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February 2nd, 2018

Equation for Equity (E4E) - Toolkit Launch

The gender gap that exists in STEM careers across the region is one step closer to improving with the launch of the Equation for Equity Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday Business Leaders Gender Diversity Toolkit.

The toolkit has been designed to support business leaders in our region and allow them to develop tailored strategies to better attract, recruit, retain and reap the rewards of a gender-diverse workforce.

Research suggests that businesses that respect and value the diversity brought by both women and men are better able to attract and retain high performers and improve operational performance.

E4E Toolkit E4E Toolkit (1011 KB)



December 19, 2017

Equation for Equity (E4E) – Women in STEM Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday

Despite the exciting and innovative career opportunities within our sector, only 12%* are female within the Mackay region. 

To help address this gender gap within mining, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers across our region, Resource Industry Network has been awarded a grant from the Australian Government to deliver an 18 month program.

The E4E-MIW (Equation for Equity – Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday) program began in early 2017 with a region-wide survey aimed at developing a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the local sector.

The next phase of the program includes the rollout of a series of workshops for both employers and female employees across Mackay, Bowen and Moranbah.

Please see our Events page for more information on these workshops or to register:

 

Diversity Workshops for Business Leaders:

This four-hour workshop is designed to assist workplaces by providing successful strategies to allow you to attract, recruit, retain and reap the rewards of a gender diverse workforce. Participants will learn how to gain a competitive edge within the resource industry by employing a gender diversity strategy. The workshop is intended for business leaders, owners and workplace diversity champions who wish to learn more about gender diversity and increase the participation of women in their workforce. Participants are given practical solutions and coaching on how to close the gender gap within their workplace. 

  • Mackay – Wednesday 14th February; Thursday 22nd February
  • Bowen – This event has been postponed until late April/May please email events@resourceindustrynetwork.org.au should you wish to be added to the wait list
  • Moranbah – Monday 19th February 

Register Here

 

Career Success for Women in Mining and STEM:

This six-hour workshop is to open conversations around the barriers that women often face in STEM careers and identify strategies that may help them to stay engaged in STEM careers in the long term and eventually progress into Leadership.  This course targets women within the early stages of their careers in STEM, especially apprentices, trainees and university students.

  • Bowen –  This event has been postponed until late April/May please email events@resourceindustrynetwork.org.au should you wish to be added to the wait list
  • Mackay – Wednesday 21st February - This course is full
  • Moranbah – Monday 5th March
  • Mackay - Friday 16th March

Register Here

 

Leadership Coaching Course:

The aim of the Equation 4 Equity Leadership Coaching course is to support women in STEM careers and Leadership to further progress their careers into Leadership/ Senior Leadership roles. 

This course will be delivered one-on-one over six hours (weekly or fortnightly) to women who are identified as existing or emerging leaders within mining and STEM fields.  The coaching will help prepare women to move into leadership roles and also support women already in leadership roles to succeed and look at opportunities to move into more senior positions. 

Topics covered in the sessions include career planning, skill-mapping, goal setting, exploring internal and external barriers, communication, self-promotion and networking.

Dates and times for the sessions will be developed in consultation with successful applicants. Participants can be referred by their employer or self-register.

This course is available to women in Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions.

To register an expression of interest for the six-session coaching program beginning in February 2018 please fill out this brief form.

 

The project has received funding and support from the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science as part of their Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) program.

To stay informed of the activities and initiatives that will be undertaken as part of the E4E project – please register your details here.

For more information on this project please email admin@resourceindustrynetwork.org.au

* ABS Labour Force Survey, four quarter average. August 2016.