Case Study: Women in Mining Network NSW

In this compelling case study, we examine the persistent challenge of low female participation in the male-dominated mining industry, where women make up just 16% of the workforce. To address this disparity, the Women in Mining Network (WIMnet) of New South Wales introduced a transformative initiative – the WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program.

Now in its eighth year, this program has set forth a mission to attract, retain, and develop women in the minerals sector, offering a lifeline for aspiring women professionals. Through mentorship and guidance, it not only aims to create an inclusive environment but also paves the way for the advancement of women in the mining industry, making significant strides towards gender equity in a traditionally underrepresented field.

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A guide to unleashing the hidden value in your organisation through high impact strategic mentoring programs.

Most human beings and organisations have one thing in common – they both want to do better. But it’s hard for one to achieve without the other. When you can harness both you can achieve great things.

Unfortunately, most organisational structures are hierarchical, which may aid efficiency but not necessarily “real” human interaction.

Solving the human equation is the cornerstone of great culture and the larger and more diverse the workforce, the more challenging it becomes, even before we factor in things like location, technology and pay rates.

Well designed and managed mentoring programs can have a dramatic impact on workplace culture and people engagement. A strategic mentoring program transcends hierarchy, creating relationships and interactions to build individual and hence organisational value.

In this guide we present you with proven practical insights on how to design, build, implement and automate a high influence mentoring program and create your own ripple effect.

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