There is a growing number of women working in a range of roles and leadership positions in the NSW mining sector.
Many of our member companies are increasing the diversity of their workforces and the proportion of female employees they have at mine sites across NSW. And they’re working to provide flexible environments for the families of working parents and improve the process of returning to work after having a child.
This includes women employed in non-traditional roles such as engineers, geologists, surveyors and trades, because mining is not just welcoming to women, but needs their skills and the contribution they can make to our industry.
NSW Mining hosts the NSW Women in Mining Awards to acknowledge the achievements of women in mining, including groundbreaking efforts by individuals and companies to recruit and retain women.
We are also involved with other Awards programs across the industry supporting the success of women, gender diversity champions and companies working to enhance diversity and inclusion across Australia's resources workforce. This includes the annual Women in Resources National Awards which were hosted in Sydney in 2019 by the NSW Minerals Council.
The NSW Women in Mining Network exists to provide a productive network of women in the mining industry.
It represents the interests of women working in the NSW minerals industry and anyone can be a member, including non-AusIMM members, regardless of gender.
The NSW Women in Mining Network hosts networking events in Sydney and mining regions including the Hunter Valley, Illawarra and Central West. The network is open to all women working in or with the NSW minerals industry. Women working in non-traditional roles are particularly encouraged to join.
Since 2013, the NSW Women in Mining Network Mentoring Program has helped over 150 women working in the NSW mining industry to develop the skills and knowledge to help them fulfil their potential and excel in their professions.
The 2019 program includes thirty-five diverse and talented females across various industry sectors, who are seeking support and guidance to enhance their careers.
Everyone that participates is matched with an experienced industry mentor (male or female) that can share their expertise. They’re also given the opportunity to engage in training and networking activities in a structured, sustainable mentoring process.
Applications for the program typically close early in the year with the Program running annually between May and October.
The NSW Women in Mining Network Mentoring Program would not be possible without the generous support from program sponsors and we thank these companies for their ongoing support and commitment:
* 3-year Program Partners