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WIMnet NSW – Expressions of Interest – Committee Roles

The AusIMM Women in Mining NSW (“WIMnet NSW”) supports Diversity and Inclusion in the minerals industry.
WIMnet NSW offers networking and mentoring opportunities through the organisation of events and initiatives throughout New South Wales.
Our aim is to increase the professional development and networking opportunities for women and minority groups within the industry.

Expressions of Interest – Committee Roles

We are seeking two new WIMnet NSW Committee members to help us continue our networking events and other activities in 2019.

Most of the existing Committee members have indicated their willingness to continue their involvement through 2019 so this will enable us to maintain continuity and our momentum.

However, we would benefit from an additional resource in the following sub-committee roles:

  1. Central West Lead: To organise (or help organise) one or more networking events over the course of the year from regional areas of NSW, specifically in the Central West district to ensure we have good support in the areas around Orange, Parkes, Mudgee and surrounding regions. The main activities of this Regional Events Manager role are liaising with other Subcommittee members to come up with ideas for events, sourcing venues 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 6 to 10 weeks prior to the event.
  1. Communications Lead: To manage the Communications team, which is responsible for the administration of our webpage, Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Being a confident user of social media would be highly regarded.

Time Commitment

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

Time commitment for Committee specific roles varies according to the level of activity specific for that role. For example, Regional events Committee members usually hold two to four event-planning meetings each year with their respective sub-committees.

Benefits of becoming a Women in Mining NSW Committee member and how to apply

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.

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. 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;
  • A very 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: is it now a requirement under our AusIMM Governance 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 us at no later than Thursday 22 August.
Many thanks

Michelle Lawson & Deirdra Tindale

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