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WiMPET Society

Join The WiMPET Society

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

Membership to WiMPET is opened to all WAIMM Members and other non-WAIMM members irrespective of gender with an interest in women empowerment and gender equality.

The Institute’s objective is to promote exceptional leadership and further best practices in science and the community. WAIMM empowers student chapters by providing the platform for students to mix with professionals from the industry through student organized workshops, seminars and other networking activities.

- Albert Tetteh

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.

Aim

Aim

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

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
  • WAIMM shall facilitate the organization of a formidable Networking group whose relevance will be well regarded in the Mining and Petroleum industries.
  • WAIMM shall facilitate the creation of a WiMPET platform to lobby Companies and Governments to, inter alia,
  • WiMPET shall have access to a platform that facilitates the identification, sharing and implementation of best practices within the Mining and Petroleum industries.
  • Facilitate the development of mechanisms that will enhance the skills and abilities of WiMPET members.
  • Bursary facilities and grants to promote greater participation of women in petroleum, mining and related courses.
  • Promote equal employment opportunities for women within the Mining & Petroleum Industries
  • Facilitate educational programs (e.g. periodic prominent speaker series) on relevant Mining and Petroleum topics.

Chair

Profile Prof Grace Ofori Sarpong1 min

Prof Grace Ofori – Sarpong

gofori_sarpong@waimm.org

Vice Chair

Profile Victoria Bleppony1 min

Victoria Bleppony

vbleppony@waimm.org

Secretariat

wimpet@waimm.org

WAIMM Members with an interest in joining the WiMPET Network 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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