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Mentoring program for women in mining kicks off

Twenty-two women working in the NSW resources sector have the next five months to ask their burning career-related questions to their newly appointed mentor, as a result of WIMnet (Women in Mining Network) NSW’s Mentoring Program 2015.
This inaugural program, which runs until September, will provide participants with a structured and sustainable mentoring process aimed at benefitting both mentors and mentees.
Fiona Robertson, WIMnet NSW Chair, said the committee was delighted with the response to the call for nominations to the new program. The program has had previous success in QLD and WA, however it is brand new for NSW.
Funding from Orica, Glencore, Downer Group, ANZ Bank, Energetics and Corrs Chambers Westgarth underwrote the 2015 program, while “in-kind” support has also been provided by EY and Metisphere.
Mentees are encouraged to own their personal development throughout the course of the program and can capitalise and leverage from their mentor in topics such as goal setting, career guidance, work-life balance and networking.