This week we launched Girls Rocking Resources, a Bis initiative for young women aimed at showcasing the broad range of roles and career opportunities available in the resources sector.
For our first event, we partnered with diversity champions KCGM and hosted 25 young women at our Bis depot in Kalgoorlie.
The girls, aged seven to 15, rocked high-vis and safety glasses as they participated in a range of activities that included creating safety posters, constructing structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows and playing with virtual reality goggles from the West Australian School of Mining. The girls were also treated to a tour of the KCGM super pit and heard inspiring career journeys from women at both companies.
The initiative is part of our commitment to fostering workforce diversity and inclusion, including gender diversity.
We will be holding another Girl Rocking Resources event in Gunnedah, New South Wales at the end of October with our customer Whitehaven Coal.
Bis General Manager Specialised Logistics Giles Everest and KCGM general manager Cecile Thaxter and (front) spoke to a group of girls at the Bis Girls Rocking Resources camp including Serena Bope, 8, Ella Bope, 11, Lavanya Gera, 15, Charlee Brahim, 12, and Hannah Stewart, 9.