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

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

Program Objective

As a subgroup of WIMnet National, we are aligned with its 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 Women in Mining and Resources Victoria (WIMnet Victoria) is to facilitate development and networking opportunities to promote empowered, informed, connected and confident participants in the mining and resources industries.

Established in 2016, the WIMnet Victoria Sponsoring Education for Women Program serves to support the advancement and education of women in the early years of a university degree in a resource-related course.

Sponsorship To Support

  • 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.

Eligibility

To be considered for sponsorship you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be a female studying in a Victorian tertiary institution in a mining and resource-related undergraduate course.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to enter the mining and resources field.
  • Have your residence in Victoria.

Application Process

**Application date extended to Monday 15th May

Applications for funding support will open on 1st April and 1st August each year with applications closing on the 30th April and 31st August respectively, each year.

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 WIMnet Vic. 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.

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

To apply you must:

  1. Click here to download the application form.
  2. Follow instructions on the form to complete and answer all questions.
  3. Prepare any supporting documentation.
  4. Submit the completed application form (and supporting documentation) to wimnetvic@ausimm.com.au.
  5. Applicants will be contacted for interviews after closing dates.
  6. Interviews will involve an informal discussion of 30 mins at a nominated time/venue.
  7. Following interviews, successful applicants will be notified directly.
  8. The decision of WIMnet Vic will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. All supporting documentation, including budget proposals, quotations or project plans must be provided in pdf format.

FAQs

  • Do I need to be a member of the AusIMM to apply?
    Yes, as WIMnet Victoria is a subgroup of the AusIMM you must be a member to apply. Student membership is $16.50. To join visit: www.ausimm.com.au
  • What restrictions apply to the level of university studies?
    Students must be undertaking a minimum of Bachelor’s degree
  • What restrictions are there regarding what/where I can study?
    Students must be principally be undertaking their degree at a Victorian university and pursuing a mining related degree with a strong passion to enter the mining and resources industry

Please email wimnetvic@ausimm.com.au if you have any questions

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.