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International Women in Mining Community is dedicated to supporting women working in the mining industry.  We have 8500+ members worldwide and access to over 40 women in mining groups. Our members are keen to hear about your job openings, especially in this difficult market. Diverse teams improve business performance – so what are you waiting […]

Department of Local Government & Communities WIMWA Mentoring program scholarship places available (Western Australia)

WIMWA (Women in Ming & Resources Western Australia) is delighted that the Department of Local Government and Communities is supporting women working in the mining industry by again offering three scholarships for women to participate in the WIMWA mentoring program in the first semester of 2016. Scholarship applications close on Thursday 12th November 2015 at […]

The WIM Community Spirit is Alive & Well!!

I feel energised today, I feel blessed to be part of a community where people come together to give back & contribute to making a difference to ultimately make mining a better place for many generations to come! We sent out a mailing to our members yesterday mentioning the opportunities and roles we have available […]

Ghana: Women address challenges and opportunities in mining

October 19, 2015 Source: B&FT Online | Ghana Key women involved in the mining sector from across West Africa (Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Ghana and Senegal) — including mining practitioners, mining service industry representatives, educators, and senior government officials — met today to discuss issues affecting women in mining. The Australian High Commission hosted the event […]

“Comply & Explain in Canada – One Year On” by Michèle McCarthy

A year ago, the Ontario Securities Commission and certain provincial securities regulators signed on to amendments to National Instrument 58-101, Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices, that required disclosure by non-venture issuers of the number of women on their boards of directors and in the ranks of senior management. This disclosure requirement made it possible to […]

WIMWA Mentoring Program 2016 – Mentee applications closing soon!

A friendly reminder that mentee applications for Semester 1 2016 close on Friday 30th October 2015. Mentee applications can be accessed online at Kindest Regards, Ali, Project Director, WIMWA Mentoring Program Dr Ali Burston Executive Director Organisational Psychologist  // 0412 550 501

Meet Oyunsuren Nyamjav, Truck Driver at Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi Mine

Driving for diversity at Oyu Tolgoi Rio Tinto’s newest mine – Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia’s South Gobi desert – is also one of the industry’s most gender-diverse. The copper and gold mine, which began production in 2013, has a workforce of nearly 40 per cent women – employed at all levels of the business. It’s […]

WIM Northern Ontario launches Mentoring Programme

The Elevate mentorship programme prepares women to make informed career choices in the mining industry, says Women In Mining Northern Ontario president Charmaine Gazdic-Querney. Opportunity to network and learn about career opportunities Women In Mining Northern Ontario’s latest initiative is called Elevate. Elevate is a new mentorship program that gives women in the mining sector […]

Volunteering Opportunity – Committee Positions available, WIMnet NSW 2016

We are seeking a few new NSW WIMnet Committee members to help us continue our networking events and other activities in 2016. Most of the existing Committee members have indicated their willingness to continue their involvement through 2016 so this will enable us to maintain continuity and our momentum. However, we would benefit from additional […]

Women in Mining in DRC form National Action Plan

Women in mining share pain and unite for change Submitted by Rachel Perks On Fri, 10/09/2015 I recently joined over 150 women who work in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at a conference sponsored by the World Bank. This was the first national conference ever held in the DRC to […]

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships and Short Courses now open (Extractives priority sector) – Africa

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships and Short Courses are currently open. This year, there is a strong focus on the extractives sector and as always we strongly encourage women in this industry from eligible countries to apply. Please find information below

WIMWA/ CEL (Melbourne) Scholarship – applications due before 9am Friday 9th of October

Centre for Ethical Leadership/WIMWA Scholarship WIMWA is delighted to announce that thanks to Professor Robert Wood and The Centre for Ethical Leadership (CEL) a scholarship is available for the November 2015 Ethical Leadership Program. This is open to anyone who attended our recent WIMWA Summit, or is a current member of WIMWA. To apply for […]

