IWiM Photo Gallery

IWiM Photo Campaign

The IWiM Photo Campaign calls on all women in the industry to submit their photo and asks mining companies to support this campaign. The campaign aims to create a photo library on our site whilst increasing awareness of just how many women work in what is perceived to be a male dominated sector. So whether you are a CEO, geologist, engineer, corporate adviser, HR, environmental or social scientist, a dump truck operator or an electrician – we would love to hear from you.

This campaign has a number of objectives:

  • Accurate depiction of women working in the sector
  • Visual role models for the younger generation, and even for families and friends of the women portrayed who don’t get to see them at work
  • Showcase the amazing variety of roles in which women are employed in the industry
  • Reflect the growing number of female employees in the industry
  • Help towards culture change in a male-dominated industry

We would like to know where the photo was taken and the context, as well as your name, job title and employer. The combination of photo and detail will tell a story, providing a narrative with the visual support of the photo and thereby become more powerful. We believe that the combination will do more to change the male-dominated culture than the photo alone.

The photos in the IWiM Photo Gallery are all rights reserved. Please respect the privacy of our contributors and refrain from downloading without written permission.

Photo Gallery

Anne Oxley
Technology Manager
Acoje Nickel Project
European Nickel
The Philippines (2008)

The Acoje project team use a local restaurant with WiFi as an interim office while the proper facilities are set up.

Rosie Kwasie
Engineering Geologist
Keegan Gold Exploration
Esaase, Ghana (2010-2012)

Data updates with Micromine Software.

Genie Oil Shale Mongolia LLC
subsidiary of US-based Genie Oil and Gas Inc.

The company provides equal career opportunity for Mongolian women professionals working in Mongolia’s striving mining industry.

Moira Vice
Women in Engineering Course Graduate
Challenger Institute of Technology

At Challenger’s ACEPT oil and gas training facility control room.

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Carolyn Bursey
Sr. Supervisor Mine Operations
IOC
Rio Tinto
Canada

Lindsay Haeusler, P.Eng
Metallurgist
McClean Lake Mine
AREVA Resources
Saskatchewan, Canada

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Gargi Mishra
Geologist
De Beers
India

Checking quarry rocks for geologic anomaly.

Gargi Mishra
Geologist
De Beers
Angola

Core logging.

Gargi Mishra
Geologist
Victor Mine Exploration Program
De Beers
Ontario, Canada (2007)

Locating and mapping kimberlites. – 2 photos

Birgit Rameseder
Geologist
Victor Diamond Mine
De Beers
Ontario, Canada (2007)

ERT high angle.

Birgit Rameseder
Geologist
Victor Diamond Mine
De Beers
Ontario, Canada (2009)

Birgit Rameseder
Geologist
Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine
De Beers
Northwest Territories, Canada (2002)

Birgit Rameseder (and Cindy)
Geologist
Victor Diamond Mine
De Beers
Ontario, Canada (2007)

At camp.

Birgit Rameseder
Geologist
Victor Diamond Mine
De Beers
Ontario, Canada (2007)

Camp drilling group.

Bailey Edwards
Geologist
Wolverine Mine
Yukon Zinc
Yukon, Canada

Winter. 

Bailey Edwards
Geologist
Wolverine Mine
Yukon Zinc
Yukon, Canada

3 photos.

Bailey Edwards
Geologist
Wolverine Mine
Yukon Zinc
Yukon, Canada

In front of portal access. 

Bailey Edwards
Geologist
Black Fox Mine
Brigus Gold
Matheson, ON  Canada

Underground in front of a bull quartz.

Bailey Edwards
Geologist
Black Fox Mine
Brigus Gold
Matheson, ON  Canada

Underground.

Bailey Edwards
Geologist
Hislop Mine
St. Andrew Goldfields
Matheson, ON  Canada

Rosie Kwasie
Geotechnical Engineer
Cominco Hinda Phosphate Exploration
Coffey Mining
Congo (2012)

Site inspection for geotechnical drilling for pit design.

