In recognition of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, KCGM coloured its Super Pit blast pink and encouraged the community to join in the celebration by viewing the pink blast from the Super Pit Lookout.
The spectacle was a unique way to commemorate the day, highlighting this year’s call to #BalanceforBetter, motivating and uniting the KCGM workforce and the wider Kalgoorlie-Boulder community to think, act, and be gender inclusive.
“We decided to do the pink blast again this year for International Women’s Day, as it was a great opportunity for KCGM employees and the community alike to see the blast and celebrate together,” said KCGM General Manager Cecile Thaxter.
“KCGM is committed to inclusion and diversity as we fundamentally believe in representing our communities and that we will make better decisions if we have diversity in thinking… and that requires a gender-balanced environment with everyone given the chance to contribute.
“International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of women within our workforce, and KCGM is fortunate to have 30 percent of its workforce represented by intelligent and resilient women – advancing our cause to make KCGM a great place to work,” Ms. Thaxter said.
In addition to the coloured blast, members of KCGM’s Inclusion and Diversity Business Resource Group had organised site-wide barbeques and a donation drive, with KCGM employees encouraged to raise funds for the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Women’s Refuge.
KCGM invites the community and visitors to watch the daily blasts from KCGM’s Super Pit Lookout. The public are encouraged to phone the Public Interaction line on (08) 9022 1100 for blasting times on the day or visit KCGM’s Facebook page for more information.