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WIMnet NSW – Expressions of Interest – Committee Members for WIMnet NSW 2021

The AusIMM Women in Mining Network NSW (“WIMnet NSW”) supports Diversity and Inclusion in the minerals industry.

WIMnet NSW offers networking, professional development and mentoring opportunities through the organisation of events and initiatives throughout New South Wales. Our aim is to increase the attraction and retention for women and minority groups within the industry.

 

Expressions of Interest for Committee roles

We are seeking expressions of interest from both males and females within the industry to apply to join our WIMnet NSW Committee (“the Committee”) to help us continue our networking events and other activities.

Some of the existing Committee members have indicated their willingness to continue their involvement through 2021-2022 but we would like to welcome new nominations in the following Committee roles:

  1. Secretary: The Secretary’s role involves coordination of Committee meetings (including venue logistics, meeting invites and action reminders), documenting Committee meeting discussion via Trello, and monitoring of Committee action plans and calendar of WIMnet NSW events.
  2. Sydney Lead: To organise (or help organise) Sydney based networking events over the course of the year. The role involves coming up with ideas for events, sourcing a venue and speakers and liaising with the AusIMM to coordinate invitations. The Sydney events lead role is supported by a sub-committee of members.
  3. Regional Leads (Hunter Valley, Illawarra and Broken Hill): To organise (or help organise) networking events in regional areas of NSW over the course of the year. The role involves coming up with ideas for events, sourcing a venue and speakers and liaising with the AusIMM to coordinate invitations. The Regional events lead role is supported by a sub-committee of Committee members for each region. We are currently seeking volunteers in the regional areas of Hunter Valley, Illawarra and Broken Hill.
  4. Student representative: To represent students and be a liaison between the WIMnet NSW Committee and students in the industry. Applicants should be studying an undergraduate university course relevant to the mining, oil and gas or related service sectors. The student representative will be expected to attend the NSW State Committee meetings, which are held quarterly.

Time commitment

Committee members need to bring their passion and interest to supporting and promoting the attraction and retention of women in the mining and resource industries.

All Committee members are expected to attend the Committee meetings which are held quarterly in Sydney, including once a year at a Regional location or virtually as appropriate. The meetings can be attended physically or via video/teleconference, for those not able to attend in person. The duration of each Committee meeting is approximately 1.5 hours each quarter with the schedule generally set at the beginning of each year.

Time commitment for Committee specific roles varies according to the level of activity specific for that role. For example, Sydney and Regional events Committee members usually hold two to four events each year.  The main activities of these roles are coming up with ideas for events, sourcing a venue and speakers, and liaising with the AusIMM (who organise the distribution of invitations and manage acceptances and all monies).  Ordinarily this might involve an average of a couple of hours a week over the 4 to 6 weeks prior to the event.

Benefits of becoming a WIMnet NSW Committee member and how to apply

The Committee is seeking a diverse range of individuals and representation covering a variety of work environments, commodities and locations.  We welcome nominations from all (male as well as female) who are interested in promoting the attraction and retention of women in the mining and resource industries.

Becoming a WIMnet NSW Committee member is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your network in the mining, oil and gas and related service sectors. It is also a great opportunity for those who work in a non-corporate role to experience first-hand how a board operates. Participating in the Committee is a rewarding experience and a great way to get involved with the AusIMM, help promote mining and meet new professionals.

If you are interested in being considered for one of the positions above, please submit your nomination including the following details (no more than 500 words):

  • name and contact details;
  • current position and employer;
  • brief summary of your career background and involvement in the mining, oil and gas or related service sectors;
  • why you would like to be on the Committee and what you expect to contribute; and
  • any current or prior involvement with the AusIMM or other professional organisations (note: it is now a requirement under our AusIMM Governess Rules that you will need to become an AusIMM member to be in one of the above Committee roles. An Associate Membership is acceptable).

Please forward your nomination to WIMnetNSW@ausimm.com.au by no later than COB Tuesday 6 October 2020.

If you have any questions or require further clarification about being a Committee member, you can telephone me on 0418 265 475.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Michelle Lawson
Chair
WIMnet NSW

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