Rosie Kwasie
Geotechnical Engineer
Cominco Hinda Phosphate Exploration
Coffey Mining
Congo (2012)

Geotechnical drill site for pit design. – 2 photos

Rosie Kwasie
Engineering Geologist
Coffey Mining
Ghana

With a team of Engineering Geologists. We were measuring structures for oriented core for pit design.

Rosie Kwasie
Engineering Geologist
Keegan Gold Exploration
Esaase, Ghana (2010)

Infill RC drilling by geodrill for resource evaluation.

Rosie Kwasie
Engineering Geologist
Keegan Gold Exploration
Esaase, Ghana (2010)

Logging RC chips for resource evaluation at the coreshed.

Rosie Kwasie
Engineering Geologist
Keegan Gold Exploration
Esaase, Ghana (2010)

Site inspection with Geotech Engineer for geotech site investigations – tailings dam design.

Kamini Manick
Geologist
Red Rock Resources
Kenya (2009)

On my first trip to the company’s exploration camp. After logging the drill core, I am marking out the portions to be sampled for gold.

Kamini Manick
Geologist
Project Manager
Red Rock Resources
Kenya (2011)

Speaking at the annual MBI East Africa conference in Nairobi. I presented on the geology and exploration work on Red Rock’s gold project in SW Kenya.

Rosie Kwasie
Engineering Geologist
Coffey Mining
Busua, Ghana (2011)

Field trip with Dr. John Smith (Coffey –Perth, AU) for structural geology course. – 2 photos

Leticia Michalishen
Geological Technologist
Galore Creek Mining Corp.
Galore Creek, BC, Canada (2012)

We went out in the helicopter to do some fieldwork and this photo was taken overlooking our camp and the valley.

Hilary Goh
Geologist
GEOS Mining
Northern Territory, Australia (2012)

Logging rock chips.

Sherri Doidge, P.Eng
(2nd year RRU Master’s Program in Leadership)
Capital Projects Manager
Mosaic Potash
Saskatchewan, Canada

Touring to the top of the new Esterhazy K3 shaft, first to the hoist 375 feet above surface, and then more. – 2 photos

Lindsay Bedard
Electrical Engineer
Key Lake Mine
Cameco
Saskatchewan, Canada

 Lindsay Bedard
Electrical Engineer
PCS Lanigan Mine
AMEC
Saskatchewan, Canada

Lindsay Bedard
Electrical Engineer
DeBeers Victor Mine
AMEC
Ontario, Canada

Ardena Power
IOC
Rio Tinto
Canada Crusher
Labrador City, Canada

Donna Peske
Manager, IT
General Moly
Eureka, NV  USA

Maintaining microwave radio system.

Catharine Farrow, PhD PGeo
CEO
Hope Bay Project
Doris Camp Power Plant
TMAC Resources
Kitikmeot, NU  Canada
(July 2013)

This is a picture of me reviewing the installation of a 1.45 MW generator.

Donna Millwood
Tyre Fitter
Anglo American (2012)

Inspecting tyre
wear and tear on haul truck.

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 Elsie Antuna
Haul Truck Operator
Peace River Coal
Anglo American
British Columbia, Canada (Jun 2012)

Driver climbing up a haul truck.

Natasha Nagyugalek
Machine Operator
Meadowvale Gold Mine
Agnico-Eagle
Kivalliq, NU  Canada

Boitumelo Mosala
Assistant Foreman

Tshegofatso Loeto
Keiimmetse Tsele
Haul Truck Operators

Sisihen Iron Ore Mine
Anglo American
South Africa (2013)

Female haul truck operators in front of a Giant Caterpillar 795F haul truck.

Los Bronces Copper Mine
Anglo American
Colina, Chile (2012)

Employees at the flotation tank area at Las Tortolas.

Mauriza Martins da Silva
Adelita Quenet
Ore Preparation Coordinator

Codemin
Anglo American
Brazil (2012)

At the wood chip conveyor.

