Downer Mining recognised for strategies to recruit Indigenous women
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Recently Downer Mining was recognised in the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) Business Achievement Awards. Downer Mining’s recruitment strategies for Indigenous women earned it a place as a finalist in the Outstanding EEO Practice for the Advancement of Women in a Non-Traditional Area or Role category.
The division uses advertising to specifically invite women to information sessions and, when the final candidates are selected for the assessment workshop, Downer Mining discriminates towards female candidates. Where possible, two female candidates are selected to combat feelings of isolation in a male-dominated environment.
Pictured at the launch of the Indigenous Economic Development Strategy 2011–2018 (from left) are:
CEO, David Overall; Barry Suey; Lisa Brown; Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin; Brendan Briggs; and Production Superintendent, Theo Kummeling.