We finally launched the 1st international mentoring programme for women in the resources sector

After 1 year of working solidly on the first international mentoring programme we had our big launch in Canada on the 6th of March at PDAC in collaboration with Women in Mining Canada. This is IWiM’s commitment to #PressforProgress We launched with a final cohort of 42 women on the programme from student to senior […]

IWiM is solely led by volunteers and we wouldn’t be anywhere without our volunteers

Dear IWiM Volunteers, As part of our 10-year anniversary I wanted to reach out to all IWiM’s volunteers A heartfelt thank you to all of you for helping me make IWIM a reality and turn it into the successful organisation it is today! Thank you!! I wanted to reflect on volunteering: what does it mean […]

Equality in the extractives industry: ALSF, International Women in Mining and Adam Smith Intl launch high-level event at Mining Indaba 2018

Cape Town, South Africa, 4 February 2018 — Despite enjoying sustained commercial growth in recent years, the global mining industry will soon face a looming skills gap. Alongside this trend, industry experts have observed that women are disproportionately underrepresented in the extractives sector, even when compared to other traditionally ‘male-dominated’ industries like oil and gas. […]

The World Bank Group Global Conference on Gender and Oil, Gas and Mining: New Frontiers of Progress, Challenges and Solutions

CALL FOR CASE STUDIES: The World Bank Group Global Conference on Gender and Oil, Gas and Mining: New Frontiers of Progress, Challenges and Solutions June 27 – 28th 2018 Background Oil, gas and mining can potentially bring significant growth and development opportunities to resource-rich countries and host communities. The gendered dynamics of asset ownership, labour, […]

The IWRMP 2018 – what does the mentee application fee cover?

In a WIM group collaboration between IWiM and WIM Canada, the world’s first international mentoring program for women working in resources (IWRMP) will be launching at the PDAC International Convention, on the 6th of March 2018 in Toronto. The PDAC International Convention is the world’s leading mineral exploration convention attracting 25,000+ guests per year. This […]

Feedback on engagement survey for an IWiM Mentoring Program

In March 2017, Australian Organisational Development consultancy, Metisphere released an engagement survey to gauge interest for an IWiM Mentoring Program. The survey was open for seven days and collected 44 responses. The responses were largely positive, with all survey respondents interested in the idea of an IWiM Mentoring Program. Key points from the data included: […]

New Openings in our Team – Volunteering for IWiM

We have openings in all our teams. If you want to contribute and join our vibrant teams and shape the organisation from the inside get in touch If you have additional skills or ideas not listed below do not hesitate to get in touch Please send all your applications to Mia Trina, Head of Admin […]

Launch of WIM Mexico

WIM Mexico launched last October, a great way to officialise all the good work done on the ground for two years preceding the launch! La nueva era de las mujeres en la minería, Mujeres WIM México. Women in Mining llega a nuestro país, a través de Mujeres WIM México, una organización no gubernamental que nace […]

Who is Who Q4 2016

Quick snapshot of job changes and promotions by women in mining Australia Fortescue Metals has added 2 more women on its board making it only the second company on the ASX to have more women than men on their corporate board and the first company to have 5 women on their board “Penny Bingham-Hall spent […]

Tips for networking & engaging with our large global IWiM community

Dear IWiM Member Our community has been steadily growing over the last few months to what is now more than 9,000 members. Welcome to all our new members! We’re a big community, but active and satisfied members are strength. What can IWiM do for you? Let us know Today we are contacting you to give […]

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

What do you do? I own Estelle Levin Ltd (ELL), a small specialist consultancy dedicated to responsible mining and sourcing. We advise stakeholders along and around the supply chain of minerals, particularly those from artisanal and small-scale mining sectors, and from high-risk and conflict-affected areas. We work with businesses all along the value chain from […]

