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The Women in Mining Network ? WIMIN_NSW ? will be announced on 8 March, 2012 ? International Women?s Day.
?The industry is growing and we?re going to need to attract and retain more women to be able to meet the global demand for our minerals in the years to come, ? said NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee.
Currently, only 10 per cent of the mining workforce is made up of women and the Council is hoping to attract more women to work in non-traditional roles across all mining types.
?We want any women working or interested in mining to join, whether they are in quarrying, cement or even just associated with the industry,? said Lindsay Hermes, spokesman for the NSW Minerals Council.
WIMIN_NSW hopes to encourage women to see the benefits in a career that offers competitive salaries and a variety of fields such as geology, surveying, environmental science, engineering and trades.
Source: New South Wales Minerals Council