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

NEW DATES: 30 November - 2 December

NOTICE: With the widespread outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the health and safety concerns of our delegates, speakers and staff if our number one priority. The information from the authorities is constantly changing and we are doing our best to remain agile, while upholding the integrity of our programme and the health and safety concerns of all stakeholders. We have therefore made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone this event to the 30 November - 2 December.
If you are a registered delegate: 
Our events team will be in-touch with more information in due course, if you have any questions please email 

Event Overview 

The 2nd Annual Women in Mining & Resources Leadership Summit, hosted in partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia, returns to Perth.  
The 2020 Summit will bring together the most influential and brightest minds to explore successful gender parity initiatives to increase female leadership and participation in the mining and resources sector. Delegates will take away the most effective tools and strategies to enable women to progress and take the vital next steps in their leadership journey.  
With multiple interactive panels, breakout sessions and high impact workshops, be inspired, expand your network, learn from and connect with successful and highly accomplished leaders in the mining and resources industry.  
Minerals Council of Australia and the Women Leaders Institute are pleased to welcome Mates in Mining as this year’s official event charity partner. 10% of event proceeds will be donated to help reduce suicide rates and improve mental health and well-being in the industry. 


If you are unable to attend the live face to face event, you don't have to miss out! You can access all the content live from the conference, with our new ONLINE PASS. Access all the conference sessions from the comfort of your own home or office, and still get the opportunity to ask questions directly to speakers and panelists. Select 'Online Pass' on the registration page.

 Covid-19 information for our customers

In 2012, the Women Leaders Institute was created to inspire action and drive change for emerging and established women leaders through business empowerment, leadership and career advancement opportunities. Join the community and find out more at
Hosted in Partnership with:
Charity Partner: 


Hon Bill Johnston

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

WA Government

Nicole Roocke

Chief Executive Officer

Minerals Research 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

Shelley Robertson

Executive General Manager

Mineral Resources

Simone Horsfall

HR Manager Australia

Anglo Gold Ashanti

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9 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 and learn how you can too 
  • Retain exceptional female talent by gaining practical advice on improving workplace flexibility and equality that is mutually beneficial for employer and employee
  • Sharpen your leadership skills in resilience, stress management, negotiation, authentic leadership and leading in an ever-changing environment
  • Embrace and understand the various effective leadership styles and own the strengths of your own leadership style 
  • Navigate your career with confidence and purpose to overcome traditional workplace challenges 
  • Inspire, mentor and support aspiring female leaders in your organisation to strengthen the leadership pipeline
  • Create mentally healthy workplaces to support your team, improve engagement and build wellbeing
  • Network with like-minded leaders to share best practice strategies in taking your career to the next level
  • Support the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders by creating better career pathways and driving cultural inclusivity
  • Manage resistance and learn how to transform company culture to create a more inclusive environment   

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

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.  


Group Discounts




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The event will take place in a premium hotel in Perth. Delegates will be notified 3 weeks prior to the conference.