Notes from the AusIMM WIMnet Chair December 2016
As we get to the end of the year and edge closer to the craziness that is Christmas, I have been reflecting on the year that was. We have had a positive year in the mining and resources industry, with the signs pointing to a slow crawl out of a tough stint. I know that work has certainly improved in the consulting space. In addition, I cannot stop thinking what a welcome year 2016 has been for gender equality in the mining industry. The last three months alone have been full of Read More
WIMnet Conference Grant attendee report – AusIMM New Leaders’ Conference 2016
‘Creating our future: the new generation of innovation’ was a fitting theme for the AusIMM New Leaders’ Conference 2016, which was hosted in Brisbane in September. With the industry’s post-mining boom focus shifting from expansion to productivity and achieving more with less, the conference shone a spotlight on the skills that students and young professionals will need to develop as the industry continues to adapt. I’d like to thank WIMnet for generously sponsoring my conference Read More
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Young professionals are in-focus in Central Victoria
In October, the AusIMM Central Victoria Branch and WIMnet Victoria jointly hosted the inaugural Young Professionals: In-Focus event, which was aimed at providing support and advice to new mining professionals through discussion with their experienced colleagues and managers. Over 70 people attended the event, with the participants ranging from students and young professionals through to executive management from many mining industry disciplines located across Victoria. The evening was Read More
WIMnet Victoria December update
Chair update WIMnet Victoria's Committee has selected a new leadership team and has now commenced planning the direction of WIMnet Victoria for 2017 with an expanding list of initiatives and the extension of our offering to members. One of WIMnet Victoria's new initiatives is the launch of ‘WIMnet Victoria's Endowment Fund’, which will be used to further support the advancement and education of women undertaking studies in the mining and resources sector. The Endowment Fund has been Read More
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WIMnet Hunter Valley – End-of-year Sparkler
The WIMnet NSW – Hunter Valley Region Committee hosted its annual end-of-year networking event on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at The Squires Maiden in Newcastle. It was a great evening, with over 45 people in attendance sharing the year’s experiences over canapés and drinks with others from the resources industry. Despite a period of inclement weather, it was a very enjoyable night overlooking the beautiful harbour of Newcastle. It was fantastic to see a number of new faces among the Read More
WIMnet NSW Committee visits Port Waratah Coal Services
On 23 November 2016, the WIMnet NSW Committee took the opportunity to get on site at Port Waratah Coal Services following their quarterly committee meeting earlier that day at Glencore Coal’s Newcastle office. The event started with Katrina Knight (Manager, Service Assurance), Trudie Larnach (Specialist, Community Relations) and Rod Dove (Tour Guide – a retired Plant Operator) presenting an overview of the company, the services it performs and its licence to operate framework. The Read More