WiMs in the News

On this page we portray women working in the mining sector who have been interviewed or mentioned in the press and magazines.

2016

August

More women in managerial, technical positions in mining globally, but SA still has long way to go | Mining Weekly, 5 August

May

Interview of Estelle Levin | Artisanal Mining and Responsible Sourcing Specialist in Women in Foreign Policy Magazine, 20 May

April

Good News!! – Dr Julie Beeby joins board of OZ Minerals as Non-Executive Director, 20 Apr
My style is having one goal and one dream in mind – Lorraine Mothobekhi talks about her career as a field geologist, 8 Apr
Making A Maternity Shirt For Women In Mining Earned Kym Clark A Hall Of Fame Spot, 5 Apr

March

Interview with Josephine Muruwesi Geologist and Managing Director of Malawian Company Akatswiri Mineral Resources, 18 Mar
“Women still find it hard to climb corporate ladder” says Nompumelelo Zikalala, 18 Mar
A key Queensland mining health and safety body has welcomed its first female members: two highly-qualified mining engineers, 9 Mar
Trail blazing Queensland single mum wins Women’s Day award, 8 Mar

February

Daphne van der Westhuizen – “Don’t let anything stand in your way”, 19 Feb
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has announced its finalists for the 2016 Women in Resources Awards (WIRA), 17 Feb
Louise Grondin wins WIM Canada’s Trailblazer Award 2016, 9 Feb

January

Wollen Nell and fellow Namibian Women in Mining need to be celebrated more, 30 Jan
Anglo American’s most inspirational women in mining, 21 Jan
Barrick’s Faby Manzano and Marian Moroney recognized as inspirational women in mining, 20 Jan
“I am trying to lead the way” – Nkhensani Malongete talks about her role as foreman and working under pressure, 11 Jan
Ladies of the Mines in Colorado, 8 Jan
Sandfire Resources Appoints Maree Arnason as NED, 2 Jan

2015

December

Henley MBA Research Project – Carol Taylor, 13 Dec
100 Inspirational Women in Mining 2015, 7 Dec

November

“Take Charge of Your Career & Set Yourself Goals” – Vanessa de Villiers, 26 Nov
WIM Canada founder MaryAnn Mihychuk becomes Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, 19 Nov
MEI Young Person’s Award for 2014 to Elizabeth Whiteman, 17 Nov

October

How it feels to be a Women in Mining in Australia, 26 Oct
Meet the woman who watches Glencore’s coal mining dollars, 23 Oct
Ghana: Women address challenges and opportunities in mining, 21 Oct
Meet Oyunsuren Nyamjav, Truck Driver at Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi Mine, 16 Oct

September

Kate Hobbs & Aimee Chadwick behind mentoring programme developed for women in mining in Australia, 30 Sept
Meet Samantah Wood – Mining Production Supervisor, 20 Sept
Anglo American: Meet head of technology and innovation at our Platinum business, Jeannette McGill, 15 Sept
Breaking Barriers by Living the Mining Dream – Meet Nditsheni Ramovha, 13 Sept
Women executives in the South African mining sector Johannesburg, South Africa, 3 Sept

August

BHP Billiton now has 3 women on its board! 16 Aug
Sonja van Rooyen talks of mining as a career path where anything is possible as long as you are flexible and like new challenges, 12 Aug
Mentorship is a key ingredient in advancing women in Mining says Jenny Kalidheen, 10 Aug
Cheryl Edwardes Appointed to the Atlas Iron Board in May became its Chair in July, 7 Aug
Being a women in mining in the 1960s: well done to Dr Sandra Close, 6 Aug

July

Inspirational Women of South Australia’s Minerals and Oil & Gas Industries Honoured at Landmark Event, 31 July
First Lady of Zambia calls for more women in mining, 28 July
Meet our Head of Media close up: find out more about Holstein Wong and her job, 21 July
Jennifer Irons joins Diamante Minerals Inc. as CFO, 20 July
South Australian Women in Resources Awards Unearth Exceptional Finalists, 13 July
Women in Materials honoured with the Order of Canada, 12 July

