Mining Conference Speaking Opportunities 2019

We have been partnering with a number of mining conferences for you, and want to inform you of speaking opportunities. Let us know if you are interested and we will introduce you to the conference organisers directly. The sooner you tell us the sooner we can help reserve the spot for you. To do so, [...]

“It is important to stand your ground, believe in your abilities, and be consistent.” Carlota David-Howoses

International Women in Mining Profile: Carlota David-Howoses Carlota David-Howoses originally planned a career in biotechnology, but a chance conversation led her to a bursary opportunity with Anglo American to study metallurgical engineering. She was subsequently appointed as a metallurgist at Skorpion Zinc Namibia, where she rose to become Technical Manager of the Refinery. After a […]

Female Leader, Florence Drummond, Indigenous Women in Mining & Resources Australia

Source: Femeconomy interview Florence Drummond, Co-Founder of Indigenous Women in Mining & Resources Australia (IWIMRA), is on a mission to connect every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman working in the mining and resources industry across Australia, to support each other in their career journey. From her home base in Weipa, Florence and her sister are rallying […]

Mining Indaba: Women in Mining ebook

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in the African Mining Industry A report highlighting the progress and potential of advancing the diversity agenda in African mining Investing in African Mining Indaba's ebook has been published. It includes an introduction by Harry Chapman, Head of Content for Mining Indaba, and their diversity agenda for the February [...]

“Have confidence in your skills and continue to challenge yourself to become better than the person you were yesterday,” Lalao Ranjivaharimanana

International Women in Mining Profile: Lalao Evelyne Ranjivaharimanana Lalao Evelyne Ranjivaharimanana is a process safety engineer at the Ambatovy Joint Venture, owned by Sumitomo Corporation, Kores and Sherritt International, in Madagascar. She had always wanted to work in mining, but it took a while to find her perfect job. Following her engineering degree, her career […]

Promoting Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Oil, Gas and Mining Extractive Industries: A Women’s Human Rights Report

The Advocates for Human Rights, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, have published a report on Promoting Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Oil, Gas and Mining Extractive Industries, which can be found at: “When women are supported and included, businesses do better. But it takes a holistic approach to ensure meaningful inclusion – from changing […]

The Women of Caribbean Cement Company Limited in Jamaica

The Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL), based in Jamaica is the leading manufacturer of cement in the Caribbean. Its workforce includes 12 per cent women and the company has been seeing an increase in applications  from women since 2016 with some 40% of recent hires being women. At present there is one woman on the […]

New IWiM Board

International Women in Mining (IWiM) expands global network, governance and STEM skills with new board appointments NewIWiMboard_press-release LONDON, May 2019: Leading NEDs, Gillian Davidson and Alex Atkins, have joined IWiM’s board as the organisation looks to expand its network, continues to grow and gives a voice to its members worldwide. Gillian Davidson, who is the [...]

“As a person, not just as a woman, it’s so important to have belief in yourself and that you can add value,” Lara Smith

International Women in Mining Profile: Lara Smith Lara Smith is the Founder and Managing Director of Core Consultants, a consultancy firm that provides commodity market research, analysis and valuations to the global mining industry. Although Lara reluctantly became involved in mining, today she cannot envisage another career. She regards mining as a fascinating, multidisciplinary, international […]

Women & Leadership Australia Scholarship Grants

Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved during #100daysforchange, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s mining and resources sector. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. The scholarship […]

Jon Samuel joins IWiM board

Jon Samuel – IWiM Board – click to download press release International Women in Mining (IWiM) boosts board with appointment of Anglo American’s Jon Samuel LONDON, October 15, 2018: Jon Samuel, Group Head of Social Performance and Engagement at Anglo American, is joining the board of International Women in Mining, deepening the expertise and diversity of […]

IWRMP Update (August 2018)

Last March, International Women in Resources Mentorship Programme was launched at PDAC in Toronto, Canada. Over the six months, 42 exceptional mentees worked alongside 42 mentors who are influential senior leaders from around the world. They have been meeting either online or in person to conduct mentoring sessions following a structured programme framework. Mentees have [...]