Lots of women in mining on the panel at ECOWAS in Accra on the 7th of October

Georgette B. Sakyi-Addo is Chair of WIM Ghana. She will be representing  us at ECOMOF, 1st ECOWAS Mining Forum & Exhibition, taking place from 6 – 8 October 2015. Women in Mining Senegal, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire as well as Women in Mining West Africa (WIMOWA) will also be on the same panel. Session […]

Kate Hobbs & Aimee Chadwick behind mentoring programme developed for women in mining in Australia – 2 women making change happen

New support system for SA women in mining Valerina Changarathil, The Advertiser, September 22, 2015 Aimee Chadwick and Kate Hobbs. Pic Roy vanDerVegt. WOMEN within the South Australian resources sector now have a psychologist-assisted, mentoring program designed by the sisterhood to find career growth partners. The pilot initiative by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy […]

Celebrating Women in Mining in the DRC

The iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba will this year include a Women in Mining Award amongst the award categories. The conference will happen on 15-16 October in Kinshasa. The Outstanding Woman in Mining award celebrates a woman for outstanding achievements during the past year which have made a contribution to and impact in the […]

Congratulations to all winners of the WIRNA Awards!!

Australia celebrated yesterday the Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) shining the light on amazing achievements and talent both from the winners and the runners-up Congratulations to all of you from everyone at International Women in Mining Community! 2015 WIRNA Winners Company Excellence in Diversity and Performance Winner – Company Excellence in Diversity and Performance […]

Bank of Montreal playing its part in boosting diversity in the metals & energy finance industry

Mining Journal, 18 September 2015 BMO backs mining and energy diversity by donating £90,000 (US$139,627) to provide new opportunities for women in the field. (photo: Women in Mining UK) The donation, made as part of BMO’s Equity through Education Scheme and funded through commissions on institutional equity trades the bank executed on September 17, will […]

Meet Samantah Wood – Mining Production Supervisor

Interview by Steel Heels, 15/08/2015 Imagine being responsible for overseeing the safe production and maintenance of an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. That’s about 1,800 kilometres northeast of Perth. There’s about 800 FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) workers on site, the majority of whom are men. And you’re one […]

WIMWA Mentoring Program 2016 – Mentee applications now open! (Australia)

“I am pleased to announce that mentee applications are now open for the WIMWA Mentoring Program 2016. This program is entering its eighth semester with almost 300 female mentees completing the program to date. Mentee applications for Semester 1 (Feb-Jun 2016) and Semester 2 (Jul-Nov 2016) can be accessed online Semester 1 mentee applications close […]

Anglo American: Meet head of technology and innovation at our Platinum business, Jeannette McGill

Anglo American, 24 Aug 2015 Jeannette has always been a pioneer in mining. “While actual mining experience is essential, it’s important to remember, there is much more to mining than the mine and you need to look at the full mining cycle,” she says. This statement is testament to her career from her early days […]

CIM Virtual Mine Mentor Program – Looking for New Mentors

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) / Institut Canadien des mines, de la métallurgie et du pétrole (ICM) is looking for new mentors for their Virtual MineMentor Program. The Virtual MineMentor Program provides students from post-secondary mining programs with positive, virtual mentoring relationships with exceptional workers from the industry. Students will engage in […]

Breaking Barriers by Living the Mining Dream – Meet Nditsheni Ramovha

Anglo American, 20 Aug 2015 For Nditsheni Ramovha, working on the mines has been a dream come true. “Pursuing a career in engineering has always been my dream and now I’m living that dream. Mining is seen as dangerous, rough and remote, but as a woman in mining I feel like I’m contributing towards changing […]

Rio Tinto: Driving diversity through technology and inclusion

Rio Tinto’s Kellie Parker has described how the company is creating a more inclusive culture, and how technology is presenting more opportunities for women in the mining industry, at the annual Women in Mining and Resources WA (WIMWA) summit in Perth. Kellie, who is managing director of Pilbara Assets & Development within the Iron Ore […]

Two Upcoming Women on Boards Webinars – Do you want to Find out How to Prepare for a Board Interview?