Susan Daigneault
Electrician
Hoist Operator
McArthur River Mine
Cameco
Saskatchewan, Canada

Operating the Production Hoist. 

Kaila Christie
Equipment Operator
Rock Truck Driver
British Columbia, Canada

Olga Fernandez
Renato Loaiza
Process Engineers
Cerro Matoso Nickel Mine
BHP Billiton
Colombia (2008)

Inspecting the downstream processing plant. Photo taken by Anne Oxley.

Heidi Thibert
Truck Driver
Detour Lake Mine
Detour Gold Corp.
Ontario, Canada

3 photos with her truck.

Darlene Duerks
Truck Driver
Fording River Operations
Teck Coal
Elkford, BC  Canada

Operating a 5-shovel cab.

Darlene Duerks
Truck Driver
Fording River Operations
Teck Coal
Elkford, BC  Canada

2 photos on the catwalk.

Jessica Pereira
Health Officer
Callide Mine
Anglo American
Queensland, Australia (Jan 2014)

#DayInTheLife – Callide mine, 11 am. Jessica reviews whether the new layout of the cabins are better for the driver, and specifically assesses the position of a piece of equipment that is frequently reached for by the driver. 

Jessica Pereira
Health Officer
Callide Mine
Anglo American
Queensland, Australia (Jan 2014)

#DayInTheLife – Callide mine, 2:30 pm. Jessica demonstrates how manual tasks on the rear deck of a dump truck should be done safely.

Jessica Pereira
Health Officer
Callide Mine
Anglo American
Queensland, Australia (Apr 2014)

#DayInTheLife – Callide mine, 9:30 am. Jessica talks a fitter through ways he can reduce the risk of injury while working on a dozer. This involves: posture, exertion, repetition and duration of tasks. In her role as health officer at Callide mine, she is one of many employees who implement safety activities across our operations – a crucial step in the health and well-being of our people.

Korin Kelly
Ok Teding Mining
Port Moresby Harbour, Papua New Guinea

Recording sample locations for Ok Tedi Mining’s sediment sampling program.

Jacqui Raynes
Superintendent – Industrial Site Mgmt Environment Dept.
Ok Teding Mining
Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea

Preparing samples for Ok Tedi Mining’s sediment sampling program.

Jacqui Raynes
Superintendent – Industrial Site Mgmt Environment Dept.
Ok Teding Mining
Freeport, Indonesia

Planting a tree.
– 2 photos

Clara Nanuk
Nursery Project Officer
Ok Teding Mining
Freeport, Indonesia

Planting a tree.

Clara Nanuk
Nursery Project Officer
Ok Teding Mining
Freeport, Indonesia

Reviewing nursery practices.

Clara Nanuk
Nursery Project Officer
Ok Teding Mining
Tabubil, WP  Papua New Guinea

Carrying out pot trials for the Bige Revegetation Project.
– 2 photos

Rebecca Collett
Environmental Advisor
Emergency Response
Gold Fields
Western Australia

Dipping a piezometer.

Rebecca Collett
Environmental Advisor
Emergency Response
Gold Fields
Western Australia

Fire training for Emergency Response.

Rebecca Collett
Environmental Advisor
Emergency Response

Bettina Pettit
Processing Administrator

Gold Fields
Western Australia

Rope training for Emergency Response.

Anne Gent
Environmental Scientist
Cigar Lake Project
Cameco
Northern Saskatchewan, Canada

Collecting water samples.

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Anne Gent
Environmental Scientist
Key Lake Uranium Operation
Cameco
Northern Saskatchewan, Canada

At nearby Delta Lake, completing a follow-up study on selenium in the environment.

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Anne Gent
Environmental Scientist
McArthur River Uranium Mine
Cameco
Northern Saskatchewan, Canada

Picture taken underground.

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Dawn Hamilton
HSE Advisor
IOC
Rio Tinto
Labrador City, Canada

Catharine Farrow, PhD PGeo
CEO
Hope Bay Project
Doris Camp Power Plant
TMAC Resources
Kitikmeot, NU  Canada
(July 2013)

Walking along Doris Creek upstream of the fish monitoring station.

