Women in the C-Suite | Highgrade Special with Gillian Davidson

Women: Mining's Untapped Resource | Highgrade with David Prager

Level the Playing Field | Highgrade with Katie Heller

Women and Mining in Latin America | Highgrade with Gladys Smith

Women and Mining in Africa | Highgrade Special with Caroline Ngonze

The Thousand Faces of Gender Equality | Highgrade with Glynn Cochrane

Women in ASM | Highgrade with Gavin Hilson

Gender Equality in Extractives | Highgrade Community Poll

Femmes au charbon

IOM3 Women in Materials talks about the importance of inspiring next generation of engineers

The Importance of Role Models to Engender Success for Women in Mining

Pushing Boundaries - #Women in #Engineering @WES1919

In Norway's mines, women are a rare resource

Zooming in on #womeninmining at Codelco (Andina mine, Chile) – in Spanish

See Jacqui McGill from BHP Billiton speak about careers in mining for women

TradeUp Australia is breaking down barriers for women in trades

Julie Adams, underground miner Westwood mine, Quebec (in French)

Conflict minerals, Gender & Security in the Great Lakes Region (Africa)

Conversations with women at De Beers


6 women living the Mining Dream in BC

Meet Dineo Thulo, Safety Officer at New Vaal Colliery in SA

AngloAmerican showing the opps open to women at its mining operations

Razia, of Sasol, and our Feb profile appears in this video about Sasol partnering with Women in Mining

Video about women in mining seen at Dec 3rd Annual Champagne Reception

Mine Your Potential:an event for women & men in natural resources

The plight of female mineworkers under the spotlight in South Africa

Listen to Victoria Yehl talk passionately about mining

Megan Dalla-Camina Talking about Confidence via Women in Mining WA

Gender equality remains impediment to greater development in PNG

Supporting gender equality in mining

Walk the Mining Road, highlights the many opportunities available

Lucy Stocker’s presentation WIMWA Sep 2012

Mining women’s potential in Zambia – interview with Mususu Kaonda

WIMWA Annual Seminar 2014 Suzy Urbaniak

WIMWA Seminar 2014 Denise Goldsworthy

Increasing participation of women working at Northparkes Mines

Walk the Mining Road

Women’s role in mining in South Africa

BPW Women’s History Dinner

Women breaking barriers in Mexico’s gold mines

2014 Women in Industry Awards: Excellence in Mining – Julie Shuttleworth

Women in Mining Toronto Branch Lunch Network

Women in Mining the Northparkes Story

Barbara Courte Elinesky talks with Frank Pullia

BPW Women’s History Dinner

NSW Women in Mining: A snapshot

International Women’s Day Breakfast & Resources Awards for Women 2014

Launch of WIM Northern Ontario

Women in the Boardroom videos

The Women Miners of Benguet, Philippines

Erica Smyth talks about gender equity, the mining industry etc.

Amanda van Dyke, Chair of WIM UK talking to CSR21 during Mines & Money

Sheryl Sandberg: So we leaned in … now what?

Business Case for Culture & Gender Balance in Management

The Project explores gender diversity in mining - featuring AMMA's Tara Diamond

Khanyisile Kweyama, Executive Director of Anglo American in South Africa - Mining Lekgotla 2013

International Women’s Day Breakfast 2013

Women in Mining NSW, Mar 2013

¿Quién extraña a los machos? Video fotogalería

So you think you are tough – Getting serious about gender in mining

Guyana Women Miners Association marks 1st anniversary - Part 1

Guyana Women Miners Association marks 1st anniversary - Part 2

Women in Mining Canada – BNN Interview

Women at Colorado School of Mines, Dec 2012

Women breaking barriers in Mexico’s gold mines, Sep 2012


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.

WIM PDAC 2012 Snapback

Jean Lucas, President of Women in Mining, interviewed by BNN, Mar 2012

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 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 in Mining Gala Vancouver 2011

Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders, 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…
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

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

Women in Geology: 30-minute educational and outreach film is designed to help girls and young women gain and maintain interest in Earth Science.


“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 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