Women in Mining NSW 2019 Mentoring Program

The Women in Mining Network of NSW is pleased to announce the launch of its fifth mentoring program in 2019. Find out the benefits of being a Sponsor, Mentor or a Mentee!

Applications open on Monday, 14th January and close on Friday, 8th March 2019. (There will be no extensions to this deadline).

Launch date: Program will begin with a launch event expected to be held on the Friday, 31st May 2019 (Mentee and Mentor attendance is compulsory).

Program schedule: Mid program and close-out networking events will also be held on 6th August 2019 and 25th October 2019, respectively.

Cost: $1,000 (Plus GST)

We are excited to announce that there will be a number of fully-funded scholarship opportunities available!

Benefits for Mentees include:

  • Tackle the key issues affecting your career
  • Support from more experienced individuals within the industry
  • Individualised professional development advice
  • Enhanced networking opportunities

Benefits for Mentors include:

  • Develop your role as a leader in the industry
  • Consolidate your communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strengthen your connections within the broader resources community

The Program is aimed at women working in the resources sector from those who have only a couple of years’ experience through to women with twenty or more years. It follows a structured, sustainable mentoring process that includes a comprehensive matching framework conducted by a Registered Psychologist.

Mentees (Women only):

  • Currently working or previously worked in the mining industry;
  • Willingness to commit to a minimum of 5-7 mentoring sessions during the five month program; and
  • A strong interest in developing your career in the mining industry.

Mentors (Men and Women):

  • Excellent (>10 years) resources experience;
  • Availability to provide professional support, career guidance and industry advice to a female mentee on a 3-4 week basis for the duration of the program (May to October 2019); and
  • A fundamental value or desire to see women succeed in the resources sector.

View the information webinar here:

View the full mentoring program information package here.

Expressions of interest are now sought from influential males and females from the industry to participate as mentors.

For more information contact Ali Burston,

A special thank you to our valued 2019 sponsors:

Silver Program Partners – Glencore, MACH Energy, Weir and Whitehaven Coal.

Silver – ANZ, Peabody, Port Waratah Coal Services and Yancoal.

Bronze – McCullough Robertson and Metisphere.

Please feel free to forward this page to colleagues who may be interested in participating in the program which is open to all women working in the minerals and energy sectors in NSW.

The WIMnet NSW Committee looks forward to welcoming you into the 2019 WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program.


Michelle Lawson

Co-Chair – WIMnet NSW

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Last Chance to Register for the 2019 Women in Mining NSW Mentoring Program

Four FREE Scholarships are currently available. Applications close on Friday 8th March!