International Women's Day
International Women's Day (March 8) is a day marked by the United Nations to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women as well as being a call for action to accelerate women's equality.
Gender equality is important for workplaces not only because it is fair and the right thing to do, but because it is linked to both a country's and individual business's overall economic performance. Workplace gender equality is associated with:
Improved national productivity and economic growth
Increased organisational performance
Enhanced ability of companies to attract talent and retain employees
Enhanced organisation reputation.
We recognised International Women's Day this year by inviting all the women on site as well as those from the Warrawagine station to attend a special event in the mess hall.
We acknowledged the history of the day and the women that have paved the way for women's rights in workplaces and homes over the last few decades. We considered the role models we have, the people that have inspired us and the importance of meeting and seeing women stepping off the well-worn career paths that can influence us to consider new possibilities for ourselves.
By pausing to acknowledge women's contributions and celebrating their stories we hope to encourage more women to consider the mining industry as a career pathway.