How women can avoid burning out and still keep the multitasking ninja alive

By Gargi Mishra Being a woman, it’s sometimes not easy to follow your passion and manage your daily life. We often tend to overcommit ourselves and end up burning out faster than our peers of the other gender. However, by following some simple rules, we can avoid finding ourselves in this situation. In this post, […]

Pink truck fleet delivers message of hope

May 3, 2016 Sharon Masige Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine’s entire haul truck fleet will be painted bright pink to raise awareness of breast cancer and highlight the growing role of women in mining. Hope, the first pink truck and named after Rhinehart’s mother, transported a load of iron ore to a crusher after the […]

Sexual harassment Let us start by defining it, what is sexual harassment? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a horrible boss and a sexual harasser. And does it mean that there is no sexual harassment happening in your operations just because there are no statistics of it, or none reported? Do victims even […]

The men who can change the Australian mining industry THIS week, Allan Trench lists the names of those chairmen who can revolutionise the gender balance of minerals boards. MiningNews.Net 26 Apr 2016 A small milestone to report this week – albeit one that has been 30 years in the making. Way back in the days […]

Good News!! – Dr Julie Beeby joins board of OZ Minerals as Non-Executive Director

Posted 19 April 2016 The OZ Minerals Board is today pleased to announce the appointment of Non-Executive Director, Dr Julie Beeby. Dr Beeby has more than 25 years’ experience in the resources sector, specifically in the minerals and petroleum industries. “Julie has a wealth of experience in the resource industry and we are very pleased […]

Building an Innovation Ecosystem in the South African Mining Industry

The current economic status of the mining industry is forcing us to think in new ways and adapt to our surroundings. To succeed, we not only have to focus on in-house innovation, but the time is overdue for us to start collaborating, sharing our ideas, innovating, and creating an environment in which knowledge sharing becomes […]

My style is having one goal and one dream in mind – Lorraine Mothobekhi talks about her career as a field geologist

08 Mar 2016 It was in 2008 that I first came to De Beers seeking holiday work, but I was unsuccessful. However, I was so impressed with the organisation that it ignited a spark in me and I was determined to work for De Beers. That year, I completed my honours degree in geology from […]

Nurturing The Next Female Generation

Eighteen months ago, I asked my four-year-old daughter what would she like to be when she grows up. She responded without hesitation that she would like to be a princess. Whilst on the outside I supported her choice and told her the importance of education in becoming a princess, on the inside I cringed a […]

Making A Maternity Shirt For Women In Mining Earned Kym Clark A Hall Of Fame Spot

Posted: 09/03/2016 Kym Clark had always wanted to be involved in the fashion industry — but starting her own small business making high-visibility workwear for women who work in mining, transport and construction was a left-field move. Several years ago while working as a management accountant for mining conglomerate Anglo America in Brisbane, Clark watched […]

Women in Mining 2016

MEI Blog – Tuesday, 15 March 2016 The photo below was taken at the Camborne School of Mines Final Year Dinner in 1977: and this one two years later with the first graduates in Mineral Processing Technology from CSM: The link is pretty obvious- not a female face in sight.  CSM was founded in 1888 […]

Nevada: A Champion to Women in Mining

March 8, 2016 Contributed from Dana Bennett, President of the Nevada Mining Association. March commemorates both International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month. As such, it’s a good time to look back at the progress made by women in mining and to look toward a promising future. In 1965, Newmont poured its first […]

Skills development initiatives for women in mining in South Africa

Posted by Newton Mthethwa, Date: March 14, 2016 1)      What is your general assessment of skills development initiatives targeted at women who are   in   the mining sector – poor, average or good?Many of the mining companies have embraced skills development initiatives for everyone in their employ. From a WiMSA perspective, our members have participated in […]

Advice for women considering a career in mining: Do it!

