How Fortescue Metals became the second ASX company in Australia’s history to have a board dominated by women

Originally published by Women’s Agenda – November 2016. A few years ago Fortescue Metals Group was the last ASX50 company to have an all-male board. Less than three years on, it will become only the second ASX-listed company to have a board dominated by women.   Fortescue’s chairman and founder, Andrew Forrest, was unwilling to […]

Digging into diversity

Originally published by Northern Ontario Business – October 2016. When Anna Tudela walked into her first mining conference, she was the only woman in a room packed with men. She was sure she had found the wrong place. On October 18, the vice-president of diversity, regulatory affairs and corporate secretary at Goldcorp was happy to […]

Women In Energy

Originally published by Catalyst.org – November 2016. Globally There Are Fewer Women in the Energy Industry Than in Tech1 Only 5% of executive board members are women at the top 200 power and utility companies.2 Women are 14% of senior management at the top 200 power and utility companies. 3 Latin America, the Caribbean, and […]

Mining women empowerment programme launched

Originally published by Ghana Business News – November 2016. Going for Gold, a women empowerment programme that aims at working towards women living in and around artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mines in Ghana and Tanzania, has been launched in Accra. The partnership programme, which consists of Simavi, Solidaridad and Healthy Entrepreneurs, was in collaboration with […]

Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards open for nominations

Originally published by The Examiner – November 2016. PIONEERS: 2016 Tasmanian Women in Resources finalists Tarrisha Simpson, Kelly Down and Ariel Pasco formed the panel at the 2017 awards launch at QVMAG on Thursday. Picture: Hamish Geale Nominations for the 2017 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards were officially opened on Thursday night at a launch […]

Gina Rinehart paints mining trucks pink in honour of breast cancer victims

Originally published by The Daily Telegraph – October 2016. WHEN Gina Rinehart steps foot on her Roy Hill mine in the Pilbara’s rugged and dusty terrain her mother is not far from her mind. Having lost her mother Hope to cancer more than 30 years ago, the mining magnate is honouring all women who have […]

Meet the Woman who Fought Society and the Legal System to Become India’s First Female Mining Engineer

Originally published by The Better India – October 2016. Dr. Chandrani Prasad Verma fought tough odds to become India’s first female mining engineer. This is the story of her struggle, passion, dedication, and success. There was a time when virtually every profession in the country was dominated by men. But the winds of change have […]

Gold Industry Group brings together industry to promote diversity

Originally published by Gold Industry Group – October 2016. The Gold Industry Group hosted its inaugural Women in Gold event at The Perth Mint earlier this month, attended by more than 300 industry professionals. The event was hosted in conjunction with Women in Mining WA to recognise and promote women in gold. Headline speaker Gold […]

Belmont and WA Awards’ Business Person of the Year: Kais a winner for woman

Originally published in Southern Gazette – November 2016. AS a woman in a male-dominated industry, the 23rd Belmont and WA Awards’ Business Person of the Year hopes her success will be an inspiration to other women. Sharon Kais was recognised at last Wednesday’s awards ceremony at the Perth Convention Centre, for her success as founder […]

Ana Maria Aranibar – “You have to be a fighter!”

November Profile For over 40 years Ana Maria Aranibar has been involved in the mining sector in Bolivia, sharing information, creating networks and building communities. She started out in the state sector in communications and rose through the ranks. Then 20 years ago she created her consultancy which is dedicated to pursuing social and corporate […]

2017 Women in Resources Awards – nominations open

Originally published by Chamber of Minerals and Energy – November 2017. RECOGNISING THE POWER OF DIVERSITY IN THE WA RESOURCES SECTOR Established in 2010 by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, the Women in Resources Awards is designed to recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive […]

Australia’s richest woman invests £245m in UK’s biggest potash mine

Originally published by The Guardian – October 2016. Gina Rinehart signs deal with mine on edge of North York Moors given go-ahead last year after protracted planning battle Gina Rinehart’s company, Hancock Prospecting, signed a £245m deal with Sirius Minerals, which is behind the mine. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, has invested […]

Australian miners strike a chord on gender balance

Originally published by Herald Sun – October 2016. Noted geologist and former CSIRO chief Megan Clark is one of three women on Rio Tinto’s board. AUSTRALIAN miners are showing the way for their global peers on gender diversity, with women holding about a third of board seats at the nation’s biggest resources companies to buck […]

Fifty percent female: BHP’s massive ambition for workplace gender diversity

Originally published by Women’s Agenda – October 2016. BHP’s workforce is currently only 17.5% female.  There are achievable targets, and then there are bold, ambitious goals that take significant work, effort and resources to achieve – but ultimately aim to really harness the potential of the entire population. So I was stunned to see this […]

Gold industry talks diversity

Originally published by MiningNews.net – October 2016. THE Gold Industry Group put diversity firmly on the agenda on Friday when it hosted its inaugural Women in Gold event in Perth. Kelly Carter. More than 300 mining industry professionals attended the sundowner, which was held at the Perth Mint in conjunction with Women in Mining WA. […]

