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Domestic violence – a survivor’s story

Please join our Domestic violence – a survivor’s story event, sponsored by Rio Tinto and Women in Mining & Resources (WIMARQ).

The pandemic and lockdowns have unfortunately further impacted domestic violence statistics, and this year’s White Ribbon Day was a particularly significant reminder of this serious issue. With the upcoming 16 days of activism – a campaign against gender-based violence, from 25 November to 10 December, it is an opportunity for communities to unite and speak out.

Please join our Domestic violence – a survivor’s story event, sponsored by Rio Tinto and Women in Mining & Resources (WIMARQ), the inclusion and diversity arm of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).

The intimate ‘riverside chat’ will be facilitated by Rachel Durdin, General Manager, Sustainability, Rio Tinto with domestic violence survivors, Ashleigh Turner, Procurement Asset Optimisation Manager, Australian Agricultural Company and Garry Davies, Closure and Rehabilitation Specialist, Rio Tinto.

Both Ashleigh and Garry will share their personal experiences and inspirational stories of survival, while reflecting on the far-reaching impact of domestic violence from both a male and female perspective. The event will include Q&As and be followed by networking opportunities with canapes and drinks. You can choose to pre-submit questions anonymously by COB Tuesday, 30 November and we will endeavour to include them in the discussion.

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Launch of Gold Coast WIMARQ

Gold Coast women working in Queensland’s resources sector will have their very own networking and professional development group with the launch of a new, local chapter of Women in Mining and Resources Queensland.

The new WIMARQ chapter will officially launch with a true local flavour - a Sunset Gin Tasting by Gold Coast company Paradise Distillers - overlooking the Broadwater at the iconic Southport Yacht Club.

Gold Coast born-and-bred local Joanne Bergamin, who is Communications Director for minerals exploration company QEM Limited, has spearheaded the charge for more local networking opportunities for women working in Queensland’s $82.6 billion resources sector.

The event is proudly supported by QEM Limited.

Ticket price includes drinks and cocktail food. Come and join us for a great night of networking.

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Host an Event

Why not host your own WIMARQ Event? Please call us on 0428 720 744 or jenh@qrc.org.au to enquire or for more information.