Diversity and Inclusion has swiftly emerged as a top priority for the resource industry, triggering new and innovative initiatives to up the ante on women’s participation in Australia’s resources, allied and related construction sector.

With new skills, ideas and innovations driving our evolution into a long-term production and export era, women are set to play a critical role in ensuring Australia’s resource future is as strong and prosperous as its past.

With our industry workforce comprising of a lower number of women, it is clearly in the interests of our productivity and the sustainability of our skills base to place more priority into increasing the female workforce participation within our industry.

To this end, diversity-savvy resource employers are increasingly engaging AMMA’s national gender diversity initiative, the Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA), and its suite of practical programs.

The Australian Women in Resource Alliance (AWRA)

The Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) is a national workforce gender diversity initiative facilitated by the expertise, knowledge and the highly regarded reputation of AMMA.

The AWRA initiative has the unique position of not only assisting companies just like yours to embrace and excel in their workforce strategies, but to genuinely affect change within policy and legislation that will ultimately benefit business into the future.

Dedicated to drive business productivity and innovation through integrating a diverse mix of skills, AWRA seeks to build women’s workforce participation in the resource, allied and related construction sectors to 25% by 2020.

Through the provision of dedicated support and guidance materials designed specifically for the resource industry, as well as facilitating programs that help you attract, retain and develop female talent, AWRA seeks to build autonomy in creating gender diversity in your business.

How AWRA can help you

In what can be unchartered waters for many companies, AWRA’s expertise helps you harness the strategies you need to make the most of your workforce opportunities.

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Why you should engage with AWRA

With a single-minded focus on the resource industry, AMMA understands the barriers, practicalities and requirements of increasing the proportion of women in resource industry working environments.

As the resource industry’s own employer group, when you collaborate with us for your diversity needs you can be assured that you’re receiving expert advice based on an intimate knowledge of the sector and with genuine concern for the outcomes for your business.

Click HERE to find out more about AWRA.

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