AusIMM launches campaign to highlight women in resources sector

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The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has launched an International Women’s Day campaign to celebrate the successes and raise awareness of the challenges women face in the resources sector, in the lead up to International Women’s Day in March 2020.

Launched in Perth on November 28 to an audience of key influencers, AusIMM’s campaign will culminate in an event series coming to six capital cities for International Women’s Day in 2020 including Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart.

Expected to attract over 2000 participants, the luncheons will bring together eminent keynotes including former foreign minister of Australia, The Honourable Julie Bishop and ABC deputy chair, Kirstin Ferguson.

As a way of showcasing AusIMM’s commitment to greater progress, diversity and inclusion in the resources industry, AusIMM is also conducting a Women in Mining Survey for the second year in a row off the back of the 2019 survey.

The survey shone a light of challenges and experiences of women in the resources sector internationally.

AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin said that as the peak body for resources professionals, AusIMM understands being a champion of change is about more than one week a year.

“At AusIMM we are committed every day throughout the year, to creating a diverse and inclusive resources sector that fosters the support needed for every professional, regardless of gender, to succeed,” Durkin said.

“Our International Women’s Day campaign and event series aims to accelerate the discussion of gender balance in the resources sector, by bringing together mining executives, industry leaders, technical and business professionals, government and media to events across Australia.”

AusIMM launched its International Women’s Day event series in 2019, hosting over 700 attendees in three states to start the discussion of gender balance in the resources sector.

AusIMM’s International Women’s Day events are the only national series in the mining industry.

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