WIMWiN Mine Your Potential event

Elvia Torres Morales of Mosaic Potash Esterhazy attended the WIMWiN Mine Your Potential event in September in Saskatchewan. Here are highlights: Key Note Speaker: “Meandering through a career in Mining” – Dr. ‘Lyn Anglin Chief Scientific Officer at Imperial Metals Corporation based in Vancouver discussed her career path and some key decisions she made and what […]

Swinburne offers engineering research fellowships just for women

Originally published by Engineers Australia – October 2016. Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is offering research fellowships for women in Engineering and IT, which it says is a first for the Australian tertiary sector. The Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowships – Women in STEM are designed to address the underrepresentation of women in STEM and […]

School of Mines lands $1.1M in grants to aid women engineers

Originally published by Rapid City Journal – September 2016   Courtesy photo School of Mines faculty members are celebrating major grants to help more women become engineers. Pictured here, from left, are Shaobo Huang, Jennifer Benning, Cassandra Degen, Paula Jensen,Kelli McCormick, Michael West, Jon Kellar and Andrea Brickey.  Two grants totaling $1.1 million have been […]

Claire Rutkowski appointed Bentley Systems’ CIO

Originally published by Australian Mining – October 2016. Claire Rutkowski has been appointed Bentley Systems’ new chief information officer, joining the company’s executive team. Rutkowski previously worked as CIO at MWH Global and was responsible for delivering IT strategy and services; supporting around 7000 engineering professionals worldwide. She joined MWH in 1998 and has worked […]

Chandrani is mining sector’s first woman PhD

Originally published by The Times of India – September 2016. Nagpur: While it is still a male-dominated sector, a woman from Vidarbha has made a name for herself in the mining industry which has a reputation of being rough, remote and dangerous. At a time when girls were barred from even considering an education in […]

Empowering women is ‘critical’ in the mining industry – Teke

Originally published by Mining Review Africa – September 2016. Southern Africa Chamber of Mines president Mike Teke says the empowerment of women is critical to help the mining industry deliver on its transformation objectives. Speaking at the “Innovation in Mining Workshop” hosted by Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) on the sidelines of the Electra Mining […]

2017 CME Women in Resources Awards

Originally published by CME WA – September 2016. Established in 2010, the Women in Resources Awards (WIRA) recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities and enhances the recognition and participation of women in the sector. More details can be found here. The entry process encourages individuals and […]

Nominations open for 2017 Resources Awards for Women

Originally published by WIMARQ – September 2016. Date: Wed 8 Mar 2017 Venue: Sofitel Hotel Format: Awards and breakfast Host: BHP Billiton Nominations are now open for the QRC/WIMARQ BHP Billiton 2017 Resources Awards for Women. Winners of these awards become finalists in the Women in Resources National Awards, and we’d love a repeat of […]

Career Resilience – what does it take for a resources business to survive a downturn?

Originally published by WIMARQ – September 2016. Dr Vanessa Guthrie – five keys to resilient leadership During her recent address to a WIMARQ event, hosted by Mullins Lawyers in Brisbane, Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Chief Executive of Toro Energy and Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia, gave the following insights. She says she has learned […]

WIMWA Centre for Ethical Leadership (Melbourne University) Scholarship opportunity

Originally published by WIMWA – September 2016. With thanks to the ongoing support of Professor Bob Wood, WIMWA are delighted to announce a scholarship place is again available for the CEL (Melbourne University) Ethical Leadership Program.  To apply please send a 250 word (maximum) statement addressing “how you would use this opportunity to benefit other […]

Lita Calenzani – “The better prepared you are, the more opportunities you’ll have and the more likely you are to achieve your goals.”

October profile | Perfil de Octubre – Español Peruvian Lita Calenzani has spent 30 years in the mining industry and says if she had to live her live over and choose where to work, she would choose mining again. She took the opportunities that were offered to her and moved from roles traditionally held by women […]

Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders Program

Originally published by WOB Australia – September 2016. Powerful and unique offering Our high level leadership program Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders is a powerful and unique offering that will challenge, inspire, engage and stretch you to achieve influential and strategic leadership and board roles, now and in the future. “True leadership is about […]

Mine Your Potential conference aims to attract women to mining, nuclear sectors

Originally published by Saskatoon StarPhoenix – September 2016. Cameco Corp. Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Officer Alice Wong addresses the 2015 Mine Your Potential Conference in Saskatoon. Photo by Cassie Cos. CASSIE COS / SASKATOON About a quarter of the people who work in Saskatchewan’s mining sector are women — more than double the national […]

Women in Safety

Originally published in Safety + Health Magazine – September 2016. A woman can be a rare face in safety, particularly in leadership roles. When Safety+Health conducts its annual surveys of safety professionals, women consistently make up less than 30 percent of respondents. S+H spoke with five female safety pros about challenges they’ve faced, obstacles they’ve […]

Rebecca Knol appoints as SACOME CEO

Originally published by Australian Mining – September 2016. Rebecca Knol has been appointed as head of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy. She replaces Jason Kuchel, who announced plans to depart in July, after nearly a decade in the role. Knol will step into the position on 17 November. Commenting on her appointment, SACOME […]

