Indigenous Women Leading the Charge in the Resources Sector

CME welcomes today’s Australian Indigenous Women in Mining Conference at Perth’s Hyatt Hotel, created by Indigenous women, for Indigenous women.

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) welcomes today’s Australian Indigenous Women in Mining (AIWIM) Conference at Perth’s Hyatt Hotel, created by Indigenous women, for Indigenous women.

“The resources sector is proud to be the largest private sector employer of Indigenous Australians in Western Australia, with Indigenous Australians making up about 4.2 per cent of the sector’s workforce,” said CME Chief Executive Reg Howard-Smith.

“Initiatives such as the AIWIM Conference are a great example of industry leading the charge in promoting greater workforce diversity,” said Mr Howard-Smith.

The annual AWIMIM conference draws together Indigenous industry leaders and academics from across the country under the theme Transformational Leadership Includes You!

The two day conference includes presentations from a diverse range of speakers, including Professor Marcia Langton from the University of Melbourne, Robyn Sermon, General Manager – Communities at Rio Tinto Iron Ore and Kyra Bonney, Winner of CME’s 2014 Outstanding Women in Resources Award.

This two day conference welcomes Indigenous women working in the resources sector, with non-Indigenous women invited to participate in the conference on the second day.