CMEWA Inc - Women in Resources


The Western Australian resources sector has seen a strong increase in the number of women gaining employment in the resources sector. CME undertook a workforce diversity survey in 2012 which showed women make up approximately 22% of the resources sector workforce. Whilst this figure has increased from 19% in 2008, it is still below the national average of 45%.

Companies in the Western Australian resources sector have shown great leadership in employing a broad range of initiatives to ensure a flexible workplace that is accessible to all Australian workers. Companies also acknowledge the very real benefits to business of engaging a diverse workforce. The annual Women in Resources Awards presented by CME highlights the achievements of both individuals and companies in this area.

Women play a critical role in providing a skilled and sustainable workforce in the Western Australian resources sector.

CME actively encourages women to explore the many interesting and rewarding careers available. To find out more click here.

Women in Resources Awards

The Women in Resources Awards recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities and enhances the recognition and participation of women in the sector.

For full details, please visit the Awards page by clicking here.



Women in Resources - Presentations and Publications

A range of interesting publications and presentations relating to women in industry.

Women in Resources - Useful Links

Useful websites for women in industry. 

Profiles of Women in Resources



  • Susan Cull
    Policy Advisor, People Strategies
    Phone: +61 8 9220 8500

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