Women in Mining
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Getting the balance right: Q&A with Alita McPhee
AusIMM Women in Mining Network (WIMnet) NSW recently caught up with Alita McPhee, a Senior Dewatering Specialist who has set up her own consulting business, Vexa Engineering, serving customers in WA, NT and QLD. Alita talks about her career background, starting her own business, remuneration and maintaining work/life balance. Alita McPhee. How did you become a hydrogeologist? I was one of those kids who liked being outdoors and playing in the dirt. Then, when I was 12, I Read More
December 2016
The gender pay gap and the mining industry
What the 2016 AusIMM Professional Employment Survey says about the gender pay gap As part of the AusIMM Professional Employment Survey conducted in June 2016, the AusIMM asked questions about the remuneration that survey respondents receive. These questions are included every two years in the Professional Employment Survey and provide a valuable insight into how the current industry climate is affecting members’ salaries. As the remuneration results from the 2016 AusIMM Professional Read More
Significant gains in Queensland, but more needs to be done
Queensland’s resources sector has made significant gains in the attraction and retention of women in its workforce since it began tracking progress in 2006. The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and its members have a goal of 20 per cent women in ‘non-traditional’ roles by 2020. Since 2006, the proportion of women in these 'non-traditional' roles – such as engineering, geology, trades, operators, senior management – has increased from six per cent to 12 per cent. The proportion of Read More
Notes from the WIMnet Chair – December 2015
Percentage of women in mining has decreased from 16 to 14 % Welcome to the last WIMnet newsletter for 2015. Having just completed our business plan and budget for 2016 I’d like to take the opportunity to update you on WIMnet and the latest statistics around women in mining.  The national WIMnet group currently has 3171 members including 1732 AusIMM members. In addition there are many members of the state groups who are not on the national distribution list. Sadly the percentage of Read More
Funding grants for women in the mining and metals industry
Announced as part of the 2015 Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership, Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a National Scholarship Grant Initiative to support the development of women leaders in the mining and metals industry. From July 1st 2015 the initiative will provide mining and metals industry women with grants for leadership development at two levels. Please click on the preferred program link for program and Grant Application details. Senior Read More
Upcoming Women In Mining Network South Australia events
WIMnetSA has planned a range of events, networking evenings and catch-up meetings for the coming year. Events coming up in April, May and June include the following: April 22 Major event - ‘The research, the requirements and the reality: gender diversity within the mining and resources industry’ @ UniSA City West Campus (FREE) Register at www.unisa.edu.au/Calendar/Gender-diversity-within-the-mining-and-resources-industry/ May Informal networking event May 13 Technical Read More