WinRSA Networking Event | Topic: Return to Work

Coming back from holidays can be challenging, but returning to work after an extended time away such as parental leave, career break or living overseas can be particularly tough – for everyone.
As part of WinRSA’s free diversity series, we are pleased to present a Return to Work panel discussion and networking event on Monday 21 August with two passionate industry champions of change:

  • Fiona Vines, BHP’s Global Inclusion and Diversity Lead

Fiona, who joined BHP from ANZ last year, brings more than 20 years’ experience to the Resources industry in flexible working, diversity, inclusion and change management. She offers candid, practical advice for managers about how to stay in touch with their team when they’re on leave and calls on managers to ‘lean in’ and help make flexibility the new normal.

  • Kirsten Draysey, Hays’ Senior Manager – Executive & Senior Finance

Kirsten Draysey has 15 years’ experience in Adelaide with Hays.  She is a strong advocate for the industry and the State and understands the challenges faced by people returning to and looking for work. She will share great tips on how to use social media to maintain your visibility, the importance of networks as well as useful insights on current recruitment trends.  

WinRSA is looking forward to hosting a great event; so come along, join the discussion and share personal experiences that will help improve our industries workplace.

Date: Monday 21 August 2017
Time: 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Location: Santos, 60 Flinders Street, Adelaide (please check in at Santos reception in the ground floor foyer at 5:00pm)
Cost: Free, registration essential
RSVP: COB Thursday 17 August to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Women in Resources South Australia (WinRSA) and Women in Mining Network South Australia (WIMnetSA) have again joined forces for the 2017 joint mentoring program for 2017. 



Women in Resources SA (WinRSA) Boardroom Lunch event


The Boardroom Lunch held on Monday, 10 October 2016 at Finlayson's was booked out.

Our guest speaker at the event was Jacqui McGill.  

Jacqui's topic for this event was Finding a voice as a female leader in a traditionally male-dominated sector.  Jacqui spoke about her journey to her current role as Asset President of Olympic Dam for BHP Billiton.  Jacqui is a truly inspiring and highly respected leader who continues to proudly champion gender diversity at the leadership level within BHP Billiton. She has made a real difference for aspiring women in a sector which is traditionally male-dominated.

Jacqui McGill

Download Jacqui's suggested reading list here

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An exclusive invitation only mentoring graduation (2015 pilot program) and launch (2016 program) was held at PwC on Tuesday, 3 May 2016.

The event was a combination of the end of program celebration for the 2015 pilot program as well as the launch of the 2016 program.  New Mentors and Mentees were introduced to each other as well as others on the program, in an informal setting to commence building relationships.

Around 50 attendees heard about the mentoring relationship from two of the 2015 pilot program match ups:

Greg Hall and Jacqui Rose

Nannette Anderson and Kate Hobbs

Some photos from the event: 

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Jacqui Rose and Greg Hall

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Kate Hobbs, Matt Hart and Jo Barron-Perry

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Vanessa De Chellis, Ying Luo and Peter Cleary 

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 Kristy Hasting and Louise Ham

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DSC 0430Julian McCarthy from PwC opening the event