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Broken Hill – Networking Event Wrap-up

Women in Mining Network NSW
· 300 words, 2 minute read

The second Women in Mining Broken Hill Networking event was held October 21st at the Junction Hotel, Broken Hill, with 24 attendees. Representatives from local mining and exploration companies were joined by students and lecturers from UNE, Armidale, for a series of short talks from local geologists.

WIMnet Committee Member Jessie Cooke introduced all present to the event and gave an overview of what the committee hopes to achieve for Broken Hill, the importance of networking and a summary of the WIMnet NSW Mentoring program 2019.

Topics presented by CBH Geologists Cat Woodman and Laurynda Christodoulou included their experiences as women in mining throughout Australia, in both mining and exploration geology. They were able to talk about juggling their professional careers with motherhood, and the way the companies they worked for supported them throughout. Both Cat and Laurynda were able to give great insight to the budding geology students about how to keep their options open and what to expect as women in mining.

Perilya Graduate Geologist Brad Graham and Geology Superintendent Jared Broome showed the opportunities for people in Broken Hill and further afield. Brad was able to pass on to the students the things he wished he’d known in third year at university, including the importance of vacation work and hands on experience. Jared showed how far a career in mining can take you, detailing his work on almost every continent in the world, and encouraged everyone attending continue to be passionate about what they do.

Further opportunities to network will be available for the Broken Hill region in the future, with technical talks from the AusIMM local branch and WIMnet events planned for 2020.

Thanks to Terry Barclay from the Junction Hotel for his continued support.

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