Agenda

08:00

08:30

08:40

REACHING NEW TALENT POOLS

08:50

09:00

  • Discover why an inclusive workforce and respect at work is integral to position mining and resources as an industry of choice  
  • Accepting and acknowledging all the differences between people and how they identify socially and professionally  
  • Creating environments where women are connected and progressing to nurture growth and contribute to the organisation’s success

Speakers

Karolina Szukalska

Principal Adviser – Skills

Minerals Council of Australia

09:30

  • Painting a clear picture: Showcasing the ‘good’ while addressing the factors that inherently deter women to pursue a career in mining and resources
  • Challenging the trajectory: Leveraging the women who have climbed the leadership ladder
  • Ensuring women feel valued without putting pressure of advancing their career by a certain age

Speakers

Brendan Harris

Chief Human Resources & Commercial Officer

South32

Kelly Carter

Vice President: Legal and Compliance

Gold Fields Australia

Kristie Young

Non-Executive Chair, Non-Executive Director

ChemX Materials, Tesoro Resources, Lithium

Rowena Olsen

External Relations Manager WA

Lynas Rare Earths Ltd

10:10

  • Developing a robust relationship with Indigenous people, businesses & communities to better understand history, culture and the importance of relationships that is respectful to doing business 
  • Recognising the cultural differences between Indigenous people and the mining industry 
  • How to best support Indigenous people and to create a culturally safe space for them in mining and leadership

10:40

10:50

MENTAL AND PSYCHSOCIAL SUPPORT

11:20

  • Mitigating the negative effects of work-related and non-work-related stress, anxiety and depression and exploring healthy stress management techniques 
  • Increasing self-awareness when faced with adversity by identifying trigger points, utilising social support and nurturing trusted relationships  
  • Leading your team and supporting others when leaving their comfort zones 

Speakers

Theone Conradie MBA, PCC

General Manager & Lead Consultant

People Capital Consultants

11:50

  • Why it’s important to focus on organisational rather than just individual prevention initiatives. 
  • What is the biggest protective factor to minimising the effects of psychosocial hazards and risks? 
  • Who owns the work of creating mentally healthy workplaces? 

Speakers

Sandra Lam

Managing Director and Organisational Psychologist

FIFO Focus

12:20

CREATING VISIBILE LEADERS

01:20

  • Excelling in the transition from starting at grass-roots level and working up to supervisory and management roles  
  • Responding to the changes in day-to-day interactions with colleagues and discussing the need for support with supervisors  
  • Servant leadership: Inspiring others to take that lead and taking on the added responsibility to be visible and reachable to up-and-coming talent  
  • Investing in building strategies to manage weaknesses, grow acceptance of failure, embrace vulnerability, and overcome fears  

Speakers

Michelle Ash

Chief Executive Officer – GEOVIA

Dassault Systémes

01:50

01:55

  • Roundtable A: Setting yourself apart – Embracing your unique leadership approach  
Rebecca Mahony, Director, Psychologist, Lead Facilitator, On Sixth Business Psychology Services
 
  • Roundtable B: Being a trusted leader and creating a ‘speak up’ culture 

  • Roundtable C: Increasing presence and influence in the workplace  
Mellissa Case, Manager of Sustainability – Bechtel Mining & Metals Global Business Unit, Bechtel Corporation 
 
  • Roundtable D: Making mining the healthiest industry, mentally and emotionally  
Lachie Samuel (Mariu), Mining Mental Health Consultant, The FIFO Mental Health Guy
 
  • Roundtable E: Emotional intelligence and authentic leadership 

Speakers

Lachie Samuel (Mariu)

Mining Mental Health Consultant

The FIFO Mental Health Guy

Mellissa Case

Manager of Sustainability – Bechtel Mining & Metals Global Business Unit

Bechtel Corporation

Rebecca Mahony

Director, Psychologist, Lead Facilitator

On Sixth Business Psychology Services

03:25

MENTORING MATTERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF FEMALE MENTORSHIP

03:55

  • Putting your hand up to intentionally help in other’s professional development 
  • Navigating difficult situations and handling tricky working relationships  
  • Building confidence and overcoming fear 
  • Building a strong network of leaders who equally value your work and contribution  
  • Advocating for women who are still in the pipeline by pursuing transparent mentor/sponsor relationships  

Speakers

Natalie Lincolne

Owner and Strategic Leadership Coach/Trainer

Incredible People

04:35

04:45

08:20

08:40

Susan Cull, State Manager – Regional WA, The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia

Speakers

Susan Cull

State Manager – Regional WA

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia

FOSTERING SUPPORTIVE WORKPLACE CULTURES

08:50

  • Supporting and incorporating cognitive and visible gender diversity to address the gap in leadership  
  • Addressing unconscious bias and taking action to prevent gender bias to ensure a culture of safety, inclusion, adaptability, and progression  
  • Embracing the innovative ideas and solutions that diverse teams generate that may resonate better with investors, employers, talent and partners

Speakers

Andrew Cole

Chief Executive and Managing Director

OZ Minerals

Debbie Fullarton

Chief Executive

Westgold Resources

Kate Jenkins

Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Australian Human Rights Commission