June

2015 Women in Industry Award Winners – Australia, 26 June
Recent female Board Appointments in Mining, 22 June
Louise Grondin, VP Environment & Sustainable Development at Agnico-Eagle Mines won an Award (news in French), 19 June
Congratulations to Sabina Shugg, now a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to the mining industry, 16 June
Profile of Eira Thomas, CEO Kaminak Gold in Resource World Magazine, 7 June
“Putting an end to awkward”, 5 June
Copper mining is a woman’s world, says Chile pioneer, 2 June

May

Julie Shuttleworth has her sights set on a company board seat, 30 May
Samantha Espley takes home the hardware, 25 May
In Norway’s mines, women are a rare resource, 12 May
Meet some of the mothers that work For Anglo American SA to see how they manage work, life and everything in between, 11 May
Sophie Bergeron: No free rides for women in mining, 9 May
Lana Kirk named Rising Star, 6 May
Madam Chilima Advises Women to Invest Time, Knowledge and Skills, 5 May
Former BlackRock mining fund manager Catherine Raw joins Barrick Gold, 4 May
Goldcorp Appoints Margot Franssen to Board of Directors, 3 May

April

Women in Mining: Following the career of Welcha Minnie, 21 April
Naadiya Moosajee – inspiring the next generation of female engineers in Africa, 15 April
Mining’s message: Bennett, Amodei speak to Women in Mining, 13 April
Heron Resources Appoints Fiona Robertson as Non-Executive Director, 9 April
The Journey of a Real Miner:Pit Stop No13: Q&A with Betty Ann Heggie, Mining Diaries, 08 Apr
Betty-Ann Heggie talks about winning the Women Trailblazer Award at PDAC & on taking risks, 6 Apr
Heron Resources Appoints Fiona Robertson as Non-Executive Director, 9 Apr

March

Northparkes Mines recognises women in mining, 25 Mar
Women Miners in Zimbabwe: The Untold Story, 23 Mar
Newmont: International Women’s Day – Honoring the Women in Our Lives, 20 Mar
Women in Mining USA in the news, 19 Mar
Meet Carol Poblete, Community Relations Analyst for Anglo American, 18 Mar
Angelina Mehta joins the board of Pershimco Resources, 13 Mar
‘A Woman in Mining: a Personal Journey’, 13 Mar
Kate Harcourt joins Condor Gold’s board, 11 Mar
Women in Mining Award Winners 2015, 10 Mar

February

Red carpet ready for women in resources awards, 24 Feb
Presenting ‘Women in Safety’, 6 Feb

January

Shana Blakeley named Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, 13 Jan

2014

December

Stefanie Loader elected Chair of the NSW Minerals Council, 15 Dec
Three women in mining received scholarship for leadership training, 11 Dec

November

Teck Resources appointed Laura Dottori-Attanasio and Tracey McVicar to the Board, 23 Nov
Deni Shiloane shares her passion for mining, 22 Nov
Outgoing CSIRO Chief Megan Clark to join Rio Tinto board, 20 Nov
Dr. K. Kellie Leitch supports women in mining, 19 Nov
Australian Mining Prospect Awards Winner: Mining’s Woman of the Year – Kym Clark of She’s Empowered, 12 Nov
Women moving up the ranks in Mining: In the spotlight with Julie Shuttleworth, Fortescue Metals, Mining iQ, 5 Nov
Hilda Sebetha challenges perceptions about working in the mining industry, 5 Nov

October

Paula continues her winning ways (Paula West), Engineers Australia, 30 Oct
Eurídice González, el ejemplo de lo que una mujer puede llegar a ser en minería, Outlet Minero, 21 Oct
Susie Corlett – from Geologist to Company Director
Meet Patti Wickens, Senior Environmental Manager at DeBeers
Claudia Morales, De la cosmetología a la minería…, Diario VI Region, 15 Oct (Chile)
Involvement of Women in Mining in Cornwall (UK) throughout History, 9 Oct
Elena Clarici – Interim CEO of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd, 1 Oct

