In 2003, whilst working as a senior engineer, Sabina Shugg recognised the need for women working in the resources sector to meet and network with other women in the industry. As a result, Sabina successfully formed the Women in Mining and Resources network in WA (WIMWA).
Sabina is the sole manager of this network and also has a formal role as the WA representative on the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) WIMNet initiative. Since WIMWA’s formation in 2003, the network has now expanded to over 1000 members.
Through the establishment and promotion of WIMWA, Sabina has provided an important focus for women to test ideas, associate with colleagues in non-threatening environments and she has promoted and encouraged mentors and role models for women in the sector.
Sabina’s career has included both resident and fly in/fly out operational roles, and more recently in consulting and project management roles. She has demonstrated, particularly to young women coming through, that traditional progression is open to women as well as men, as long as they are prepared to commit.
Sabina is currently Manager, Mining at Momentum Partners.