A RESOURCES employer group is leading the charge to boost women’s employment in mining to 25 per cent by 2020.

The Australian Mines and Metals Association, through its gender-diversity body Australian Women in Resources Alliance, has tackled the gender gap in one of the nation’s most male-dominated industries, getting the message out that mining companies don’t just want men.

AMMA executive director Tara Diamond said female participation in the industry was about 15 per cent, with most of those jobs in human resources or administration rather than on-site. That figure fell slightly in the third quarter of this year, the first decline in five years.

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