New group to offer women in mining more networking opportunities

December 17, 2013

We’re pleased to announce that our NSW Women in Mining network (WIMIN NSW) is collaborating with the AusIMM’s WIMnet to launch a brand new group to give women in the industry more networking opportunities.
 
We launched WIMIN NSW on 8 March 2012 (International Women’s Day) with the vision of creating a sustainable and productive network of women in the mining industry right across NSW.  

In less than two years, the network has grown to over 500 members, seen the social media pages go from strength to strength, held regional forums and, in March 2013, established the Women in Mining NSW Awards. We’ll continue to host the awards going forward, and will move our focus towards advocacy work, while the new collaborated group will focus on regional networking events.
 
The collaborated group will be known as WIMnet NSW and run by AusIMM, in partnership with the NSW Minerals Council, with the sole purpose of hosting networking events in Sydney and the regions including the Hunter Valley, Illawarra and Central West. The NSW Minerals Council will be handing over the established WIMIN NSW Facebook page of over 1000 followers and website to the new group.  
 
We and our members companies are always actively working to increase the number of women who work in, or for, the NSW mining industry. The launch of this new networking group is a positive step forward for all, as we’ll be able to more actively participate in diversity policies and advocate for change on behalf of our members from 2014, and also help bring women in the industry together through WIMnet NSW networking events.
 
"By combining the networking efforts of the two organisations it will allow the groups to achieve their common goalof developing a vibrant networking platform to assist with the attraction and retention of women to the mining and resources industries," said Fiona Robertson, WIMnet NSW Chairperson.

"I am excited about launching the collaborated networking group WIMnet NSW and our future networking events"  
  
At the NSW Minerals Council, we’ll continue to work on exciting gender diversity initiatives in 2014. Stay tuned for updates and announcements on our website
 
If you have any queries about NSW Women in Mining please contact Chrissie Clarke, Policy Manager People & Skills on cclarke@nswmining.com.au or 02 9274 1423.

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