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Championing diversity

Championing diversity

At AusIMM we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive resources sector that fosters the support needed for every professional, regardless of gender, to succeed.

Championing real progress for diversity and inclusion

In 2019, we launched our International Women’s Day Event Series to accelerate important discussions on diversity and inclusion issues, including gender-balance and improving the experiences of women working in the resources

Now in our fourth year, AusIMM’s International Women’s Day Event Series continues to build on the momentum of these discussions, championing for positive change and progress for all people working in mining.

In 2022, AusIMM's extensive program included:

  • Introducing the face of AusIMM's International Women's Day Event Series 2022 campaign, Sarah Bell, an apprentice boilermaker working at Newmont Boddington
  • Hosting special International Women’s Day Event Series luncheons in five Australian cities which were attended by over 1,600 people nationally
  • Livestreaming our keynote presentation by Jennifer Robinson from the flagship Perth event to regional audiences across Australia and Asia Pacific
  • Introducing additional networking opportunities post our Perth and Brisbane luncheons to faciliate extra time to connect with old friends and meet new people
  • Releasing the findings of AusIMM’s Annual Women in Mining survey and sharing key insights on diversity in the workforce
  • Delivering the Diversity and Inclusion online short course on creating work environments that make a difference
  • Showcasing the stories and achievements of many women in mining through our high profile social media campaign 

AusIMM’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion

AusIMM has a proud history of supporting women in the resources sector through our Women in Mining Network (WIMnet). This commitment to diversity has been reinforced through the creation of AusIMM’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion and our annual Women in Mining Survey which is launched each year during our International Women’s Day event series.

In 2018, there were 21,962 women working in the Australian mining sector, a number which has been steadily increasing each year. Whilst there is progress and momentum with an increase of women in management roles and a reduction in the gender pay gap, we must maintain this trajectory and continuously encourage change.

Year round, AusIMM is working with industry partners and government to continue the important conversation on the contribution of women to the resources industry and the need for better female participation, experiences and success.

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