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AusIMM’s International Women’s Day Event Series 2021 to drive industry change

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AusIMM has launched its International Women’s Day Event Series 2021 to celebrate the achievements of women in resources and empower professionals to be agents of change for a diverse and inclusive sector.

In collaboration with leading industry partners, AusIMM will host five celebratory lunch events in capital cities from 5-12 March 2021. The event series will bring together resources professionals across Australia to explore the IWD 2021 theme 'Choose to Challenge'

High-profile keynotes speakers include human rights lawyer and hostage survivor Rabia Siddique in Perth, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley AO in Sydney, South Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Caroline McMillen AO in Adelaide, success coach Yemi Penn in Brisbane, and company director, author and leadership expert Dr Kirstin Ferguson in Melbourne.

These highly anticipated keynote speakers will share their personal stories and inspire attendees to challenge gender stereotypes, celebrate women’s achievements, and collectively create an inclusive resources industry.

AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin said that as the peak body for people in resources, AusIMM strives to create equality of opportunity by welcoming, attracting and advancing the careers of a diverse range of people working in the mining industry.

There is no systemic change that comes without challenges, and people working in the resources sector are ideally positioned to create a culture that values, celebrates and grows our diverse community,” said Mr Durkin.

AusIMM launched its International Women’s Day Event Series in 2019, hosting more than 700 attendees in three states. In 2020, this grew to a national event series with over 1,500 people attending. In 2021, AusIMM looks forward to an even bigger celebration of women in mining and developing a strong way forward for the future of diversity and inclusion in the resources sector.  

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