I hope you all had a great month! Tomorrow we have Session 4 of our Women on Boards Programme going live. Topic is Gender Diversity on Boards and we will cover: * Regulatory & Market-led reforms, global snapshot * Mandatory Quotas: Italy, France, Norway, EU directive * Voluntary Targets: UK * Comply & Explain Disclosure: […]

MCA Offers Company Director Scholarships for Board-Ready Women in 2015

Original Story posted Sept 01 2015  by GAVIN LIND, DIRECTOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING, MCA The Minerals Council of Australia, in partnership with BHP Billiton and Downer EDI Mining, is once again providing scholarships for talented women in the mining industry to complete the world-class Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. The […]

Women in Mining in Canada Changing the Mining Industry

by Dick DeStefano, Executive Director, SAMSSA One of most current issues in the mining community is the growing population of professional women who are actively participating in the mining work force globally. I recently wrote an article entitled, “What Would We Do Without Women in Mining?” describing an organization recently reconstructed and reorganized into an association […]

Women executives in the South African mining sector Johannesburg, South Africa –

Carl Bosman, Principal at Pedersen & Partners, participated in the Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) June event, where he presented data analysis on women executives in mining and the challenges of recruiting female executives into the sector. In his discussion of the expertise and skills shortages in the minerals sector, he highlighted that out […]

Jody Cellar – “Be genuine, reliable and courageous”

Jody Cellar knew she wanted to become an engineer from the age of 12. She took on her first paying job at 13 – assisting in a recreation program for disadvantaged children over summer breaks and cleaning private homes throughout the year.

Alcoa of Australia launches workplace diversity initiative Catalyst for Change

Original story posted 08/13/2015 | 01:09am US/Eastern Employees from across Alcoa’s Western Australian operations made a pledge to support the advancement of women in the workplace at the launch of a global diversity initiative – Catalyst for Change – in Mandurah last week. Hosted by Pinjarra Refinery Manager Simon Pascoe, the event highlighted the importance […]

International Women in Mining Community featured in Resource World Magazine

Women on Boards program builds directorship skills The International Women in Mining Community was featured in the August/September issue of Resource World magazine! (see page 57) The Webinar Series are part of a larger Women on Boards Project aimed at addressing the underrepresentation of women on the Boards of Directors within the mining industry globally. […]

2015 Winnovation Awards Nominations Are Now Open!

Do you know an inspiring, innovative, South Australian woman or business worth recognising? Nominate them for a Winnovation Award! The Winnovation Awards aim to showcase the state’s best female innovators, whether working within an organisation as an intrapreneur or running their own show as an entrepreneur. Nominations, or self nominations, are now open for all […]

South Africa's female miners break ground for their gender

AFP, 13 JULY 2015 RUSTENBURG — Deep underground, where huge conveyer belts haul rocks to the surface, 33-year-old mother of two Bernice Motsieloa represents the quiet revolution transforming the macho culture of South African mining. Ms Motsieloa is a shift supervisor at Anglo American’s Bathopele platinum mine — one of several thousand female miners employed […]

South Africa’s female miners break ground for their gender

AFP, 13 JULY 2015 RUSTENBURG — Deep underground, where huge conveyer belts haul rocks to the surface, 33-year-old mother of two Bernice Motsieloa represents the quiet revolution transforming the macho culture of South African mining. Ms Motsieloa is a shift supervisor at Anglo American’s Bathopele platinum mine — one of several thousand female miners employed […]

Reflections on Gender and Fieldwork in Artisanal Mining in East Africa

Posted by Sarah Katz-Lavigne on Jul 20, 2015 in Africa, International Development. From June 29th to July 3rd I participated in a training workshop in Kampala, Uganda, that was organized by Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies; Partnership Africa Canada, a Canadian NGO; and DRASPAC, a Ugandan research institute. The workshop was a key part […]

Newmont’s Diversity Efforts Win Awards in Australia

June 23, 2015 Newmont is committed to promoting women’s rights and gender diversity in our workforce, as well as in the communities where we operate. Recently, this commitment was recognized with two awards at the Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards dinner in Darwin, Australia. Recipients of the Diversity Award attend ceremony in Darwin, Australia. Our Newmont […]