WIMWA Mentoring Program S1 2017 mentee applications are now open

Originally published by WiMWA – September 2016. Are you interested in being mentored by some of the most inspirational men and women around town? Would you like to build your professional networks? How about receiving individual support, advice and guidance from a male or female mentor that lives and breathes the same industry as you? […]

Machinery hindering women miners

Originally published in The Daily Mail – September 2016. MWAPE MWENYA, Lusaka LACK of machinery has continued to be a hindrance to production and business competition for Zambian women in mining, says Gramiraj Investments Limited proprietor Mary Lubemba. Ms Lubemba said in an interview that lack of machines is prompting women miners to trade in […]

The problem with KWG’s Ring of Fire video

Canada’s KWG Resources recently came under scrutiny for a supposedly ‘educational’ YouTube video they released. The video, entitled 5 Interesting Ring of Fire Facts seems innocuous enough, until you realise that these facts are being presented by women in bikinis, in an apparent attempt to entice younger workers to the industry. We do not agree with […]

Mining for talent – A study of women on boards in the mining industry

Original article published by PWC , August 2016. Mining for talentAdobe PDF Format “Profit margins are higher for mining companies with women on the board” We have published a report in conjunction with Women in Mining on trends of women on boards and senior executive positions in the global mining industry. Some key findings from the […]

A Conversation With The Minister For The Status Of Women

This article was originally published in The Manitoban – September 2016. Patricia Hajdu discusses the MMIW inquiry, sexual violence, pay equity, reproductive rights and more with the Manitoban Patty Hadju. Photo by Robert Thivierge Federal status of women minister Patricia Hajdu is no stranger to the struggles of being a woman working in volatile environments. Prior being […]

Why are white men over 50 so scared?

This article was originally published on LinkedIn – August 2016. I once had the opportunity to hear Abigail Disney speak, and she stopped me in my tracks with one powerful sentence: “Slavery did not end in the U.S. because black people thought it was a bad idea, Slavery ended because white people thought it was a bad idea.” Abigail […]

Women in Mining One Walk media posts to fight cancer

Dear mining industry communicators and friends: Most of you know about the successful fund-raising that Women in Mining groups across Canada have done, particularly for cancer research and treatment in the last decade. Between WIM Toronto and WIM Vancouver, we have raised a lot of money to fight cancer. The WIM Toronto branch is in the […]

SA’s Jasmine Richards a national rising star

This article was originally published by The Advertiser – September 2016. South Australian mining industry professional Jasmine Richards was last night named a national rising star, taking home the Exceptional Young Woman in Australian Resources award. Ms Richards, 30, was one of five 2016 Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) recipients yesterday and the only local industry […]

National Women in Resources Award recognises the cream of the crop in mining, energy

PHOTO: Rail freight company Aurizon won a Women in Resources Award. (Supplied: Aurizon) An oil and gas executive from Shell Australia has been named as the Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources. Cecile Wake, VP Commercial, took out the top gong at the National Women in Resources event in Adelaide overnight. Ms Wake is also a […]

‘But you’re a girl…?’ – Emma Haddon on her career in mining

This article was originally published by the AusIMM Bulletin magazine – August 2016. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked ‘are you a cleaner here?’ or ‘how did you get this job, you don’t see many girls out here?’ since working in the mining industry, I could buy you all a […]

Women rock the mining world

Elena Mayer galvanizes women in mining “Inspired by the likes of Pat Dillon, Anna Tudela, Maureen Jensen and Deb McCombe, I saw that I could play a role in empowering and connecting women within the mining industry. And so Women Who Rock was born,” declares President and Founder Elena Mayer (IMBA ’15). In 2015, Women […]

Hunter Valley geologist heading to Antarctica for international leadership course

PHOTO: Geologist Marianne Harvey is travelling to Antarctica in December. (1233 ABC Newcastle: Robert Virtue) The icy scenery of Antarctica is a long way from the rural farmland of Farley in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, but for 20 days in December, the beauty of the frozen white mass will greet Marianne Harvey every […]

Women dig mining

Geologist Lesley Weston holds a piece of quartzite while doing field work. Supplied by Lesley Weston The world has changed since Janeanne MacGillivray challenged Subsection 10 of the Yukon Mining Safety Ordinance that stated “no female person shall be employed in underground work in any mine.” That was in 1975 when MacGillivray headed north to […]

Marianne Harvey – “As a woman the more you believe in yourself the better; self-promotion is key and that is all about being confident”

September profile Australian geologist Marianne Harvey is pushing at the boundaries as she prepares for an all-female science voyage with Antarctica as the backdrop. Come December she’ll spend 20 days on a boat headed to Antarctica as part of the Homeward Project. She couldn’t pass up the opportunity, not only because of ‘the cool rocks and […]

South Africa’s Mining Industry: Turning Waste into a Profitable Business

Although her background is in investment analysis, Olebogeng Sentsho entered the South African mining and waste management industry after she found there was a demand in recycling steel balls from mines. From there Yeabo Mining was born. Yeabo Mining is a 100% black woman-owned enterprise that’s doing its best to support other women in the […]