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Bis in the Community 05 October 2018

Bis partners with KCGM to deliver Girls Rocking Resources event in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Leading resource logistics company Bis has partnered with KCGM to deliver Girls Rocking Resources, a Bis initiative for young women which is aimed at showcasing the broad range of roles and career opportunities available in the resources sector.

Bis developed the concept as part of the company’s emphasis on fostering workforce diversity and inclusion, including a focus on gender diversity.

The inaugural event was held this week at the Bis Depot and KCGM in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, where both companies shared the diverse career opportunities they offer.

Bis Chief Executive Officer Brad Rogers said that the company was proud to partner with KCGM who are diversity champions within the Industry.

“At Bis, we believe that a diverse workforce is a strong workforce. Partnering with companies like KCGM, who are strong advocates for diversity and inclusion within the sector, will help provide a platform to foster relationships with the next generation of women entering the workforce.”

KCGM General Manager Cecile Thaxter said it’s important for the mining industry to encourage more women to enter the sector.

“Around 29% of KCGM’s workforce is women, compared to an industry average of around 16%. An inclusive and diverse workforce allows everyone regardless of backgrounds, experiences, or beliefs to contribute to our success through sound decision-making and innovation. In partnership with Bis, we’ve introduced a range of exciting career opportunities to young women.”

During the Girls Rocking Resources event, almost 30 young women participated in a series of structured activities, met with employees across a variety of roles and listened to panel discussions where women shared their career journeys.

A second Girls Rocking Resources event is planned for later this month in Gunnedah, New South Wales, where Bis will be partnering with customer Whitehaven.