In early May 2019 we proudly partnered with our customer Whitehaven Coal for a Girls Rocking Resources event in Gunnedah NSW, where we provide haulage, underground services and site services.
Girls Rocking Resources is a Bis initiative aimed at showcasing the broad range of career opportunities available to women in the resources sector and to inspire the next generation of women entering the workforce.
20 young women from the local Gunnedah High School and Girls Academy (who Bis proudly support through a national partnership) got involved in the day which included site tours of the Bis depot and Whitehaven’s Tarrawonga mine, hands-on STEM activities, panel discussions with employees from both companies, and inspiring talks from young females working in the resources sector.
Many of the girls in attendance were from the Gunnedah Girl’s Academy, a leading provider of school based programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls in Australia. Bis have been partnering with the Girls Academy since early 2018, supporting girls around the country through education, mentoring and empowerment programs. Whitehaven is also a sponsor of the Girls Academy, in part enabling the Academy’s success to date.
Together Bis and Whitehaven delivered an enjoyable day for the young women, successfully fostering relationships with the next generation of women entering the workforce and inspiring their future career paths.