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WIMnet NSW Expressions of Interest - Committee Roles 2023/24

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Women in Mining (WIMnet) NSW promotes diversity and inclusion in the NSW minerals industry. Our objectives are to support, nurture, promote, connect and empower the women of the NSW minerals industry. Being part of WIMnet NSW is free and open to everyone, regardless of gender.

WIMnet NSW supports diversity and inclusion in the minerals industry with the following:

  • Mentoring program – Award winning annual program that professionally matches mentees and mentors in a structured one-on-one program to support, empower and retain women in the minerals industry.
  • Professional development workshops provided by experts to grow and upskill our industry.
  • Networking events both virtually and in-person in NSW cities and regional centres. Guest speakers and panels have covered a variety of topics from technical to personal.
Expressions of Interest – Committee Roles

WIMnet NSW is powered by a voluntary committee with strong support across the industry and incorporated as part of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

We are seeking three new WIMnet NSW Committee members to support our events and activities in 2023/24. Most of the existing Committee members have indicated their willingness to continue their involvement through 2023/24 so this will enable us to maintain continuity and our momentum. However, we have vacancies the following roles:

  1. Central West Lead to lead the Central West team that organises around 2-4 local events in the central west over the year.

  2. Events Lead to co-ordinate events across the state. This new position will ensure that our range of events and activities are well spread throughout the year and support Regional Leads to co-ordinate events.

  3. Treasurer; our current Treasurer will step down in 2024, so there is an opportunity to fill this role later this year to ensure a smooth transition. The Treasurer is custodian of the WIMnet NSW financial statements. The role includes monthly review of the financials and bank statement, and invoicing for WIMnet NSW events.
Time commitment

Committee members bring their passion and interest for supporting and promoting the attraction and retention of women in the mining and resource industries.

All Committee members are expected to attend the quarterly Committee meetings (either in person/virtual) and an Annual Planning Session. Each Committee meeting is around 1.5 hours and often aligns with an event or activity in the same location.

Time commitment for Committee specific roles varies according to the level of activity specific for that role. For example, Regional events Committee members usually hold two to four event-planning meetings each year with their respective sub-committees. The main activities of these roles are coming up with ideas for events, sourcing a venue and speakers. Ordinarily this might involve an average of a couple of hours a week over the 6 to 10 weeks prior to the event.

Benefits of becoming a WIMnet NSW Committee member

The Committee is seeking a diverse range of individuals and representation covering a variety of work environments, commodities and locations. We welcome nominations from all genders who are interested in promoting the attraction and retention of women in the mining and resource industries.

Becoming a WIMnet NSW Committee member is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your network in the mining, oil and gas and related service sectors. It is also a great opportunity for those who work in a non-corporate role to experience first-hand how a board operates. Participating in the Committee is a rewarding experience and a great way to get involved with the AusIMM, help promote mining and meet new professionals.

How to Apply

If you are interested in being considered for one of the above positions, please submit your nomination including the following details (no more than 500 words):

  • Name and contact;
  • Current position and employer;
  • Brief summary of your career background and involvement in the mining, oil and gas or related service sectors or CV
  • Why you would like to be on the Committee and what you expect to contribute; and
  • Any current or prior involvement with the AusIMM or other professional organisations (note: it is now a requirement under our AusIMM Governance Rules that you will need to become an AusIMM member to be in one of the above Committee roles. An Associate Membership is acceptable).

Please forward your nomination to no later than COB Friday 7 July 2023.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Lucy McClean

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