Inspire, empower, diversify and define the future leaders of Australia’s mining & resources industry

The Women in Mining & Resources Leadership Summit, hosted in partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia, is coming to Perth from 27-29 August 2019. Designed specifically for women working within the mining and resources industry, this event has been created to inspire, empower, diversify and define current and future leaders to unlock economic potential and ensure future workforce security for companies operating in this sector.  
Because only 16% of the current industry workforce is female, opportunities to expand diversity and inclusion are emerging as a top solution for mining and resources companies trying to lift productivity on volatile profit margins and future-proof their operations. Raising female economic participation by 25% would add as much as $7.5 trillion to the global GDP and diversified teams have proven to outperform a company average in growth and profitability by as much as 15%.   
Discover the business value of diversity and inclusion, meet formal and informal mentors, be inspired, expand your network, empower your colleagues, and share your stories to benefit the training and development of rising stars in the industry through interactive engagement at the Women in Mining & Resources Leadership Summit
Reserve your seat now to be a part of this crucial industry event and save with our early bird rates! 
Minerals Council of Australia and the Women Leaders Institute are pleased to welcome the Stars Foundation as the official event charity partner, 10% of event proceeds will be donated to support and enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women to make active choices towards realising their full potential.   
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Past Speakers

Tania Constable


Minerals Council Of Australia

Shelley Robertson

Executive General Manager Energy

Mineral Resources Limited

Elsabe Muller

Asset President

BHP Mitsui Coal

Yvonne Fahey

Business Improvement Huntly Mine - Myara Facilities


Linda O’Farrell

GM Fortescue People

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

Sam Retallack

Head of People and Culture

Independence Group

Lorna Rechichi

General Manager

Monadelphous Group Limited

Kristen Potter

Advisor Culture and Development

The Perth Mint

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9 Key Reasons to Attend

  • Be inspired and empowered while you develop high-impact leadership skills suited to break down traditional barriers facing women in the mining and resources industry 
  • Mentor, develop and inspire women to be future leaders in the mining and resources industry to ensure long-term workforce security 
  • Increase profitability within your organisation by as much as 15% by identifying and implementing strategies for workforce diversification 
  • Achieve more than 16% female participation within your organisation to become an industry leader and outpace industry standards for diversity and inclusion  
  • Attract more qualified talent through innovation and apprenticeship to benchmark your organisation as a trendsetter for diversity and inclusion targets 
  • Actively participate in meeting global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for women equality and empowerment to deliver economic dividends and secure strong budget outcomes 
  • Encourage and mentor women to boost confidence for STEM participation and career paths to break the glass ceiling  
  • Implement successful initiatives to retain more female employees within the workplace to navigate industry disruption more effectively 
  • Compete more effectively to attract and retain senior female talent with flexible work practices and transformational corporate culture 
  • Hear from current leaders about their paths to leadership success 

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 

Raise your profile at the Women in Mining & Resources Leadership Summit

If you have new and innovative products, solutions, services or technologies for this market, our delegates want to hear from you. We have a number of sponsorship packages available to suit all budgets. 

Participate as a sponsor and benefit from:

  • Strategic branding and presence during the conference 
  • The opportunity to share your latest initiatives, programs, solutions, products or services
  • Multiple networking opportunities 
Interested in showcasing thought leadership and innovative solutions? Contact or call +61 (02) 8378 4339.  

How can you engage?  

You and your team will enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities with senior decision makers as well as rising stars in the industry during the event’s networking sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon breaks.  
Present your company as a thought-leader in the industry, showcase your knowledge and demonstrate your expertise by speaking to senior decision makers in an open and engaging platform.  
Stand out from the crowd and solidify your position as an industry leader with a stand or tabletop display at the event.  
Raise your profile and position yourself as industry thought-leader and pioneer by being branded as one of the event partners. You will receive extensive branding opportunities in the lead up to, during and after the event.  


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