This year’s event will make a strong commitment to promoting diversity across all areas of the mining and resources industry with the launch of the IMARC Balance for Better programme.
Diversity and inclusion will be a key theme across all areas of the event from technical presentations, investor pitches, and the networking events.
HEAR FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS ON DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Discussing global issues including diversity and inclusion considerations, competing on talent, workforce culture and change management, outdated mining engineering degrees and the cyclical nature of the industry.
JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
IMARC Celebration of Diversity Delegate Networking Reception
Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019
Time: 17:30 – 18:30
Location: Engagement Lounge
AusIMM Council for Diversity and Inclusion
The AusIMM Council for Diversity and Inclusion drives an ongoing strategy of improvement for the AusIMM and the industry, to provide the support needed for every professional to succeed in the mining sector.
We have a diversity and inclusion plan which builds on the progress already made and details how AusIMM and professionals can nurture a culture that will develop a truly diverse and inclusive industry.
AusIMM is committed to paving the way towards creating a more diverse and inclusive resources sector through:
- Better representation of diversity in our member base
- Creation of a safe and welcome environment for professionals of all backgrounds to be involved in the industry through AusIMM, and
- Improvements in the perception of the resources sector as a highly inclusive industry which will simultaneously have a positive influence on the attraction of talent into our sector.
AusIMM Women in Mining Network (WIMNet)
AusIMM WIMnet is a national initiative which supports the attraction and retention of women in the resources sector.
With a series of events for professional development and networking throughout the year, WIMNet provides a support and advocacy community for the growing number of women in the resources sector.
You can subscribe to information from one of AusIMM’s regional WIMNet groups by registering your interest via the AusIMM website.
Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA)
Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA)’s aim is: the opportunity for visibility and quality progression for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Mining and Resources.
IWIMRA was established to be a network to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in mining and resources sector around Australia. With mining and resources being the largest employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (second to the Government) it is essential to harness the stories behind the statistics to identify opportunities to positively impact the communities in which we operate. There is great opportunity to be the best examples for each other and to proactively break the cycle of systemic deficiencies in our narrative.
Women are most influential in the family unit, therefore we are creating a network that is a space where we can have a yarn, laugh, share stories and showcase our presence and achievements in an industry that holds a huge element of sensitivity to our cultural obligations to caring for country.
What motivates the movement of IWIMRA everyday is the stories that we share of amazing women already in the industry. Their profiles are shared on our Facebook site every Monday and has seen our page grow well over 2.7k. This is excellent support, as according to an ABS and Minerals Council Australia report quoting the 2016 census, there are approximately 1300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in this sector.
This is such an important component over the overall picture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander narrative – to shift the balance of overwhelmingly negative circumstances such as suicide rates, incarceration, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence etc. Empowering mechanisms that will create a self sufficient system. Jobs in mining aren’t just an everyday job. There is real opportunity to improve skill sets to establish sustainable infrastructure in our communities, so we must remain visible.
International Women in Mining
International Women in Mining (IWiM – internationalwim.org) is the fastest growing network for women in the mining industry, with 10,000 members in over 100 countries, supporting 50+ WiM groups around the world.
IWiM’s mission: To be the leading global platform for all women in mining via initiatives that improve worldwide diversity and foster women’s professional development in the mining industry.
Our focus is to create and realise opportunities for our members and all women in the mining sector, and thus changing the mining industry for the better.
- Increase the number of women serving on boards via our Women on Boards webinar programme and a database of board-ready women;
- Increase the number of women presenting at mining conferences via IWiMSpeakUp project;
- Progress women’s careers via a global mentoring programme;
- Improve the representation of women in the industry via our photo campaign;
- Research and reports around the contribution of women in mining and gender in extractives.
Women in Mining Canada
Women in Mining Canada (WIMC) is a national not-for-profit organization formed in 2009 focused on advancing the interests of women in the minerals exploration and mining sector.
In collaboration with Canadian WIMC branches we support grassroots initiatives in the realm of personal and professional development, while providing a national voice within the global minerals and mining community.
Our membership is composed of passionate men and women who actively support the minerals and mining industry and represent a variety of occupational trades and professions.
As Canada’s leading organization for women in mining, WIMC envisions an industry that fosters, promotes and empowers women. We see a future where the possibilities, opportunities and dreams are the same for all, regardless of gender.
Women in Mining Network UK
Founded in 2006, Women in Mining (WIM) advocates and speaks for women in the mining sector, informing industry participants and decision-makers of the challenges and opportunities women are finding in pursuing careers in mining companies and other mining-related businesses.
Through our partnerships with leading mining companies and other industry participants, WIM provides thought leadership, analysis and research on the business case for diversity, inclusion and the economic advancement of women in the sector.
WIM offers a strong network which is used to progress professional goals and career aspirations. Membership is complimentary to both women and men.
Through our work with universities and other organisations, WIM promotes the role of women in the mining industry and externally raises awareness of mining as a career choice for women.
WIM celebrates and shares female success stories with the “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” publications and through our social media channels.