Barrick has many accomplished women working in all areas of its operations. In the wake of International Women’s Day, we’re introducing you to some of these women and their experiences working in mining. March 10, 2016 Today, meet Michelle Ash, Senior Vice President of Business Improvement at Barrick. In her role, Ash oversees the company’s […]

Interview with Josephine Muruwesi Geologist and Managing Director of Malawian Company Akatswiri Mineral Resources

18 March 2016 · by Rachel Etter-Phoya · in Akatswiri Mineral Resources Josephine Muruwesi, Geologist & MD of Akatswiri Mineral Resources This week, Malawian geologist Josephine Muruwesi shared some of her experiences with Mining in Malawi. Josephine is Managing Director of Malawian company Akatswiri Mineral Resources and one of the few women work in Malawi’s mining sector. […]

“Women still find it hard to climb corporate ladder” says Nompumelelo Zikalala

18th March 2016 – By: Ilan Solomons,  Staff Writer  at Creamer Media De Beers sightholder sales South Africa senior VP Nompumelelo Zikalala discusses the importance of having female mentors in the mining companies for younger female employees. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva Diamond company De Beers is still struggling to ensure equal opportunities […]

A key Queensland mining health and safety body has welcomed its first female members: two highly-qualified mining engineers

Daily Mercury, 9th Mar 2016 Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said International Women’s Day was a good time to highlight the credentials of Julie Devine and Bryony Andrew as members of the mining industry’s Board of Examiners. “This is an historic first for Queensland but it’s […]

Trail blazing Queensland single mum wins Women’s Day award

8 March 2016 While working full time and completing studies, new mother Dannielle Dendle was told the wedding was off and she’d have to move out. However, Dannielle’s tenacity allowed her to finish her Associate Degree in Mining Operations Management, unpick the wedding, train a new recruit, set up a new home, and take her […]

£5500 gift to fund female mining student

A University of Exeter professor has presented a £5,500 cheque to the chair of the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) Trust to fund a new female scholarship in mining engineering. Frances Wall, Professor of Applied Mineralogy at CSM handed over the gift to CSM Trust chair Tony Batchelor, at the trust’s AGM on Penryn Campus […]

Daphne van der Westhuizen – “Don’t let anything stand in your way”

De Beers, 02 Feb 2016 Women in Mining – Daphne van der Westhuizen says it all began with a hiking trip. What first got you interested in geology? I became interested in geology after a hiking trip to Clarens, one of my favourite places in South Africa, with a big group of people. One of […]

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has announced its finalists for the 2016 Women in Resources Awards (WIRA).

20 January 2016 The finalists represent a broad cross section of technical, operational and corporate roles in the resources sector. They also recognise male and females that champion gender diversity in the workplace. The awards will take place on Friday 4 March during a presentation breakfast at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Respected journalist […]

We have recently unveiled a new logo and website. Now we are able to provide you with more content and opportunities. We are getting in touch to let you know about our upcoming webinar next week. International Women in Mining presents FREE access to: 101 of Mine and Project Economics Have you considered the benefits […]

Louise Grondin wins WIM Canada’s Trailblazer Award 2016

TORONTO – February ●, 2016 – Women in Mining Canada (“WIMC”) and its “Trailblazer Award Selection Committee” (“TSC”) are very pleased to announce Louise Grondin as the winner of the 2016 Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Award. The Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Award is the first national award in Canada to recognize the achievements […]

Wollen Nell and fellow Namibian Women in Mining need to be celebrated more

26 January, Namibia Economist (Windhoek) First Lady Visits Namdeb Diamond Corporation Photo: First Lady, Madam Monica Geingos is flanked by the Namdeb General Manager, Riaan Burger and Sorthouse Controller, Alina Gideon. Namdeb Diamond Corporation supported Oranjemund Private School’s current Learners’ Representative Council last week to host Namibia’s First Lady, Madam Monica Geingos. The First Lady […]

Anglo American’s most inspirational women in mining

Anglo American Plc, 08 Jan 2016 Eight of our female colleagues at Anglo American feature in a list of 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, compiled by Women in Mining (WIM UK).  The list has been compiled as part of WIM UK’s drive to promote and highlight the contribution that women make to the mining […]

