IWRMP Programme



The International Women in Resources Mentoring 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.


Brochure - IWRMP Mentoring Programme.pdf
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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
  • Assist women with setting goals, career plans and achieving them
  • Increase participants self-confidence and self-assurance
  • Create the pipeline and leaders of tomorrow
  • Reduce cross-cultural barriers
  • Make sure women from all continents are represented and that we have diversity and intersectionality within, strong focus on emerging markets
  • 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 which includes:

6-month mentoring programme with a 3-hour training session at the very beginning. Mentees will have an additional career skills workshop in the afternoon.


There will be two official events held throughout the programme: Kickstart (start) in Santiago, Chile and Celebration (end) in Melbourne, Australia.


IWRMP uses a structured approach which includes a comprehensive matching process conducted by registered organisational psychologists Metisphere, a framework to assist mentors/mentees during the programme, training and ongoing support for all participants.


In addition to sessions with their mentors, mentees have access to 5 monthly webinars.


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.


All sessions can be accessed online so participants are not disadvantaged by not attending events.


Influential male and female mining professionals sourced from around the world will be invited to participate as mentors.


All sponsored mentees have a guaranteed place on the programme. 


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 in all the opportunities provided by the programme.



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