WIMWA SUMMIT 2017 –  Challenging stereotypes and unconscious bias and succeeding: 2016 CME WIRA Award winner Yvonne Fahey

WIMWA SUMMIT 2017 – Challenging stereotypes and unconscious bias and succeeding: 2016 CME WIRA Award winner Yvonne Fahey

Nominations have now opened for the 2018 CME WIRA Awards – in keeping with the maxim ‘You can’t be what you don’t see’ WIMWA are keen to promote these awards as they are a great way to showcase and promote the excellent careers available for women in the industry as well as the high-calibre of women working in the industry along with the important organisational initiatives and champions helping to improve […]

The only thing constant in life is change, WIMWA Summit 2017 Rachel Leong

The only thing constant in life is change, WIMWA Summit 2017 Rachel Leong

Rachel is the Surveillance Engineering Team Lead for Woodside’s North West Shelf gas platforms. She has been working for Woodside since 2010 serving the Karratha Gas Plant as Process Engineer, the Greater Western Flank Phase-1 Subsea Tieback Project as Start-Up Lead and North Rankin Complex as Process Surveillance Engineer. In her spare time she leads Woodside’s corporate volunteering initiative for Promoting STEM in Schools, which has already reached over 3000 […]

Flexible work arrangements initiative – Bubdesk

Co-working spaces that offer crèches are becoming more and more, but how often does your local suburban childcare centre say, “Come on in, set up your laptop, stay all day”? Never! In the spirit of Being Bold for Change BubDesk has taken the co-working & crèche model and turned it on its head, partnering with childcare centres across town to turn unused office space into small parent workspaces that can […]

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 […]

Suzy Urbaniak awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.

Suzy Urbaniak awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.

                          Massive congratulations to Suzy Urbaniak for being awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. Starting out as a geoscientist, Suzy found that while she knew all the theory from school and university, she didn’t have any hands-on experience and didn’t feel as though she knew what she was doing. She realised there […]

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.