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Mentee feedback on WIMnet NSW’s 2017 mentoring program
Once again WIMnet NSW’s mentoring program has drawn overall ratings from its mentor and mentee participants in excess of 4.5 out of 5 at the conclusion of its third year of operation. Dr Ali Burston of Metisphere, the Program’s Director, presented the program feedback at the closing event in Sydney on 27 October 2017. But the highlight of the evening was a presentation by mentee Cheryl Holland, Marketing and Logistics Superintendent at the Bengalla Mine in NSW’s Hunter Valley, who came Read More
Thirteenth AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference, Gold Coast
The AusIMM held the 13th Underground Operators’ Conference on the Gold Coast between 16-18 October 2017. I was successful in receiving a grant from WIMnet that covered the registration fee for the conference. The conference celebrated 40 years since its inception in 1977 in Queenstown. This was the first conference at which I had the opportunity to present a paper. Working in a consulting role, it is often difficult to take the extra step and write a paper from a good project. Although Read More
WIMnet Victoria Update – December 2017
Thank you to everybody for attending our events throughout 2017. The 2017 focus was on providing our members with senior industry leaders and to increase opportunities to meet and network with them. This gave rise to the launch of the successful Boardroom Lunch Series (May and August), as well as the continuation of Executive Networking events (April and October) and the Christmas in July Lunch. This year we saw a 24 per cent growth in attendance to our events. WIMnet Vic enjoys the Read More
WIMnet Hunter Valley – End of year Sparkler
The WIMnet NSW – Hunter Valley Region Committee hosted its annual end-of-year networking event on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at the beautiful Longworth House, Newcastle. It was a fantastic evening with over 20 people in attendance sharing the year’s experiences over canapés and drinks with others from the resources industry. It was great to see a few new faces among the crowd and Aislinn Farnon from Glencore was the winner of the lucky door prize. The WIMnet NSW – Hunter Valley Region Read More
Women in railways
Hi, my name is Jody Sainsbury and I am a train driver for BMA Rail – the new kids on the block in delivering coal from BMA coal mine sites within the Bowen Basin to Hay Point Coal Terminal. The coal is then transferred to ships for transport to customers around the world. Firstly, it is essential that you take the time to identify what gives you energy and excites you – a role that gets you out of bed in the morning. I leapt at the offer to step out of my box and hit the track running Read More
How to prepare yourself for the boardroom
Much like when you build a house, starting with a solid foundation as you start your board journey will help you to build a successful long-term board career. How do you build a solid board foundation and become board-ready in a way that will help you now and in to the future? It helps to focus on these three key areas: Mind set Understand that you’ll never really feel ‘ready’ to join a board. It’s one of those things that you have to take the leap and give it a try. This is Read More