Women in non-traditional careers: a longitudinal study of female professionals in the mining and resources industries (2011–2014)

Abstract:
Despite significant investment in diversity programs the resources industry continues to experience high attrition rates for female staff, particularly in the technical professions. This study will identify the critical triggers that underpin career decisions for women within the industry, compare women¿s career trajectories with those of males, and examine personal and oganizational factors that contribute to an unacceptable loss of expertise. The study will be the first of its kind to generate longitudinal data to accurately reflect people's careers within this industry.The outcomes will inform industry strategies aimed at increasing the long term retention of highly qualified personnel in the industry, and women in particular.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
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Funded by:
Australian Research Council