Diversity will be front and centre of the agenda when the Resource Industry Network hosts its first 2018 industry briefing on Friday.
The briefing features a panel discussing the topic of “Why a diversity strategy makes good business sense”.
Panelists will discuss their views on what diversity means for a business, why it makes sense for the resource sector and how they are implementing strategies to encourage a more diverse workforce.
Hay Point BMA general manager Sean Milfull, who sits on the BHP Global Inclusion and Diversity Council, will share stories of local contractors demonstrating successful diversity initiatives.
Mackay Conveyor Equipment managing director Jason Kelly will discuss MCE’s permanent workforce of 21 with a 40 per cent female representation across the business.
The panel also includes Hastings Deering general manager – people and external affairs Vincent Cosgrove, who has a leading role in developing and implementing Hastings Deering strategies for diversity and inclusion as well as Mastermyne group executive general manager – human resources Viv Gayton, who is a practical and passionate supporter of women working in the world of STEM.
RIN will also be launching the next stage of Equation 4 Equity activities, a program funded by the Australian Government’s, Women in STEM program.
All attendees will receive a copy of the Leaders Gender Diversity Toolkit and information about upcoming business workshops and courses for women starting a career in STEM.
The briefing will be held at the Ocean International, Mackay on Friday (February 2) from 7am.