WAMC Young Professionals held its Q1 networking event, “Young Families Maintaining Mining Careers – The Real Golden Years”, on Thursday, 4 April 2019 at the Westin Hotel.
The sold-out event featured inspirational and educational speeches from Sharon Warburton (FMG), Amy Brodie-Hall (Rio Tinto), Brendon Brodie-Hall (Rio Tinto), Ben Levett (I&E Systems) and Jane Levett (Gold Road Resources). All speakers discussed their own experiences raising families while pursuing their respective careers in mining.
There were a number of recurring themes across the speakers including:
WA Mining Club President, Kirsty Danby, praised the speakers for their openness but reserved the biggest accolades for the WA Mining Club Young Professionals.
“The Young Professionals continue to demonstrate bold leadership and willingness to tackle challenging issues that are relevant to them. This is the first time I have witnessed such an open public discussion in the industry, and it was so worthwhile,” she said.
WAMC Young Professionals chair Sam Ware shared the sentiment expressing her gratitude for the reception and support towards WAMC’s Young Professionals initiatives so far:
“We appreciate the continued support the WA resource sector has displayed since our launch in November 2018,” she said.
“We know that we are pushing the boundaries, and we are grateful for the support across all demographics of the mining industry. Not only are we engaging graduates and new the industry’s rising stars, but we are also getting support from CEOs and industry leaders.
“And we look forward to establishing opportunities to network and increase the diversity of thought through our events and initiatives this year,” she stated.
The Young Professionals committee, which recently recruited Vincent Lang, Josh Snow, Sean Taggart and Callum Twigger, is back to work preparing for the Q2 panel event on 6 June 2019 and the Design a Donga industry project.
The committee warmly welcomes young professionals involved or interested in the WA resources sector.
More information on membership and the Young Professionals’ goals for 2019 can be found at: http://waminingclub.asn.au/membership/young-professionals-membership/