Barrick’s Faby Manzano and Marian Moroney recognized as inspirational women in mining

January 15, 2016 Faby Manzano (left) and Marian Moroney. This year’s list of 100 inspirational women in mining includes Faby Manzano, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Barrick Pueblo Viejo, and Marian Moroney, Barrick’s Senior Director of Global Exploration. The list is produced by the UK-based non-profit organization Women in Mining, which is dedicated to […]

2016 Influential Women in Business Awards

Business in Vancouver is once again recognizing BC’s most outstanding business women in private or public sector companies. Honourees have risen through the ranks to become senior executives or entrepreneurs. Through corporate board placements they help influence and shape policy at some of Canada’s largest companies. 2016 Winners: Eva Kwok Chairperson and CEO, Amara Holdings […]

“I am trying to lead the way” – Nkhensani Malongete talks about her role as foreman and working under pressure

De Beers, 25 Nov 2015 Nkhensani Malongete with some of her colleauges I was recruited as an inexperienced youngster with no official qualifications, and my career and recent promotion as the first female Senior Metallurgical Foreman within Venetia Mine’s Ore Processing department demonstrates the value of De Beers’ tried-and-tested, on-the-job training programme for entry level […]

Ladies of the Mines in Colorado

We’re probably all familiar with the Hollywood stereotype of the 19th century mining town harlot with a heart of gold. Less familiar is the role women played in mining history in the Centennial State, where many of them inhabited hardscrabble mining towns alongside their male counterparts. They prospected, including Mary Cathleen Gortner, the first woman […]

Sandfire Resources Appoints Maree Arnason as NED

18 December 2015 – Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR; “Sandfire”) is pleased to advise that experienced resource industry executive Maree Arnason has been appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Maree Anderson is an experienced director and senior executive whose career has spanned 30 years in industries focused on resources, energy, transport and FMCG/manufacturing. […]

Women in Mining/ Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan is looking for Volunteers

Joining our team is a great way to network, build your experience, and have some fun with some amazing women. We are looking for volunteers to assist in the following areas. Scholarship Committee: WIM/WiN – SK is planning to launch a scholarship program in 2016. We are looking for 2-3 individuals to join our planning and selection […]

Henley MBA Research Project – Carol Taylor

We are forwarding this to you on behalf of one of Women in Mining South Africa’s members, Carol Taylor, as part of her MBA. The results from this survey will be incorporated into WiMSA’s research for 2016. Although the questions are similar to the 2015 WiMSA survey, your input will be greatly appreciated. The difference […]


Dear WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program Sponsors, I am pleased to share with you the following formal notification that has gone out to the WIMnet NSW mailing list to announce the official opening of mentee applications for the 2016 Mentoring Program.  We appreciate your support which has made this Program possible. For those of you with […]

The 2016 Women in Industry Awards

9 November, 2015 The awards run across 10 categories. The Women in Industry Awards have launched for another year, focusing on women excelling across a number of fields. Women are consistently achieving greatness and excelling in their chosen fields within the mining, engineering, manufacturing and process control industries and we think their talent should be […]

“Take Charge of Your Career & Set Yourself Goals” – Vanessa de Villiers

De Beers, 05 Nov 2015 Women in mining – Vanessa de Villiers reflects on the importance of team work and creating harmony. From a very young age, I always wanted to work for De Beers. Most of my family members worked for the company and I fondly remember them saying what a wonderful company De […]

WIM Canada founder MaryAnn Mihychuk becomes Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

19 Nov 2015 Congratulations to MaryAnn Mihuchuk, one of the Women in Mining (WIM) Canada founders and the recipient of the first Trail Blazer award, for her appointment as Employment Workforce Development and Labour Minister!! Mihychuk held several provincial cabinet portfolios from 1999 to 2004 in the NDP government of Manitoba, including Manitoba Minister of Mines, […]