WomenCorporateDirectors 2016 Visionary Awards – Nomination Deadline August 31, 2015

Seeking Companies, CEOs, and Directors Who Are “Real Trailblazers Setting New Benchmarks for the Rest of the World” Deadline: August 31, 2015 NEW YORK, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “Visionary companies, CEOs, and board members break out of old assumptions about what works — they not only push themselves forward, but inspire us all to […]

A War Within Wars: The Impact on Women of the Violent Struggle For Natural Resources in the Congo

Download PDF Published by: Vermont Law School & CSRM   |    Author: Kyendamina Cleophace Mukeba Wars in the Congo for the last two decades have been a struggle characterized by a global competition between industrialized nations and the world’s emerging economies for easy access to the most strategic mineral use to advance innovation in […]

WinRSA & WIMnet joint mentoring pilot program closes Friday 21 August at 5pm

The joint mentoring pilot program expressions of interest close Friday 21 August at 5pm. The program is a pilot to determine the suitability of a formal mentoring program within the state and has been initiated to support South Australian women within the resources industry. It is designed to provide mentees with a low-cost yet semi-structured […]

Women in Mining news from Latin America

Launch of WIM Mexico Women in Mining Mexico was officially launched in the presence of women from a high number of mining companies as well as government officials in mid June. Press coverage. You can find them on LinkedIn under WIM Mexico. For any WIM Mexico group enquiries contact Euridice Gonzalez, email, +52 6731 068 605 […]

Women dig in to unearth mining industry awards

By CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL, The Advertiser, July 31, 2015 1:51PM Jo Barron-Perry, BHP’s senior mining engineer at the Olympic Dam operations. Picture supplied by SACOME. WORKING deep underground at Olympic Dam in the harsh South Australian Outback would seem like no place for a woman in the minds of traditionalists. But Jo Barron-Perry has proved them wrong by […]

De Beers Consolidated Mines has picked up a top prize at the 2015 Standard Bank Top Women Awards, which recognise leadership in gender equality.

TOP ACCOLADE FOR DE BEERS IN GENDER EQUALITY AWARDS, 13 August 2015 The company fought off competition from four other finalists to land the top spot in the category for Top Gender Empowered Company in the resources industry. It was one of 23 awards at the ceremony in Johannesburg on 6 August. The awards, which […]

WIM Chile launched in presence of Mining Minister and 200 women working in mining

Cerca de 200 mujeres en la primera cena de Women in Mining Chile Sustentare, Publicado el 13 De Agosto Del 2015 La entidad busca disminuir la diferencia de género en la industria minera, que más mujeres se inserten en esta actividad y generar redes. Cerca de 200 mujeres participaron en la primera cena del capítulo […]

BHP Billiton now has 3 women on its board! Yeah!

Shriti Vadera becomes senior independent director at BHP Billiton Shriti Vadera has been promoted at BHP Billiton. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian The Guardian, by David Hellier, Friday 14 August 2015  Mining has traditionally been a laggard in promoting diversity in the boardroom, but BHP Billiton has come up with not one but two big jobs for women […]

Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi spoke at Women in Mining Conference

The Minister of Mineral Resources of South Africa, Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi, held an address on the occasion of the 2015 Occupational Mine Health and Safety Women in Mining Conference at Birchwood Hotel on 6 August 2015. Here is the link to his speech    

Sonja van Rooyen talks of mining as a career path where anything is possible as long as you are flexible and like new challenges

“Why I chose to follow the family tradition” De Beers, 30 Jul 2015 What made you go into the world of mining? My parents could not afford to send two daughters to university and, since my younger sister showed the most potential, I decided to start working. At that stage, options for women were limited […]

Mentorship is a key ingredient in advancing women in Mining says Jenny Kalidheen

04 AUG 2015 When Jenny Kalidheen first stepped into the diverse world of mining, she had no idea what to expect. One thing was for sure, it was rough, it was rugged, it was mining. Nothing could have prepared her for the realities. Now after 12 years in the industry and as manager for SHE […]