Women in Mining

AusIMM Women in Mining Survey 2020
Executive summary This report on the AusIMM Women in Mining Survey 2020 provides data, analysis and insights from the leading survey of women’s participation in the resources sector, with a focus on the Australasian region. The report offers industry, governments and professionals an evidence base upon which to build future efforts to continue creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for all women in resources. Findings are instructive for initiatives at the whole-of-industry, Read More
AusIMM Women in Mining survey 2020
Each year, AusIMM conducts a survey for women in the mining and resources sector, providing an insight into the current state of the employment market for women and the experience of women working in the industry. Last year's survey, released at AusIMM's inaugural International Women's Day Event Series, showed that despite a shrinking pay gap and more women participating in the industry, there is still a way to go before real equality is achieved. Have your say and drive Read More
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