Women in Mining Network (WIMnet) Victoria

AusIMM WIMnet VIC represents the interests of women working in the Victorian minerals industry. Membership is open to everyone, including non-AusIMM members, regardless of gender.

Contact

Gabriela Love (Chair)
Email: wimnetvic@ausimm.com.au

Click here to view current committee members.

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About Us

Women in Mining and Resources Network Victoria (WIMnet Vic) is a voluntary, not-for-profit group which supports, advocates and seeks to empower women who work in the energy, minerals, mining and natural resource management sectors.

 WIMnet Vic a not-for-profit sub-group of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AUSIMM) who advocate and support women by hosting professional development, panel forums, networking events throughout the year, as we seek to empower women in the mining and resources sectors. We also support women by raising awareness for increasing the representation of women in the sector through social media, by providing mentoring programs and in 2017 extended our efforts to launch financial support for female university students in STEM disciplines.

Our membership base is over 500 strong and includes 10% men from over 150 companies with connections to energy (both renewable and non-renewable), minerals, agriculture and natural resource management.

Our only source of funding is through the generous donations of sponsors operating in the resources and mining industries.

Joining WIMnet VIC is free.

OceanaGold are a Platinum sponsor of WIMnet Victoria Flagship Events
St Barbara Ltd is a Gold sponsor of WIMnet Victoria Flagship Events
Clariant are a Silver sponsor of WIMnet Victoria Flagship Events
Newcrest Mining Ltd is a Silver sponsor of WIMnet Victoria Flagship Events
Baker McKenzie are a Bronze sponsor of WIMnet Victoria Flagship Events 
Clariant are a Bronze sponsor of WIMnet Victoria Flagship Events
Orica are a Bronze sponsor of WIMnet Victoria Flagship Events

The AusIMM WIMnet Victoria Sponsoring Education for Women Program (SEWP)

Objectives

Women in Mining and Resources Victoria (WIMnet Vic) is a state group of the AusIMM Women in Mining Network (WIMnet) and is aligned with the vision:

  • For 25% of mining and resource professionals to be women by 2020
  • For all participants in the industry to be treated fairly, equitably
  • For the industry to be admired for its people and leadership

The mission of WIMnet Vic is to facilitate development and networking opportunities to promote empowered, informed, connected and confident participants in the mining and resources industries.

Established in 2017, the WIMnet Vic Supporting Education for Women Program (SEWP) serves to further support the advancement, education, personal and professional development of females in the early years of a university degree in a resource-related discipline.

Application Periods

Applications for funding support will open in March and September each year with applications closing on the one month after the call for applications, each year. Closing dates will be detailed on the advertising posting and on the WIMnet Vic AUSIMM web page.

Applications will be processed within 4 weeks of the closing dates. The selection process will include a review of applications and a face to face interview with a WIMnet Vic committee member(s). Successful applicants will be notified within 6 weeks of closing date.

The SEWP selection process is managed and fully administrated by WIMnet Vic. The decision of WIMnet Vic will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Please note that this round of applications will close at 11.55pm on November 12th, 2017.

Funding Support

The award of funds to the value of, up to $1,000, will be provided to a female student while undertaking study in the early stages of their undergraduate course. The SEWP is not available to Honours, Masters or PHD students.

Female students will have the opportunity to self-nominate and seek financial assistance for expenses associated with a broad range of complimentary areas including:

  • Attendance at professional development training
  • Experiential training or vocational work experience
  • Fieldtrips, hackathons, student games or industry events
  • Additional learning aids or specialised tools
  • Gender and inclusion initiatives
  • Other expenses to be assessed on a case by case basis

To be considered, the applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:

Eligibility

  • Must be female, with a keen interest in pursuing a career in the resources sector
  • Studying in a Victorian tertiary institution in a resource-related undergraduate course
  • Demonstrate a desire to enter the mining and resources industry

Application and Selection Process

  • Click here to download the application form
  • Follow instructions on the form to complete and answer all questions
  • Prepare any supporting documentation
  • Submit the completed application form (and supporting documentation) to wimnetvic@ausimm.com.au
  • Applicants will be contacted for interviews after closing dates
  • Interviews will involve an informal discussion of 30 mins at a nominated time/venue
  • Following interviews, successful applicants will be notified directly
  • The decision of WIMnet Vic will be final and no correspondence will be entered into

Supporting Documentation

All supporting documentation, including budget estimate, quotations or project plans must be provided in a universal printable format such as .pdf.

FAQs

  • Do I need to be a member of the AusIMM to apply?
    Yes, as WIMnet Vic is a subgroup of the AusIMM you must be a member to apply. Student membership is $16. For more information visit: www.ausimm.com.au
  • What restrictions apply to the level of university studies?
    Students must be undertaking a minimum of Bachelor’s degree and cannot be an Honours, Masters or PHD student.
  • What restrictions are there regarding my course criteria and location?
    Students must be undertaking their degree at a Victorian university and pursuing a resources related degree.
  • Who administers the WIMnet Vic Endowment Fund? 
    WIMnet Vic will administer the fund.
  • What is the closing date for applications?
    Applications will be open in March and October of each year. Dates will be posted with the release of the funding program and posted on the WIMnet Vic web page.
  • When will scholarship interviews be conducted?
    Interviews will be conducted in Melbourne in a location to be determined within 4 weeks of the closing date of applicaitons.

Any questions about the WIMnet Vic SEWP can be directed to: wimnetvic@ausimm.com.au

Events

WIMnet VIC organises events and initiatives through Victoria. The aim is to increase the professional development and networking opportunities for women. For upcoming events via the AusIMM Events Calendar and use the search term ‘WIMnet’.

Latest News

Stay up to date with the latest news, activities, key projects and initiatives, and articles from WIMnet VIC by visiting the WIMnet page on the AusIMM Bulletin website. If you have a story of content of interest to our readers, please let us know via the feedback form.