We build future-ready mining leaders

our future skills for women in mining series will cover strategies on how women can play to their key strengths, and continue to develop the critical capabilities required for ongoing success.

Don't Be Left Behind



building diversity in senior leadership teams & boards

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It is recognized that increasing the number of women in a workplace, at all levels, can significantly contribute to improving organisational performance across a range of parameters.  Companies with at least two women on their boards have been shown to perform better in terms of creating shareholder value than those without.

How can companies accelerate their “gender and diversity maturity levels” effectively and sustainably? How can both organisations and women harness their capability strengths to successfully navigate careers and a better future for the mining sector?

future skills for women in mining

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The future of mining is already here - it’s just not evenly distributed. However, it is reshaping the way we work and operate. So, a critical question is how do I develop and adapt my capabilities to manage my career today and perform into the future?

Future skills for women in mining is a series of practical workshops to support women at all levels play to their strengths and develop critical capabilities required for success in the future of mining.

For companies, the workshop plays a role in the retention of women and provides capability development based around critical sector opportunities.

Breakfast Events

Are you a Senior Leader passionate about driving and leveraging diversity for a better mining sector?

Then join Rosemary Howard and Brett Cunningham from the Mining Leaders Group for an interactive session on Building Diversity in Senior Leadership Teams and Boards to learn, contribute your insights and build upon the work, achievements and challenges of diversity in the mining sector.

Time: 7:30am - 9:00am

Where: Per (9 Oct); Mel (10 Oct); Bne (11 Oct)

1-Day Workshops

Are you interested in enhancing your capabilities in creating strategic six-capital value, inclusive leadership and collaboration?

Then join Rosemary Howard and Brett Cunningham from the Mining Leaders Group for an interactive, 1-day workshop on how women, through specific capability development and strengths, can address a critical sector opportunity of accelerating innovation adoption. View the agenda HERE.                  

Time: 9:30AM - 2:30pm

Where: Per (9 Oct); Mel (10 Oct); Bne (11 Oct)


not able to make it to perth, melbourne or brisbane?

Submit an expression of interest and we'll come to a location near you.


Who is Rosemary Howard?

Rosemary has over 30 years' experience in executive leadership with a focus on technology, business and government. Rosemary was formerly the Executive Director at AGSM and CEO of Telstra Clear, New Zealand.

Who is Brett Cunningham?

Brett leads a research agenda into the future of work in mining and recently delivered the inaugural Future Minerals Workforce Program supported by the Minerals Council of Australia.

Brett works with a range of executive teams and high potential leaders in mining companies, METS and industry bodies in Australia, South America, Asia and Africa focused on driving individual, team and organisational performance.

What does accelerating innovation adoption mean?

Traditionally, the mining sector has been poor at adopting new technology and methods. Sometimes taking decades to institutionalise proven solutions.

Accelerating innovation adoption refers to ways in which the sector can increase the speed of co-creating, testing and institutionalising new technologies and methods.

Who should attend?

Breakfast events: Senior Leaders that have a passion for driving and leveraging diversity for a better mining sector.

1-day workshops: Women at all levels in the mining sector that want to enhance their capabilities for the future of work.

When do registrations close?

Registrations close on the 30th of September.

How many 1-day workshops are in the series?

We plan to hold a workshop and cover a different sector critical topic every three months. Future topics include:

-       Retaining our critical knowledge through boom/bust cycles

-       Future workforce strategy

Why are the 1-day workshops only 5 hours?

The workshop has been specifically designed to maximise participation of women with different levels of employment in the mining sector (e.g. not currently working, part-time or full-time)

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at rebecca@miningleaders.com.au