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 […]

Madjitil Moorna (Noongar: magical sounds of the bush)

Madjitil Moorna (Noongar: magical sounds of the bush) The WIMWA summit audience were welcomed by beautiful singing from the Madjitil Moorna Choir as the sang Gina William’s song Wanjoo – “The word for ‘welcome’”. A real highlight was the inclusion of Delly Stokes from the Yabu Band singing in Wongatha language. Madjitil Moorna is a unique community choir that sings Aboriginal songs, led by award-winning Aboriginal performers. They sing for better understanding, […]

Free 2 Hour Seminar in conjunction with ECU and UWA

Free 2 Hour Seminar in conjunction with ECU and UWA

Research Seminars Hosted by WIMWA and TradeUp WIMWA and TradeUP Australia are proud to be hosting a Free 2 Hour Seminar in conjunction with ECU and UWA. The Speakers presenting are: Dr Beth Walker A Senior Honourary Research Fellow at UWA, Beth has worked with small business for nearly 20 years and has delivered many small business training programs during that time. She has written published and presented research about […]

Gender Pay Gap in Mining Sector

Gender Pay Gap in Mining Sector

New report shows $100K gender pay gap for top tier managers A report released today reveals that among top tier managers in Australian organisations, men are paid on average $100,000 more per year than women. The report, Gender Equity Insights 2016: Inside Australia’s Gender Pay Gap, also revealed for the first time a measurable link between increasing gender diversity on boards and lower pay gaps for managers. It found that […]

BubDesk – co-working space in Perth with a creche

BubDesk – co-working space in Perth with a creche

BubDesk Become a founding member now! Have you heard about BubDesk, the co-working space with a creche? Opened on Monday February 15, we have some amazing deals for founding members who sign up now! With the emergence of co-working spaces as an economical option for entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals across Perth, we recognised that none of the spaces offer a fully equipped creche to enable people with young babies/toddlers […]

Kellie Parker – Inclusion: driving diversity

Kellie Parker – Inclusion: driving diversity

Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto acknowledged this week, in the FInancial Review,  that “Our iron ore business – which celebrates 50 year of exports from Australia next year – is very different from its 1960s origins.”   While in this interview Walsh was focussed on the changes that embracing technology has created the same can be said for the human face of the industry. Where the Australian mining industry was […]

New resources about women and superannuation

New resources about women and superannuation

Women and Superannuation Find lost super Rollover or combine super funds Consider your investment option Make extra contributions Two new guides are available to help women gain the most from their superannuation in the future. The two complementary Women and Superannuation publications are the Super Steps to Securing Your Future action plan and the Understanding and Managing Your Superannuation information booklet. Produced by the Department of Local Government and Communities […]

WIMWA Mentoring Program applications

WIMWA Mentoring Program applications

WIMWA Mentoring Program 2016 Mentee applications are now open. Are you interested in being mentored by some of the most inspirational men and women around town? Would you like to build your professional networks? How about receiving individual support, advice and guidance from a male or female mentor that lives and breathes the same industry as you? Mentee applications for S1 2016 are now closed, although Mentee applications for S2 […]

WIMWA Mentoring program scholarship places available

WIMWA Mentoring program scholarship places available

Scholarship places available Department of Local Government and Communities WIMWA Mentoring program scholarship places available. WIMWA is delighted that the Department of Local Government and Communities is supporting women working in the mining industry by again offering three scholarships for women to participate in the WIMWA mentoring program in the first semester of 2016. Scholarship applications close on Thursday 12th November 2015 at 5pm. Prior to that date,  please email […]

WIMWA Summit 2015 – Lt General David Morrison AO

WIMWA Summit 2015 – Lt General David Morrison AO

For many years WIMWA has wanted to hear more from a leading figure in another male-dominated industry or organisation about how they were embracing change in the gender balance of the workforce. At the 2015 Summit the audience was able to hear  from the recently retired Lt General David Morrison AO, who steered the Australian Army through is well known for his work to change the culture of the Australian […]