Mineral Economics from Curtin University.   Currently, he is General Manager, Darlot Gold Mine, for Gold Fields Australia. He has over 20 […]

Planning for resilience – Nicole O’Keefe, Chair of TradeUP Australia

Planning for resilience Nicole O’Keefe is a third year Apprentice Electrician with BHP Billiton Iron Ore. Coming from a Recruitment and HR background, Nicole didn’t always know that she was going to change her career and start an apprenticeship although it was a niggling idea for nearly seven years. Nicole is a person who has always trusted her intuition and let that guide her through her life. Nicole believes that you can […]

Moving the conversation forward – Sabina Shugg AM

In her opening remarks Sabina Shugg AM began outlining how she felt that embracing people’s  differences can create better diverse teams.  Sabina raises the question that if diverse teams can lead to better outcomes why are we still struggling to find the solutions. Why is society still grappling with the question of merit. Sabina suggested that moving the conversation forward required more discussion about what companies, and individuals, are doing to […]