Unearthing New Resources: Attracting and Retaining Women in the Australian Minerals Industry

Unearthing New Resources examines the attitudes and experiences of women towards working in the minerals industry, along with strategies to improve women’s employment in the industry.  The publication includes three separate research reports:

  • Female Mining Engineering and Minerals Processing Students: Career Motivations, Expectations and Perceptions which presents the findings from a survey of relevant students and identifies factors that may facilitate or inhibit the attraction and retention of women in the industry;   
  • Retention of Women in the Minerals Industry which presents the findings of a survey and focus groups of women working at four mine sites; and
  • Young Women, Career Expectations & the Minerals Industry which presents findings from a survey of first year university students and focus groups of students. 
Content Updated: 23 May 2012