IWRMP Programme

 

 

The International Women in Resources Mentorship Programme (IWRMP) aims to empower and promote the career prospects of women working in the international resources industry by developing productive mentoring partnerships to assist in creating a more diverse and gender progressive industry.

 

We use the services of Metisphere Ltd for this programme

 

 

 

IWRMP objectives:

 

  • Enhance global retention and support for women in mining
     
  • Give programme participants global opportunities to connect and network
     
  • Provide superior role models to women working in mining in different cultures and global communities.
  • Engage globally recognised industry sponsors to contribute to a mentoring programme that aligns with their values in diversity and inclusion.

 

 

IWRMP will utilise a heavily structured framework devised by Metisphere Ltd and includes:

 

  • a 6-month mentoring programme with a 3-hour training session at the very beginning
     
  • There will be two official events held throughout the programme: Kickstart (start) and Celebration (end).
     
  • IWRMP will utilise a structured approach that includes a comprehensive matching process conducted by Registered Psychologists, a framework to align mentor/mentee expectations and expedite the mentoring process, training  and ongoing support for all participants.

 

  • All sessions can be accessed online so participants are not disadvantaged by not attending events.
     
  • Influential males and females sourced from around the world will be invited to participate as mentors.
     
  • All sponsored mentees have a guaranteed place on the programme.

 

  • Mentors and mentees are matched manually by behavioural experts to ensure best outcomes. If despite our best efforts a particular pairing struggles we will find them a new mentor/mentee

 

  • Coaching is available both to mentees and mentors to assist during the 6-month period
     
  • Both mentees and mentors (in addition to their sessions) have monthly webinars within their cohort (mentees with mentees and mentors with mentors. This helps flag any issues and discuss challenges as a group. This is also when mentees are challenged on leadership skills and emotional intelligence for example. Dr Ali Burston moderates the webinars.
     
  • There is no guarantee that a mentor who put themselves forward will be matched. However, we guarantee that we will find each mentee a mentor that suits their needs and personality.
     
  • Languages: we have helped mentees who don't speak English find a mentor. It isn't a barrier but a translator will be needed for the training and it will be more difficult to participate of all the opportunities provided by the porgramme.

 

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