Rachel Hackett
Environmental Scientist
Aurecon
Mackay, QLD, Australia

Conducting Ecological Assessment – I’m checking fennel traps near Moranbah, Australia.

Anne Oxley
Technology Manager
Çaldağ Nickel Laterite Project
European Nickel
Manisa, Turkey (2005)

Julie Shuttleworth
General Manager
Cloudbreak Mine
Fortescue Metals
Western Australia
(2013)

Iron ore stockpiles.

Christine Devane
EPCM Construction Manager
Tomingley Gold Project
Alkane Resources
New South Wales, Australia
(2013)

Me with Alkane’s COO and PM in front of the ball mill’s girth gear during assembly. I am the one with hand on hip.

Nelao Udjombala
Mine Geologist
Rossing Uranium
Rio Tinto
Namibia

View of our open pit.

Melanie McCarthy
Mine Manager
Costerfield Operations
Mandalay Resources
Victoria, Australia

Jacqui Raynes
Superintendent – Industrial Site Mgmt Environment Dept.
Ok Teding Mining
Tabubil, WP
Papua New Guinea

Taking a selfie with the underground team.

Jacqui Raynes
Superintendent – Industrial Site Mgmt Environment Dept.
Ok Teding Mining
Tabubil, WP
Papua New Guinea

Taking the train at an underground portal. 

Jacqui Raynes
Superintendent – Industrial Site Mgmt Environment Dept.
Ok Teding Mining

Terry Tye
HSET Superintendent
Downer EDI Mining

Tabubil, WP
Papua New Guinea

Underground portal.

Makamu Ntshuxeko
Mining Engineering Graduate
University of South Africa
Two Rivers Platinum Mine
Limpopo, South Africa

In an underground waiting place during my internship programme.

Jessica O’Malley
EHS & Training Advisor
BHP Billiton Olympic Dam
Boart Longyear
South Australia

On nightshift at Prominent Hill Mine in Coober Pedy, South Australia. Just come up from underground whilst lending a hand on the rigs.

Mireya Anaya Rosaes
Production Geologist
Perséverance Mine
Glencore Xstrata
Matagami, PQ  Canada (2013)

Stalactites

Georgette Barnes
Executive Director
Georgette Barnes Ltd.

Rosie Kwasie
Geological Engineer
Geomaven Services

Ghana (2015)

Outreach: Visiting women in artisanal quarry work. – 4 photos

Georgette Barnes
Executive Director
Georgette Barnes Ltd.

Rosie Kwasie
Geological Engineer
Geomaven Services

Kwabeng, Ghana (2016)

WIM Ghana small scale mining site visits. – 3 photos

Georgette Barnes
Executive Director
Georgette Barnes Ltd.
Ghana (Dec 2015)

Golden Star Resources celebrates children in their catchment community at Christmas. – 9 photos

Olivia Ryan
HSE Manager
Bonikro Mine
Equigold NL
Ivory Coast (2008)

Bonikro village. – 3 photos

Olivia Ryan
HSE Manager
Bonikro Mine
Equigold NL
Ivory Coast (2008)

Bonikro Christmas celebration.

Gargi Mishra
Geologist
De Beers
Congo

Village kids – Another day in the life of a field geologist.

Jana Kandus
Project Expeditor
Daandine Expansion Project
Amec Foster Wheeler
Port of Brisbane, QLD  Australia (Jun 2015)

Some perspective on how large the load is.

Jana Kandus
Procurement Officer
Peak Downs Coal Mine
BHP Billiton
Queensland, Australia (2015)

Dusty and dirty after walking from top to bottom in 45 degree heat at the Coal Handling Prep Plant.

Jana Kandus
Procurement Officer
Saraji Coal Mine
BHP Billiton
Queensland, Australia (2015)

Dragline shutdown repair.

