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Female workers play an important role in fulfilling current and forecasted skills shortages across the Australian mining, hydrocarbons, energy, construction and related service sectors, and increasing gender diversity is an industry imperative.

The Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) is an industry-led initiative dedicated to helping employers attract, retain and reap the rewards of women in resources workplaces.

AWRA is jointly funded by the Australian Government through the National Resource Sector Workforce Strategy and the resource industry employer group AMMA, with leadership from industry bodies and employers across Australia. The AWRA Program is delivering a range of projects to inform and support employers.

The Way Forward paper details the motives behind AWRA’s formation and the key barriers to female participation in resources jobs. It outlines how AWRA can facilitate the appropriate cultural change, promote best practice workplace policies and strengthen and unite the various women’s networks and major industry stakeholders across Australia.

There are a number of ways that you and your organisation can become involved with AWRA – a few of them are shown below. Contact us to express your interest in these and other activities, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss

The Way Forward paper details the economic motives of AWRA’s formation and the key barriers for female participation in resources jobs. It outlines how AWRA can facilitate the appropriate cultural change, promote best practice workplace policies and strengthen and unite the various women’s networks and major industry stakeholders across Australia.

Contact us to become involved with AWRA.

 


Be RecognisedTM as a Preferred Employer of Women

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AWRA RecognisedTM organisations are eligible to display the AWRA stamp showing where they are on their journey to industry ‘best practice’ in workforce diversity. More information coming soon.

 

Stay Informed

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To stay informed of project progress, events, news releases and more, please Subscribe here.


Training

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Under the project, AWRA induction courses will be introduced in 2013. Email us to register your interest in these one-day courses.


Events

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AWRA, together with Women on Boards, is hosting a half-day workshop on 14 February 2013 in Brisbane – ‘On track for success’. Read More.

 

AWRA in Action

 
Media Release: Women miners to benefit from new national online mentoring program
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Become a Supporting Women in Scholarship Partner: AWRA and Skills Queensland invite resource employers to support an important scholarship program by providing practical assistance to talented women eager to break into male-dominated industries.
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AWRA Baseline Report: AWRA has conducted an environmental scan of gender diversity in Australian industry, with a focus on the resource, allied and related construction sectors.
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Media Release: Women miners line-up for e-mentoring program
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Media Release: Industry and government continue push for more women in resource jobs
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Issue 1 of the AWRA Newsletter was launched in June. Delivered to your inbox each month, the newsletter contains the latest AWRA developments and workforce diversity news.
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Media Release: Women in Resources Alliance workshop attracts top mining executives
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AWRA launches Way Forward Paper on International Women’s Day
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AWRA Newsroom

Resource industry calling for women – Kiewa Valley Observer
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Mentoring program vital aid to women in mining – Northern Territory News
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Resources experts to help women in sector succeed – North West Telegraph
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Mentors guide women in resources industy – Courier Mail
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Women in Mining – Spirit Magazine (Qantas)
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Women of Resources – The Deal magazine (The Australian)
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Diversity an opportunity for everyone – BOOM Magazine (Courier Mail)
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5000 women now in mines – Newcastle Herald
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Online mentoring program for women – North West Telegraph
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‘Overwhelming’ interest in program – Pilbara News
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Women mine knowledge – Forbes Advocate
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Female miners line up for e-mentoring program – Daily Liberal
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Wanted: women in hard hats – The Australian
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Read more AWRA news articles here.

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The resources industry is intensifying its efforts to hire female workers.