AusIMM Women in Mining Network (WIMnet)

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The WIMnet is a national AusIMM initiative in support of the attraction and retention of women in the minerals industry. Membership is open to all (including non-AusIMM members), regardless of gender.

WIMnet Committee WIMnet state groups
WIMnet News WIMnet affiliate groups
WIMnet resources WIMnet Conference Grants
WIMnet in the media

Keep up to date with national initiatives and state events.

Calling for nominations for the WIMnet committee and sub-committees

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WIMnet Committee

The WIMnet is organised by a volunteer committee whose members meet regularly via teleconference.


Kate Hobbs (Chair)
Donna Edwards (Secretariat)
Phone : +61 3 9658 6135


WIMnet state groups

WIMnet state groups are volunteer committees that organise local events and initiatives to increase the professional development opportunities for women. Click on the links below to learn more about your states upcoming events or visit the AusIMM Events Calendar and use the search term 'WIMnet'.

New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland
South Australia Victoria  


WIMnet affiliate groups

WIMnet affiliate groups are not currently part of The AusIMM WIMnet but are aligned with our general mission and organise their own local events and initiatives.


WIMnet News

WIMnet News is an online publication produced by The AusIMM Women in Mining Network. If you have something you would like to contribute to WIMnet News or would like to be added to the WIMnet News let us know via the Feedback form.


WIMnet Conference Grants

As an initiative to increase the number of female presenters at AusIMM conferences, a WIMnet Conference Grant is available for each AusIMM conference, which may be awarded to a female presenter based on merit and need. The grants cover the cost of conference registration, but do not include travel or accommodation. Successful applicants need not be AusIMM members, although preference will be given to members. Successful applicants must first have their abstract accepted by the organising committee.

Women interested in applying for the complimentary conference pass should submit their application via email to the WIMnet secretariat, Donna Edwards ( who will forward it to the WIMnet subcommittee responsible for the selection process. Applications should be no more than 300 words and should explain how the applicant meets the selection criteria and why they are applying.

In addition, WIMnet have a number of members experienced in conference presentations who are available to offer advice on presentation skills should an applicant be interested in their assistance.


WIMnet in the media

The WIMnet engages in advocacy promoting attraction and retention of women. Strategies include raising employer acceptance flexible rosters and lobbying in favour of more accessible child care.

For any policy or media enquires please use the feedback form.


WIMnet resources

The WIMnet provides tools and links to resources aimed at increasing women's participation in the industry.

MCA Women in Mining Video - Walk the Mining Road is a short video exploring the lives of several successful women in the mining industry. This shows the passion, enthusiasm and desire to help the broader community that embodies many of our industry's workers.