What is AWRA?+

AWRA is the Australian Women in Resources Alliance. In 2011, AMMA developed AWRA in response to the growing aspirations of AMMA members and the resources industry as a whole to increase the representation of women at all levels within their organisation.

AWRA assists employers on their gender diversity journey with the overarching goal of increasing women’s participation in the resources, allied and related construction sectors to 25% by 2020, thus delivering a diverse mix of skills and talent to drive productivity and innovation.

AWRA facilitates programs and provides support and guidance materials that help employers attract, retain and reap the rewards of a gender diverse workforce.


How can AWRA help my organisation+

We assist and support your organisation on a broad range of gender-based matters through our established, national network of experts who stay abreast of latest issues through our strong network of industry, government and academic experts.

AWRA has the unique position of not only assisting companies just like yours to excel in their workforce strategies, but to genuinely affect legislative and policy change that will benefit business into the future.

Some of the tools that AWRA has developed to assist your organisation with it’s diversity journey include; the AWRA e-Mentoring program, AWRA Recognised™ program, gender diversity workshops, webinars, AWRA Toolkits, conferences and these are only a few to mention


How can AWRA help me as an individual+

We can assist and support you on a broad range of gender-based matters through our established, national network of experts who stay abreast of latest issues through our strong network of industry, government and academic experts.

Some of the tools that AWRA has developed to assist you with it’s diversity journey include; the AWRA e-Mentoring program, gender diversity workshops, webinars, AWRA Toolkits, conferences and these are only a few to mention.


What happens in a 'Gender capability workshops'+

This one-day workshop which approximately runs for 6 hours is designed to assist organisations by coaching them in strategies required to attract, recruit, retain and reap the rewards of a gender diverse workforce.

The workshops are intended for HR and other professionals who are responsible for diversity and inclusion in their organisation. They are also suitable for small and medium business owners who wish to learn more about gender diversity and increase the participation of women in their workforce.

The workshops cover a range of topics including; why gender diversity is a business imperative, how to develop a diversity strategy, strategies to attract and recruit women and more.


What is the AWRA e-Mentoring program+

For women in the resource, allied and related construction industries, remote locations, complex rosters and a shortage of female colleagues has created a need for an alternative to traditional face-to-face mentoring programs.

e-Mentoring gives Mentees and Mentors a way to work together, wherever they are, and fits in with their busy working lives.

Since it’s commencement in 2013, AWRA e-Mentoring has paired more than 200 Mentors and Mentees and it success lead to the program earning an additional $440,000 in federal government funding in 2014 to continue the initiative and expand its capability.

This is an excellent professional and personal development opportunity for both Mentees and Mentors.


What is AWRA Recognised™?+

Bearers of the AWRA Recognised™ stamp proudly declare the benefits and the competitive advantages of workforce diversity, and their commitment to striving for industry ‘best practice’.

Organisations must undergo an assessment of their workplace policies, procedures and practices, to assess the organisation’s capability maturity against best practice management of workplace (gender) diversity.

The assessment outcome provides concise feedback on an organisation’s current diversity strategy, and together with the capability maturity model will assist plan the changes necessary to reap the rewards of a gender diverse workforce.

At AWRA we understand that different organisations are at different stages of their journey toward best practice, and we choose to recognise how far they have come, rather than how far they have yet to go


What is covered in the diversity webinars that AWRA runs?+

These hour-long webinars are run free of charge for AMMA members, throughout the year. The webinars help the participants learn how to connect with their female workforce and stay ahead to support the women in their team.

The sessions provide it’s participants the opportunity to watch and interact in real-time informative session that discuss the pertinent issues surrounding gender diversity.


Why should I engage with AWRA?+

AWRA’s expertise in workforce diversity and strategies helps you harness the capability to make the most of your workforce opportunities.

We deliver a comprehensive toolkit and a range of dedicated resources available onsite and online to increase workforce gender diversity.

as well as assist and support you on a broad range of gender-based matters through our established, national network of experts who stay abreast of latest issues through our strong network of industry, government and academic experts AWRA is in a unique position of not only to assist companies like yours to excel in your workforce strategies, but to genuinely influence legislative and policy changes that will benefit businesses into the future.

Last but not least, the AWRA team is experienced in working with resource employers to navigate the challenges of workforce diversity to achieve solid results and when you work with AMMA on your workforce diversity needs, we can assure you that you’re in good company.


 

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