About Us

Welcome to International Women in Mining

International Women in Mining (IWiM) currently has 9,700+ members from over 100 countries. We connect with and support 45+ WIM groups around the world.  

IWiM aims to implement initiatives that improve worldwide gender balance in the mining industry, and foster the professional development of women in mining.

We are currently developing projects to:

IWiM provides information, links to resources and facilitates lively discussions on issues important to women working in the industry.


“To be the leading global platform for all women in mining via initiatives that improve worldwide diversity and foster women’s professional development in the mining industry”

Mission Statement

It is the Mission of IWiM to implement initiatives that improve worldwide gender balance in the mining industry, and foster the professional development of women in mining”

The ‘what’ Vision

  • Change mining industry for the better – more gender equality
  • Change male-dominated attitudes and behaviours, so that women thrive more in their careers and are more successful
  • Bring all mining groups across the globe and its members closer together
  • Role models for younger generation – start outreach activities
  • Help mining companies improve gender balance

The ‘how’ Mission

  • Supporting growth of female participation in the sector, from entry-level jobs to senior executive and board level
  • Developing international projects that contribute to positive change in the mining sector
  • Providing information and access to contacts worldwide
  • Increasing interaction globally via a dedicated discussion forum
  • Fostering links between existing WIM groups and their members
  • Representing women where there is no WIM group yet
  • Encouraging and advising new WIM groups