Women in Mining Vancouver Run for the Cure, 28 Sep 2012
Lucy Stocker presentation to Women in Mining, WIMWA, September 2012
WIM CIM Panel 2012, Canada July 2012
WIMARQ’s inaugural Inspire! convention was a great success, Jul 2012
Leading the way for women in mining – Marianne Rogers, Buller Coal General Manager, Jun 2012
Dominic Barton: Key findings from latest research on women executives
On May 1 2012, Dominic Barton, McKinsey’s managing director, addressed the Wall Street Journal’s Task Force for Women in the Economy.
Women in Mining NSW Launch Syndney, 27 Mar 2012
The Women in Mining Network (WIMIN_NSW) was launched in Sydney as part of the State’s International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March 2012.
WIMIN_NSW was established to break the perception that mining is just a blokey pursuit and to attract more women into the State’s growing minerals industry.
We’ve also launched a new website www.wiminnsw.com.au to promote events and to better connect women already working in mining. Check out the website for events, links and contact details.
Diana Mitchell, host of Lunch Counter TV programme, shares a coffee with Barb Courte-Elinesky (Founder WIM Northwestern Ontario) and talks about women in the mining industry. 14 Nov 2011
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Heather Parry, QRC Award Winner interviewed, Aug 2011. Women In Mining by Dominique Clarke for JCNN.
WIM Vancouver Gala Reception, June 2011
Dr Noune Melkoumian talking about Women in Mining on behalf of Mining Education Australia, Apr 2011
Women in Mining on the Rise, PDAC Mar 2011
On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Debbie Carlson of Kitco News caught up with MaryAnn Mihychuk, President of Women in Mining (WIM), to discuss the strides that women have made in the male-dominated mining industry. With a recent influx of women entering the industry, Mihychuk discusses a possible shift towards greater emphasis on social issues.
Perspectives of Women in Mining, Feb 2011
Lyn Anglin (Canada) commenting on the reasons why the number of owmen working in mining is low
20% of women work in Serra Pelada and Carajás, Pará, Brazil / Serra Pelada e Carajás: mulheres ocupam vários cargos na mineração, Feb 2011. Another video on the same topic around the same time
WOMEN TAKE THE WHEEL IN MINING BOOM, Dec 2010
Women in the Mining Industry – Suncor Energy, 14 June 2010
Mining is an industry as big and diverse as Canada itself. Many women have found their futures in various careers here at Suncor.
Video of Women at their Mining Jobs in Brazil, 2010
Women in the pits in Scotland Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, Apr 2009
Women working in the pits – £1 a week pension – no injury pay. This really was the pits – sorting out jobbies from the coal. A fasinating insite into the life of women working in the pits. A low budget film, the criteria was that only women could film and produce this. Maggie Wright & Sarah McCloud produced the content and it was shown at The Lochgelly Centre with Lesley Riddoch praising the film. Due to technical difficulties, it ended up that Steve Wright re-edited the film using Ken Morse techniques.
This is a 28 minute documentary based on Lillian King’s book “SAIR, SAIR WARK, WOMEN AND MINING IN SCOTLAND” describing the work of the hard-working women on the pithead – a job normally associated with men. Fife Fringe & Fife Council put the funding into the film.
Testimonies from some of the last women in Scotland to have worked in this industry examines their fears, joys, tears and camaraderie.
“Women In Mining” was a micro budget production which premiered at a Women in Mining Conference in Lochgelly Centre, Fife. Leslie Riddoch – Radio Scotland, Christine May – Fife Council, Helen Liddle, MSP and many others praised the quality of the production and the value of the oral traditions.
Lillian has written eight non fiction books and edited over twenty, including poetry, autobiography and Keepers and Seekers, a series of five children’s books. She won the Writers News Robert Browning Centenary Poetry Competition and the Writers Association of Scotland Constable Trophy for an unpublished novel. You can purchased her books here http://www.windfallbooks.co.uk/alltit…
Another film by Maggie Wright is “Here We Go – Women Living The Strike” of 1984. We have clips of it, but due to the archival footage we can only show certain parts on YouTube. Available at www.tv2day.net
Flavia sharpens drillers at the entry of an underground mine, she speaks of her role as women in the sector and of her fascination with the deep mine.
Mineral Invisibility project, Minas Gerais, Brazil 2008
“Here We Go – Women Living the Strike!” is a documentary specifically focussing on the role that the women played during the most significant industrial battle of the 20th century – the 1984-85 miner’s strike. Much has been recorded, filmed and written about the men’s involvement in the strike, but as is often the case, the role of the women has been overshadowed- and yet without their support the strike could not have lasted the length that it did. Although there had been many strikes in the past, the 1984-85 strike was unique in that many women were moved by, not only the impact this was to have on their own lives, but their whole communities and their cultural existence. Women therefore were able to use this unique experience as catalyist for being involved, not only in the soup kitchens, but politically! This exclusive film acknowledges the critical role that many of these brave women undertook and the subsequent impact this was to have on the next 25 years of their lives, and in many cases, changing the course of their lives forever! There are many moving accounts reflecting back on the past 20 years and yet the emotions are still as fresh as when they were first displayed. A percentage of the proceeds of the sales will be donated to a fund which has been set up by the Women’s History in Mining (Fife) Ltd, and this will go towards producing an educational pack along with the DVD and will be made available to all schools and colleges throughout Britain. To order any copies of the film please log onto www.tv2day.net and your copy can be ordered on line. Or, if you would rather send a cheque it can be made out to TV2DAY for £14.99 (includes postage and packing), and sent to, West Grangemuir Farmhouse, Pittenweem, Anstruther, Fife. KY10 2RB.
A Day in the Life of a Wigan Coal Miner 1911
Filmed by Keystone in 1911 for the LNWR ( London & North Western Railway ) who had their own full time film unit.
The film was produced to feature both a typical Lancashire colliery served by the LNWR and also the women surface workers or Pit Brow Lasses who had been in the news after moves to legislate against their empoyment on the surface at collieries. More women surface workers were employed at Lancashire collieries than in any other coalfield.
The colliery featured was Alexandra Colliery of Wigan Coal & Iron Co Ltd. Shafts were sunk at the colliery from 1856 in an ancient mining district, records going back to the 14th century.
The shaft eventually reached 772 yards and the Arley seam. The famous Haigh Cannel seam was also accessed. The colliery closed in June 1955.
Link to video