Jana Kandus
Project Expeditor
Daandine Expansion Project
Amec Foster Wheeler
Port of Brisbane, QLD  Australia (Jun 2015)

Aboard the general freighter vessel AAL Hong Kong whilst witnessing unloading of 118 tonne reciprocating compressor from China.

Jana Kandus
Project Expeditor
Daandine Expansion Project
Amec Foster Wheeler
Port of Brisbane, QLD  Australia (Jun 2015)

The reciprocating compressor being unloaded.

Jana Kandus
Project Expeditor
Daandine Expansion Project
Amec Foster Wheeler
Port of Brisbane, QLD  Australia (Jun 2015)

Inspecting the load at midnight before setting off in a convoy to escort the compressor up the mountain range in Toowoomba.

Anne Oxley
Technology Manager
Acoje Nickel Project
European Nickel
The Philippines (2008)

Looking for suitable sites for the commercial heap pad. The project development team included her husband Mike Oxley, EN’s Business Development Manager and Project Manager for the Acoje Project.

Anne Oxley
Technology Manager
Acoje Nickel Project
European Nickel
The Philippines (2008)

On the helicopter searching for heap leach sites.

Clara Nanuk
Nursery Project Officer
Ok Teding Mining
Freeport, Indonesia

Enjoying a ride in the cable car.

Jacqui Raynes
Superintendent – Industrial Site Mgmt Environment Dept.
Ok Teding Mining
Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea

 Jacqui Raynes
Superintendent – Industrial Site Mgmt Environment Dept.
Ok Teding Mining
Tabubil, WP  Papua New Guinea

Kaitlyn Merrin
Logistics Officer
McNab Constructions
Gladstone, QLD  Australia
(Jun 2013)

On the barge to Gladstone’s GLNG plant.

Catharine Farrow, PhD PGeo
CEO
Hope Bay Project
Windy Lake
TMAC Resources
Kitikmeot, NU  Canada
(Aug 2013)

Walking along the road with arms over my head trying not to startle a caribou on the road.

Catharine Farrow, PhD PGeo
CEO
Hope Bay Project
Doris Camp Power Plant
TMAC Resources
Cambridge Bay, NU  Canada (May 2013)

Heading out on the land on snow machines.

Emily Colborne
Amber Nelson
Mining & Metals Strategic Analyst
Ernst & Young
Birmingham, UK (2013)

2 photos.

Tracey Kerr
Group Head of Exploration
Anglo American
London, UK (Mar 2014)

Tracey is an inspiration to female exploration geologists across the world. She has succeeded in top leadership positions in differing cultures, often working in remote areas for long periods of time.

 

Genie Oil Shale Mongolia LLC
subsidiary of US-based Genie Oil and Gas Inc.

The company provides equal career opportunity for Mongolian women professionals working in Mongolia’s striving mining industry. – 2 photos

Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi JSC
subsidiary of Erdenes Mongol
Mongolia

Mongolian women working in mining. – 5 photos

Deirdre Lingenfelder
Head of Safety and Sustainable Development
De Beers South Africa
Anglo American
South Africa (Mar 2014)

Her work ranges from being a guest university lecturer, an Anglo American Young Leader, to being shortlisted for an EDIE, Deirdre has spent 15 in sustainable development and project management.

Cornelia Holtzhausen
General Manager
Thabazimbi Mine
Anglo American
South Africa (Mar 2014)

Cornelia became the first female General Manager in 2010 and is a member of Envision Board of Trustees, and the Champion of Women in Mining within Kumba Iron Ore.

La India Gold Mine
Agnico-Eagle
Sonora, Mexico

Kayla Parker
Meadowvale Gold Mine
Agnico-Eagle
Kivalliq, NU  Canada

Meadowvale is a FIFO operation, so the site has on-site facilities such as a kitchen to service all 500 employees.

Heike Truol
Head of Commerical Services
Anglo American
London, UK (Mar 2014)

Heike set up the Strategy function, introducing and embedding the strategic planning process across the business. She played a leading role in the De Beers acquisition and integration. 

