Inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Collection, Our IWiM Community Gallery features women working in the mining sector from all over the world. We hope that the visual representation of women depicted in many diverse professions will inspire more interest from females to our sector.

A second aim of the Gallery is to correct the media’s representation of what “Women in Mining” look like. Many stock photos are unrealistic and skew the representation of women in our workforce, potentially limiting the public’s perception of women’s capabilities to be successful in the mining industry.

To address this, we created the International WiM Stock Imagery Campaign. The SIC photos are a sub-set of the Gallery available for use as stock images for personal or business use, in corporate, non-profit or media promotions.

The Community Gallery photos below are all rights reserved (unless marked otherwise). Please respect the privacy of our contributors and refrain from downloading without written permission. Visit the International WiM Stock Imagery Campaign page for photos that are available for download.