Karine Cliche – “Don’t give up. Things don’t fall into your lap, you have to go and get them!”

July’s Monthly Profile Canadian Karine Cliche’s energy and enthusiasm are palpable and she’s not about to give up. A mining geologist, she’s leaving the sector for now having battled with the ups and down of the industry’s hard financial times and an inability to get the job she wants. She’s faced a number of rejections […]

Winners of the International Women in Mining Impact and Influence Photo Competition 2017

International Women in Mining (IWiM) is excited to announce the winners of its photo competition sponsored by De Beers. Over 200 inspirational photos were received that illustrate the significant positive contributions that women are making in achieving an inclusive, thriving, safe and responsible mining industry. Download the press release here Judges A short list of […]

Can a mining law unlock the potential of women?

In April this year Adam Smith International (ASI) and International Women in Mining (IWiM) spoke with over 40 people working in the mining sector to understand whether introducing a specific gender focused law could increase the participation and empowerment of women. This in-depth research focused specifically on Malawi and Sierra Leone while also drawing out […]

Namrata Thapar – “For me, learning by doing is key!”

May’s Monthly Profile Namrata Thapar has led the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Mining team since 2015 playing a powerful role in developing its mining business with a focus on sustainability and development impact. For her, making a contribution beyond the monies — $924.37 million mining portfolio as of December 31, 2016 — given by the […]

Joalet Steenkamp wins 2017 TMS Best Pyrometallurgy Paper Award

Originally published by TMS – March 2017. Congratulations to Joalet Steenkamp of Mintek, South Africa, and her coauthors, Derek Hayman and Jacobus Sutherland, for winning the TMS Best Pyrometallurgy Paper Award for 2017, to be awarded in San Diego next week. Says Joalet: “I fell in love with pyrometallurgy at the tender age of 17, […]

2017 Nominations for Women in Industry – Australia

Originally published by Women in Industry – April 2017. Nominations are now open! Nominations are open in 10 categories across mining, manufacturing, engineering and road transport. NOMINATE NOWNominations will close on Sunday, 30 April. Social Leader of the Year This category recognises those individuals who have significantly effected positive change within their local or regional […]

Isabel Cartolin Navarro – “Mining has changed my life for the better”

April Profile / Perfil de Abril English / Español Peruvian artisanal miner, Isabel Cartolin Navarro, is breaking the mold as one of just two women miners working underground at the Cachihuancaray salt mine. The mine in San Antonio de Cachi is close to her home and has been exploited since the time of the Incas […]

Dr Alyson Warhurst – “Don’t let anyone put you off achieving what you think is important”

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Professor Alyson Warhurst was drawn to mining from an early age inspired by weekend visits to ancient mine sites with her archaeologist father. She’s had a long career spanning the academic and business worlds and won awards along the way for her work in social and responsible mining. She set up […]

Finalists announced for 2017 Resources Awards for Women

Originally published by The Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA – January 2017. The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has announced its finalists for the 2017 Women in Resources Awards (WIRA). The finalists, selected from over 90 nominations across five categories, represent a broad range of roles from within the resources sector. […]

Women make up half of apprentices in mining program

Originally published by Australian Mining – February 2017. Young women will make up half the mining apprentices taking part in a work readiness program that kicks off in Queensland today. Thirty-one apprentices will be involved in the four-week BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) work readiness program, which is run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy […]

Euridice González – “The most important thing is to recognise when you don’t know how to do something and to want to learn”

Mexican Euridice Salome González Robles is helping shape change in her country’s mining sector and is keen to get women’s voices heard and included in the debate. For her, women complement men’s activities in the workplace. With women on board, there’s not just 50% of possibilities because it’s only the men’s perspective — the world […]

Dr Chandrani Prasad Verma – “Come what may, do not stop!”

January Profile Dr Chandrani Prasad Verma, India’s first female mining engineer, has opened up the path for other women in the country to take up mining careers, taking large steps for everyone. From a young age she decided she would follow in her father’s footsteps although women were not allowed to take mining degrees in […]

Find your voice with the #IWiMSpeakUp Project

Expert and author, Monica Ospina, is an advocate for the International Women in Mining’s #IWiMSpeakUp Project, which connects experienced and up-and-coming female leaders with conference organisers to give women a platform to share their experiences and ideas. The aim of the new project is to promote gender diversity in mining sector thought leadership. Monica’s the […]

Female engineering graduates on the rise at UQ

Originally published by Australian Mining – December 2016. A record number of women have graduated from engineering at the University of Queensland, well above the national average. Women accounted for 26 per cent of all graduates, higher than the national average of 17 per cent. The number of female graduates has grown from 21 per […]

International Women in Mining and Adam Smith International partner on study to support women’s participation in mining sector

December 12, 2016 International Women in Mining (IWiM) will join forces with Adam Smith International (ASI) to review the impact of mining legislation on the participation of women in the industry, beginning with Malawi and Sierra Leone. The goal of the project is to support the economic empowerment of women through their increased engagement in [...]

Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards open for nominations

Originally posted by The Examiner – November 2016.   PIONEERS: 2016 Tasmanian Women in Resources finalists Tarrisha Simpson, Kelly Down and Ariel Pasco formed the panel at the 2017 awards launch at QVMAG on Thursday. Picture: Hamish Geale Nominations for the 2017 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards were officially opened on Thursday night at a […]