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DIVERSITY OZ Minerals’ Leading My Career program matches women with a mentor

Ozzie women meet the challenge As the recipient of the Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) Award two years running, OZ Minerals is already an industry leader in workplace diversity, but that hasn’t stopped it from continuing to raise the bar. CONSISTENT and targeted efforts to create an inclusive culture continue to position OZ Minerals as a resource industry leader in workforce gender diversity. The copper-gold miner has lifted its direct workforce female participation to 24%; a significant achievement compared to an industry average of 15.1%. OZ Minerals’ key South Australian assets, the Prominent Hill mine and Carrapateena exploration project, account for 460 direct workers or 1,500 including contractors. Organisational development manager Carly Taylor is often asked to reveal the secrets behind her employer’s success. “We are constantly thinking outside the box to create opportunities for our people to grow and develop,” says Taylor. “And we have found that the more women we have in our company, the more women we attract.” Taylor says the company’s diversity strategy is underpinned by an ambitious target to achieve 25% female representation in every job band across the company. Traditionally, mine operational roles are especially male-dominated. “Our diversity objectives are incorporated into company-wide www.amma.org.au | Spring ‘13 – Summer ‘14 |

Carly Taylor Organisational Development Manager, OZ Minerals

RESOURCE PEOPLE Issue 05 | Summer 2014  
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