September

Alicia Woods, Pioneer of Mining Work Clothes for Women, 29 Sept
Sirius Minerals Plc Appoints Rachel Rhodes as CFO, 26 Sept
Profile of Evelyn Musharu (Zimbabwe), 25 Sept
Gemma Hartwig, female apprentice of the year wants more women in trades, 24 Sept
AuRico Gold Appoints Janice Stairs to the Board of Directors, 18 Sept
Lillian Falyao: Fighting for women’s wellness in a mining community (Philippines), 19 Sept
Meet Birgit Rameseder, DeBeers, 14 Sept

August

Eurídice González, one of the most senior women working in mining in Mexico, 27 Aug
Anglo American interviewed Deirdre Lingenfelder, 27 Aug
Samantha Espley interviewed by Northern Ontario Business, 6 Aug
Celebrating South Africa’s Mining’s Most Inspirational Women: Lerato Molebatsi, Audrey Noma Clare, Marian van der Walt – Chamber of Mines, 4 Aug

July

Visna Lampari: Travel, hard hats and managing hundreds of projects at once: Life as a CPO, Women’s Agenda, 30 July
Where are the management level Women in Mining? Interview with Neala Gillespie, WRS, 18 July
Myriam Beaupré a choisi de travailler dans les mines, La Frontiere, 7 July

June

Nancy Gray Made an Unexpected Move and Found the Perfect Career Fit in Nevada Mining, Nevada Mining Association, 26 June
Cynthia Le Sueur-Aquin interviewed by @miningweekly, 24 June
Dani Drewek & Sarah Hunter are tradeswomen of the year (Ontario), Republic of Mining, 23 June
The challenge of being a female miner in Zimbabwe, The Zimbabwean, 18 June 2014, by Sofia Mapuranga
Janelle Niles – Her story, June

May

Nevada Mining Provided a New Career Outlook for Joanne Stursa with Silver Standard Resources Inc., Nevada Mining Association, 29 May
Women strike in a man’s world
As the platinum strike enters its 19th week, we take a look at women miners’ experiences and what SA’s longest ever stay-away means for their futures. 27 May
Intrepid Pathways gallery of WIMWA (Women in Mining & Resources Western Australia)
Ginger Peppard Feels Well-Served by Lessons Learned in Nevada Mining, Nevada Mining Association, 15 May
Spotlight on Women at M&EWA – Julie Shuttleworth, MiningNews.net, 8 May
Lucy Stocker – How I manage snakes at work, Women’s Agenda, 2 May

April

Are Women the Mining Industry’s Most Underdeveloped Resource?, Mines Magazine, 25 Apr 2014 (mentions many WIMs from the USA)
Hard Hats and Heels: the Fabulous Women in Mining (Philippines), 15 April
Stef Loader – General Manager of Northparkes Mine, Ruby Connection, 15 April
Women miners in the Philippines: Marina Bartolome – Christine Niña Monilla – Jenalyn Panti, 14 April
Link to the video
Julie Shuttleworth – How I find time for the gym while managing a $1 billion budget and 3000 personnel, Women’s Agenda, 7 April
Sinead Kaufman – What a Rio Tinto mine chief does on her days off, BRW, 1 April

March

WRS interviews Wilhelmina Manaso, 27 March
Women miners in the Philippines: Marina Bartolome – Christine Niña Monilla – Jenalyn Panti, 25 March
What it’s like for Alice Sila at Helensburgh mine, Ilawarra Mercury, 22 March
Mma Keita – My fight as a woman in the mining world, Guinea, 22 March
Mashile-Nkosi named CEO of the Year, Mining Weekly, 20 March
Prof Frances Wall – First female President of Mineralogical Society, 10 March
Osisko Women
To mark the occasion of Women’s Day, Osisko Mining Corporation presented a booklet entitled “Women of Osisko” to showcase the success stories of some of the women who work at Osisko. March
Cindy Emmett & Megan Turner – Anglo American women rising stars at the Resources Awards for Women, 7 March