09:20

  • Providing a foundation for the sustainable development of resources, economic development and the creation of resilient and sustainable Indigenous communities  
  • Recognition, involvement, and full participation of Indigenous leaders in decision making for more equitable results

Speakers

Florence Drummond

Co-Founder and Chief Executive

Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA)

09:50

  • Recognising the benefits of mentoring relationships and providing opportunities to plan career pathways  
  • Supporting the leadership and personal development of future generations and being positive role models for families and communities  

Speakers

Kim Farmer

Patron and Board Secretary

Polly Farmer Foundation

Ashley Marnino

Heritage Specialist

BHP, WA Iron Ore

10:10

10:20

10:50

  • Creating a culture of psychosocial safety that attracts, retains and progresses female talent 
  • Understanding the significance of transparency, accountability, and action when deep-seated issues are brought to light  
  • Recognising the factors in play preventing a speak up culture and introducing early intervention options

Speakers

Elle Farris

Corporate Counsel

Newmont Australia

OVERCOMING AND PREVENTING INTERTIA

11:20

  • Creating boundaries that express the vision, culture and standards of performance for the workplace
  • Addressing the blurring of personal and professional lines at work
  • How to ensure boundaries are kept and re-established if necessary

Speakers

Tamara Callaghan-Cooke

Coach and Professional Development Trainer

Discern Training

12:20

01:20

  • Uncovering how the perceived dichotomy of ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ has informed gender roles and identities in mining companies and communities 
  • Discovering how to avoid conforming to the ‘maleness’ of the industry but rather letting the industry adapt 
  • Commanding respect and building authority through your expertise and knowledge

Speakers

Ivy Chen

Manager Corporate

CSA Global

Jessica Pringle

Senior Vice President, Operations

Worley

MAGNIFY YOUR MINING CAREER

01:50

A: New/Emerging Leaders    
Strategies and advice for new and aspiring leaders to ensure success in a managerial role. Find tips that you can use to excel and transition effectively into a leadership role.    
Marianne Dravnieks, Executive Manager People and Culture, Northern Star Resources Limited
 
B: Middle to Senior Management    
How to make yourself more visible through personal branding, stronger networks and greater self-awareness. Share solutions to common challenges that leaders face across middle and senior management. Discover how to best support and guide your lower-level managers to progress to the next level.   
Bernadette Cullinane, Partner and Australian Oil, Gas and Chemicals Leader, Deloitte 
 
C: Top Level Management    
How to utilise skills and experience to progress to C-Suite and board level leadership positions. Steps to create a meaningful, fulfilling and balanced career with a focus on fostering an inclusive workplace. Avoiding a polarization of power through accountability and confidence.  
Kylah Morrison, General Manager – Western Australia & South Australia, METS Ignited Australia Ltd 

Speakers

Bernadette Cullinane

Partner and Australian Oil, Gas and Chemicals Leader

Deloitte

Kylah Morrison

General Manager – Western Australia & South Australia

METS Ignited Australia Ltd

Marianne Dravnieks

Executive Manager People and Culture

Northern Star Resources Limited

02:50

03:20

  • Verbalising what you require from female role models to remain engaged in this male dominated industry 
  • Advancing opportunities for marginalised groups, including women of all ethnicities and women of all ages  
  • Embracing the differences in your leadership style whilst reflecting and learning from your male counterparts  

Speakers

Natasha Hendrick

Co-Founder and STEMMINIST

b.bold Group

Nyssa MacManus

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Rio Tinto

Pooja Haria

Maintenance Supervisor

Fortescue Metals Group; Outstanding Young Woman in Resources

04:00

  • Recognising that assimilating to a culture of hypermasculinity only exacerbates the problem  
  • Varying between ‘feminine’ or ‘masculine’ skill sets and attributes 
  • Balancing fitting in with the workplace culture without losing your unique selling proposition

Speakers

Lee-Anne de Bruin

Chief Financial Officer

Perseus Mining Limited

04:20

  • What key learnings will I take back to my organisation? 
  • How can I better support emerging leaders?

04:30

Project Play Up – Leveraging Strengths for Peak Performance 

 
 
28 July 2022 | 9 AM - 4:00 PM

Your ability to leverage strengths and influence change is one of your greatest assets professionally and in daily life.
 
Using a strengths-based approach to increasing self-awareness and unlocking potential, this workshop presents a range of relevant tools and strategies for leaders, with a focus on real-world application.
 
The key to unlocking potential comes from understanding your strengths and the strengths of individual team members so you can develop, coach, and motivate successful habits. Coupling this with understanding and meeting the needs of key stakeholders leverages your power of influence.
 
Ideally suited to women currently working in leadership roles, including mid to senior-level managers, and aspiring managers who have been identified as having high potential and business owners, this workshop is for leaders keen to take their teams and their careers to the next level.
 
Key learning objectives
 
  • Enhanced self-awareness and emotional intelligence 
  • Confidence in building trust and rapport with key stakeholders for more impactful influence within and outside of your organisation 
  • Ability to apply strategies to overcome resistance to change 
  • Enhanced executive presence and courage 
  • A game plan for turning your learning into action 

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