Friday 14th of September 2018






As expected there will be inspiring industry stories and a dynamic and engaging panel of industry leaders which will be chaired by the award-winning author, journalist and current anchor of the ABC TV’s 7.30 Report – Leigh Sales.

Leigh will be joined by Annabel Crabb – who is familiar to many in the industry from her excellent hosting of the CME Women in Resources Awards.  Annabel Crabb wrote a thought provoking book The Wife Drought, Why Women Need Wives and Men Need Lives  she is a  regular panelist, media commentator and host of the engaging ABC TV series Back in time for dinner. Together, Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb host one of Australia’s most popular podcasts Chat 10 Looks 3 in which they talk about  books, television, radio, movies and baking.

We welcome Angela Saini, an award-winning British science journalist (and Engineer) whose most recent book Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong sets out to examine the research, from whether little boys really do prefer playing with cars rather than dolls, to whether the structure of the female brain is different from the male brain, and even whether it was inevitable that humans would end up with a patriarchal society.

We will hear from Diane Smith-Gander a highly successful business leader, one of the very few women to chair an ASX200 company and a fabulous advocate for gender equality.

WIMWA favourite Professor Bob Wood, who over the past few years at our Summit has unpacked the merit myth, highlighted a link between sexism and safety and drew attention to unconscious bias will this year provide strategies to manage backlash in a diverse workplace.

There will be presentations from a diverse group of industry speakers, including two 2018 CME Women in Resource winners: People’s Choice – KCGM’s Shannon Youd and Outstanding Woman in Resources – DigiRock’s Peta Libby, South32’s Superintendent Technical & Support Boddington- Jade Singleton; Rio Tinto Reliability Engineer – Teesta Isser; PanAust Mining Manager – Kell Monro and General Manager at BHP’s Jimblebar – Elsabe Muller will present along with other excellent industry speakers still to be announced.

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