February

Maureen Jensen: Recipient of Trailblazer Award 2014, February
Kym Clarke: FIFO work helps to make woman’s dream a reality Boom Magazine, 14 Feb
WASMGA Member Suanlee Heng Nominated For Outstanding Young Woman in Resources WASM, 12 Feb
Marie Sandoval of Barrick Gold Corporation Leads by Example in Nevada Mining Career, Nevada Mining Association, 6 Feb
Simona Broomes: Breaking the Silence: Human Trafficking and the Struggle for Equality in Guyana, Chicago Policy Review, 5 Feb
Simona established Guyana Women Miners Organization in 2012
Interview with Rolake Akinkugbe Make Every Women Count, 5 Feb
Emma Jones: Rocking the Mining World Curtin University Alumni, Feb

January

Newmont Mining Corporation’s Linsey Burger Finds the Perfect Fit with Career in Nevada Mining, Nevada Mining Association, 31 January
Claire McMaster, Chair of WIMSA
Mining while female: The perils of Marikana, Al Jazeera, 24 Jan
Women miners in South Africa say they are often subjected to sexual harassment – and worse – while on the job.
Newmont Mining Corporation’s Jennica Fitzgerald Stresses the Value of Opportunity Nevada Mining, Nevada Mining Association, 14 Jan
Vanessa Ndebele is a Senior Mining Engineer – Mining Planning at Anglo American, Kumba Iron Ore. She appeared in the January 2014 edition of Oprah Magazine in South Africa. You can read her interiew here

2013

December

Nadia Younes, Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Rio Tinto spoke at TEDxMontreal, Dec
Amanda van Dyke, Chairman of WIM UK, interview Dec 2013
100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, book launched by WIM UK in Dec

November

Australian Mining Prospect Award Winners: Peoples’ Choice Award: Laura Hayman, Coffey International – Australian Mining, 18 November
Autumn Johansen – from Dance Studio Owner to Instrumentation Technician, Nov

October

María Constanza García Botero, President of the National Mining Agency, on Colombia’s mineral potential and creating the right investment environment. The Business Year, Oct

September

Vanessa Guthrie runs one of Australia’s most exciting uranium businesses, Sep

July

OSC executive director Maureen Jensen on gender equality on corporate boards, talking to CBC News (Canada), 30 July
Women in mining – inspirational voices lead change from within, July
Fiona Shewring aims to inspire fellow tradeswomen, July
Zoë Yujnovich:The Mining Association of Canada has voted in its first female chair, July
Zoë becomes MAC’s first female chair

June

Ruth Ives becomes VP Project Development for Northern Ireland Gold Project of Dalradian Resources, 26 June

May

Achieving big in the Australian Minerals Industry: Yunus’Lucya’s Story, May
The New Face of Mining: Barb Filas, May

April

Caroline Tanchay: Conquering the local mining industry (Phillipines), April

March

Gina Rinehart portrayed in the New Yorker, March
Florencia Heredia, Mining Lawyer of the Year 2013, March
Samantha Espley receives WIM’s Trailblazer Award, March
Heather Bell: Balancing family, study and career wins Rio Tinto Coal woman top Queensland female mining award, March

February

London Metals Exchange highlights dearth of women in mining industry, FT, 6 Feb

No Date

Q&A – Jessica Elzea Kogel

2007

November

Eira Thomas – Queen of diamonds continues her quest

April

Lynda Bloom is in the news, article in the UK Mining Journal – 06 Apr 2007

January

Women Strike the Mother Lode
BRW: Women Strike the Mother Lode Women are entering and excelling in the once male-dominated world of mining, rising to become senior executives and owners. 22/01/2007

2006

2005

Eira Thomas selected selected by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 (May 2005)  Top 40 Under 40 – Eira Thomas, 36

Historic

SolverConsult interviews several women working in the South African mining industry
Emily Hahn: the first woman to be a mining engineering student at the University of Wisconsin
The scandal of female miners in 19th-century Britain
Images of topless women and girls working down mines caused a furore when they appeared in the British press 170 years ago. However, as Denise Bates explains, accusations of immorality did not reflect the true situation