Business empowerment, leadership and career advancement for emerging and established leaders in the Mining and Resources industry

The Women in Mining & Resources Leadership Summit, hosted in partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia, returns to Perth.   
The 2021 Summit will bring together the industry’s inspiring thought leaders to dive into key attention areas to enhance female leadership and participation within the mining and resources sector. Discover emerging tools and techniques to effectively champion change within the industry to cultivate a workforce built on respect, diversity, health and solidarity.  
Despite the ongoing increase of women within the mining and resources sector, there remains a significant gap to achieve a fully diverse workforce operating at its maximum productivity levels. Join us this year, as we reaffirm our commitment to diversity in leadership through attracting and nurturing high-potential talent.  
For the last eight years, the Women Leaders Institute has consistently delivered a high-impact leadership conference for emerging and established women leaders to be inspired, connect and grow in a safe space. Join the community and find out more at
The Women in Mining and Resources Conference will be co-located with the annual Women in Leadership Summit Perth


Hon Bill Johnston

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

WA Government

Nicole Roocke

Chief Executive Officer

Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia

Caroline Preuss

Gold Corporation Chief Financial Officer

The Perth Mint

Michelle Ash



Keren Paterson

Chief Executive Officer

Trigg Mining

Leidy Alvarado

Group Manager Leadership and Culture

Oz Minerals

Lee-Anne de Bruin

Chief Financial Officer

Perseus Mining

Matt Mueller

Chief Information Officer

Iluka Resources

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Key Reasons to Attend

  • Hear from some of the most inspirational leaders in the mining and resources industry on their personal anecdotes to becoming an impactful leader  
  • Create a physically and psychologically safe work environment for employees within the mining and resources sector 
  • Curate an organisational culture founded on respect and recognition for talented employees from diverse backgrounds 
  • Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation within the employee pipeline through establishing effective career pathways and providing the means to support talent development  
  • Address mental health concerns head on by implementing diverse support systems for all genders  
  • Empower female talent with effective mentorship programs and increasing visibility of role models within leadership teams  
  • Reduce the bottleneck hindering female talent to progress onto more senior roles and change the narrative around flexible work within leadership positions  
  • Establish allyship amongst your workforce to reduce toxic competition and collaborate as an organisation to achieve optimal outcomes 

Who Should Attend

This event is designed for current and aspiring female leaders working within the mining and resources industry, as well as professionals championing diversity, talent and organisational development in mining and resources workplaces, including: 
  • CEOs, Directors, General Managers, Presidents, Vice Presidents 
  • Managers and Executives 
  • Diversity and inclusion professionals 
  • Mentors, mentorship program managers, sponsors, coaches 
  • Change makers championing diversity in the workplace including male allies and advocates