Bettina Pettit
Processing Administrator
Granny Smith Mine
Gold Fields
Western Australia (2013)

Doing inspections on top of the Processing Tanks.

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Tening Ndour Sow
RAMP Contract Administrator
Sabodala Gold Mine
Teranga Gold
Dakar, Senegal

Ozge Korkmaz
Chemist
Laboratory Manager
Çaldağ Nickel Laterite Project
European Nickel
Manisa, Turkey (2005)

Photo taken by
Anne Oxley.

Anne Oxley
Technology Manager
Nickel Laterite Research Centre
European Nickel
The Philippines (2008)

Design review meeting near Subic Bay. The plan was to construct a US$20M facility to assess all nickel laterites in the Philippines centrally.

L-R: from South Africa, Venashree “Vicky”Smith (The Philippines R&D Manager) and her husband Vincent Smith (Chief Process Engineer); Len Spencer (Metallurgical & Construction Consultant), Brad Granger (Construction Manager), both Australian engineers; Mike Oxley (Business Development Manager).

Anne Oxley
Co-Founder
Technical Director
Alyssum Ventures
Cape Town, Johannesburg (2012)

With co-author Dr. Nic Barcza (on her right) and Dr. Barry Wills who heads up MEI (Minerals Engineering International). Anne and Nic’s paper Hydro-Pyro Integration of Nickel Laterites was the Key Note at the MEI Ni 2012 Conference. 

Nikki Levitt
Human Resources Advisor
Barrick Gold
Porgera, Papua New Guinea (2012)

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Clara Nanuk
Nursery Project Officer

Jacqui Raynes
Superintendent – Industrial Site Mgmt Environment Dept.

Ok Teding Mining
Freeport, Indonesia

Clara and Jacqui join the rehabilitation team’s visit to Freeport. 

 Jacqui Raynes
Superintendent – Industrial Site Mgmt Environment Dept.
Ok Teding Mining
Tabubil, WP  Papua New Guinea

Josephine Sum
Metallurgical Superintendent

Julie Shuttleworth
Process Manager

Bulyanahulu Mine
Barrick Gold
Tanzania (2005)

Julie Shuttleworth
General Manager

Lauren Elliott
Principal Geologist

Buzwagi Mine
Barrick Gold
Tanzania (Dec 2009)

 Johanna Cowell
Underground Manager

Julie Shuttleworth
General Manager

Granny Smith Mine
Barrick Gold
Western Australia (Jun 2013)

Julie Shuttleworth
Process Manager
Buzwagi Mine
Barrick Gold
Tanzania (2009)

Gold bars.

Donna Vella and Susan Grant
Shotfirers
Peak Downs Mine
BMA Coal
BHP Billiton
Queensland, Australia

Taken at crib time immediately after loading and shooting a 700 hole coal shot. It was a very big day. We totally love our work!

Michelle McKinnon
Superintendent, Supply Chain
Gibraltar Mine
Taseko
British Columbia, Canada

Sharon Beliveau
Adv. Business Improvement Cost Management

Judith Leclerc
Superintendent Rail Chartering

Natalie Rouleau
Sr. Advisor Communication

IOC
Rio Tinto
Canada

Judith Leclerc
Superintendent Rail Chartering
IOC
Rio Tinto
Sept-Îles, PQ  Canada

Jessica Bérubé
Supervisor Warehouse
IOC
Rio Tinto
Sept-Îles, PQ  Canada

Jody Cellar
Superintendent Process Development
Dampier Salt Ltd.
Solar Salt Operations
Rio Tinto
Port Hedland, Australia

Dr. Carla Boehl
BEng, MSc, PhD, MIEAust, CPEng, NPER, GAICD
Sr. Lecturer, Researcher, Consultant
WA School of Mines
Curtin University
Perth, Australia
(Nov 2013)

Speaking at “Education in Mining” Sundowner.

Jana Kandus
Lead Vendor Data Expeditor
Constancia Project
Ausenco
Peru (2013)

These 2 photos were taken when I was nominated for the QRC Rising Star Award for International Women’s Day.

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