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The WiMPET Group

Join The Women in Mining & Petroleum Group

WAIMM Members with an interest in joining the WiMPET Group can apply by ticking the relevant box under societies in their Membership profile.

Membership to the WiMPET Group is opened to everyone in the mining and oil & gas industry and it provides a platform for skill enhancement and knowledge sharing to especially the core sectors of the industry. The group’s activities also provide skills and insights into life after the industry.

Vision

The WiMPET is a WAIMM initiative to increase and support the number of women in the study of earth science and engineering.

The vision is to attract and support women to pursue careers in mining, metallurgy, petroleum and related industries and also encourage them to undertake relevant courses in the study of earth science and engineering.

Objective

The WiMPET’s objective is to promote greater participation of women in the study and practice of earth science and engineering.

Other aims of the WiMPET Group are:

  • To facilitate the organization of a formidable Networking group whose relevance will be well regarded in the Mining and Petroleum industries.
  • To establish easy access to a platform that facilitates the identification, women empowerment, gender diversity, sharing and implementation of best practices within the Mining and Petroleum industries.
  • Facilitate the development of mechanisms that enhance the skills and abilities of WiMPET members.
  • Promote equal employment opportunities for women within the Mining & Petroleum Industries
  • Promote a platform that recognizes and awards WiMPET members for outstanding or distinguished service to the Mining & Petroleum industries.

Benefits

Primary benefits include the following:

  • Being part of a community of professionals that share same interest in the promoting the course of women in the mining and petroleum community.
  • WiMPET Members receive free monthly newsletter, updates on latest news and activities, grants for conferences and technical reports etc.
  • Highly subsidized rates and complimentary pass to WAIMM conferences and other training programs.
  • The opportunity to join an international community of WiMPET professionals in other organizations.
  • The opportunity to enjoy educational programs (e.g. periodic prominent speaker series) on relevant Mining and Petroleum topics.
  • Unlimited access to be part of mentoring sessions as a mentor or to be mentored.
  • Access to variety of mentorship for professionals by providing them with skills in presentations, technical report writing etc and also provide support to girls in the secondary and tertiary schools.
  • Be part of an environment that recognizes and awards WiMPET members for outstanding or distinguished service to the Mining & Petroleum industries.

Chair

Vice Chair

Secretariat

wimpet@waimm.org

WAIMM Members with an interest in joining the Metallurgical & Processing Society can apply by ticking the relevant box under societies in their Membership profile. Members can also apply online or send an email requesting for membership to

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