The 2018 ‘100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ were announced in London earlier this week by Women in Mining which featured seven of Australia’s gold powerhouse leaders including our very own Vice Chairperson Kelly Carter.
Gold Industry Group members recognised in the top 100 as inspirational role models for future generations of mining women were Gold Fields' Kelly Carter, St Barbara Limited's Meryl Jones, Ausdrill's Alex Atkins, KCGM's Shannon Youd, Newcrest Mining's Gabriela Love and Xiaoling Liu and KPMG’s Denise McComish.
The Gold Industry Group’s third annual Women in Gold Great Diversity Debate at The Perth Mint saw its 300-strong crowd get behind the hashtag #womeningold18 to discuss corporate gender equity targets, sparking a national tour.
Hosted in conjunction with Women in Mining WA, the event recognises and promotes women in the gold mining industry and provides a platform on which to examine gender-related topics through its annual debate, which will take to the national stage in 2019.
One of the largest and most influential gender diversity events in the mining industry, the Gold Industry Group’s annual Women in Gold Great Diversity Debate will this year explore whether corporate gender equity targets are driving performance or promoting mediocrity.
St Barbara Limited Principal Business Development and resources education advocate, Meryl Jones, fell in love with geology on a two-week placement in the Flinders Ranges while studying maths, chemistry and geology. This led to a 30-year career spanning mining and exploration geology, land management and business evaluation.
St Barbara is leading the way for gender equality in mining after receiving the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’ citation for the fourth consecutive year.
With St Barbara Managing Director and CEO Bob Vassie a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador since 2014, this latest citation confirms the Company’s commitment to addressing pay equity and ensuring gender equality in recruitment, promotions and reward and recognition.
The Gold Industry Group held its second Women in Gold Sundowner, in conjunction with Women in Mining WA, in November at The Perth Mint.
With a 300-strong crowd in attendance and the much-anticipated gender diversity debate exceeding expectations, it wasn’t long before the hashtag #womeningold17 was trending across Australia on Twitter.
Tonight, the Gold Industry Group will host its second Women in Gold Sundowner at The Perth Mint in conjunction with Women in Mining WA, this year putting diversity under the spotlight with a great debate in front of more than 300 guests.
Inspired by Catherine Fox’s book Stop Fixing Women, the debate will see a diverse powerhouse panel of industry figures battle it out over whether we need to stop fixing women and start fixing the system to achieve gender equality in the workplace.
One of the gold industry's up-and-coming leaders, Cassie O’Connell, works as Senior Human Resources Advisor at Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine in Western Australia and will soon be making the case for a ’transformed system‘ to eliminate gender inequality in mining.
Cassie will be one of the panellists at the Gold Industry Group's Women in Gold Great Debate this Friday night at The Perth Mint.