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Unearthing New Resources

This profile is likely the result of a lack of part time and flexible work arrangements for women of parenting age. Whilst women often take the decision to leave the industry to have children and to care for them, a lack of ‘on-ramps’ exist in terms of re-engaging them with the minerals industry when they are able to return to work. Where women have reported positively on their successful, if highly difficult, attempts to balance childbearing and caring with full time jobs, their success has relied heavily on a support base of other carers.

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