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The World of Work is thrilled to announce our first employer partner

24 Nov 2022

Whitehaven Coal has partnered with the World of Work to share the many opportunities they have available for women at all stages of life and to connect with our program’s high-calibre female talent.

The World of Work is an Australian-first program designed to support women looking to return to the workforce or change careers.

The Intime Collective Director and World of Work partner, Louise Gilbert, said partnering with employers – such as Whitehaven – would provide participants with insight and exposure to a diverse range of career options.

“The World of Work is an opportunity for women to explore both what lights them up – their strengths, interests and passions – and what they want to do career-wise. It’s about finding that ‘sweet spot’ for a fulfilling career,” Louise said.

“That’s why we are connecting our participants with major employers like Whitehaven – so they can ask questions and learn more about what it’s really like to work at their organisation.

“We’re focused on providing women with a range of options and empowering them to choose a career that works for them.”

Paul Flynn, Whitehaven Coal Managing Director and CEO, says the World of Work partnership helps highlight Whitehaven’s clear offering for women looking for a new challenge, and will contribute to attracting the diverse talent Whitehaven requires to thrive.

“By partnering with the World of Work Program we can reach high-calibre females looking for a fresh start, share the many opportunities we have available for women at all stages of their lives, and clear up common misconceptions about mining that may impact a woman’s decision to pursue a career in our industry.

“Given the tight talent market, it’s more important than ever for us to widely advertise our point of difference as an employer for women so we can continue to build a truly diverse and inclusive workforce,” he said.

Whitehaven Coal knows balancing work and family commitments can be a reason women choose not to return to the workforce after having children, which is why they’re taking action to support working parents.

To help young families, Whitehaven Coal offers roles to suit a variety of schedules, provide flexibility based on individual circumstances, and have recently launched an industry leading 26 weeks of paid parental leave, in addition to the Australian Government’s parental leave scheme.

They also provide in-depth women’s leadership development and mentoring programs to empower their female workforce and accelerate their careers.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with an employer so focused on supporting more women into the workforce and investing in their success and wellbeing,” Louise said.

Louise has launched the World of Work with expert career practitioners Tanaz Byramji of Tanaz Coaching and Allan Gatenby of ACPi Australia.

The program is delivered via an innovative online platform, Howspace, with interactive workshops, learning activities, career coaching, and online resources.

Thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s National Careers Institute Partnership Grants, participants pay just a $19 registration fee.

Register now or find out more at www.worldofwork.org.au