Meet Our New Research Team

We are pleased to introduce you to members of our new research team! They’re from different parts of the world and they have an extensive knowledge of the mining industry. We’re glad that they’ve volunteered to help us gather data and other information on gender in the mining industry, so as to better understand the […]

IWiM / Ex4Dev18

Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa 2018 Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 Time: 09:00 – 18:00 Venue: University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK Registration: ex4dev Harnessing the Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa 2018 (Ex4Dev18) is a student-led interdisciplinary workshop and networking event designed to share research and foster […]

ITC Women’s Day Celebrations

This Women’s Day, Intelligence Transfer Centre would like to celebrate the wonderful women that inspire and motivate us. Stand a chance to WIN! Share your SHERO and her superpower on Facebook or Twitter using#MyShero and tag @ITCIntelligence. If you are not active on social media, send an email to and we’ll share your shero for you.   You […]

Women in Nuclear Canada Award

The annual Women in Nuclear Canada Award recognizes a member who has made an outstanding leadership contribution to the success of Women in Nuclear Canada. This year’s award will focus on “Unsung Heroes” to align with the 15th Annual Conference’s theme, “Change Starts with U”. The successful recipient works tirelessly behind the scenes, often unnoticed, to ensure that their Chapter or […]

WiN-Canada Student Pioneer Scholarship 2018

Women in Nuclear Canada wishes to recognize young women who act as pioneers of the nuclear industry and play a pivotal role, in their studies and in their communities, in highlighting the benefits of the nuclear industry. The Women in Nuclear Canada Student Scholarship will be awarded to three (3) deserving applicants (one undergraduate, one graduate, one […]

International Women in Mining: Inclusivity in mining

Barbara Dischinger and Camila Reed from International Women in Mining discuss the organisation’s tireless work to promote and build inclusion in the industry. Since its creation in 2007, International Women in Mining (IWiM) has never wavered in its pursuit of increased diversity. It was formed to provide a solution for several gaps in the industry […]

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

With the aim of focusing the extractive industry’s attention on gender diversity, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Adam Smith International, and International Women in Mining (IWIM) organized a high-level event on the margins of the African Mining Indaba 2018. The gathering in Cape Town on February 6 introduced gender-proactive legislation to its audience and […]

IWRMP 2018 update

In a collaboration between IWiM, WIMC and Metisphere, and with the support of many organisations we launched IWRMP 2018 at the Mining for Diversity Cocktail & Awards held at PDAC in Toronto on 6th March. At the launch, forty-two (42) exceptional females from resources companies in Australia, Canada, Chile, Congo, Ghana, Guyana, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, South [...]


Mining & Exploration International Conference & Expo (MEI2018) Date : September 6-8, 2018 Venue : Las Vegas Convention Centre, 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, USA Registration: MEI2018 is offering IWiM members 50% off on the conference and expo with this discount code: MEI2018IWIM IWiM is very excited to be partnering with the Mining and Exploration International Conference which […]

Career Path Mapping

We’re assisting Nicole Tardif and her colleagues at the Goodman School of Mines by asking you to answer some questions for their research. To participate in the survey go to this link. The text is in both English and French. Goodman School of Mines – Career Path Mapping Survey We believe that for a company to succeed […]

Status Assessment of Women Working in Mining

Invitation to participate in a survey If you’re a woman working in the core business of a mining organization, you can assist Dr. Doret Botha at the North-West University, School for Social Sciences, with her research on assessing the status of women working in mining by answering some questions on her survey. Dear Prospective Participant, […]


International Mining and Resources Conference Date: 29 October – 1 November 2018 Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne, Australia. Registration: IMARC is offering IWiM members free expo passes and 10% off the current early bird prices with this discount code: MA1090IWIM IWiM is happy to announce our partnership with International Mining and Resources […]

Julia Baxter – Making the Business Case for Gender Equality in Mining

Monthly Profile Feature Julia Baxter, Head of Mining, Oil & Gas at Adam Smith International (ASI) says she stumbled into mining early on in her career but she’s now hooked on the sector because of the huge impact it has on people’s lives. She thrives on the opportunities to be creative and rethink how governments […]

WIM/WiN SK Announces 2018 Post Secondary Scholarship Program

Saskatoon 21-March-2018: Women in Mining/Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan (WIM/WiN-SK) is pleased to announce the continuation of its post-secondary scholarship program. The program will provide three awards of $1,000: two awards to returning University students and one award to a student enrolled in Technical or Trades in Saskatchewan. The students will embody the values of diversity […]

Thandi Mazibuko: I am the future

Thandi Mazibuko grew up in a small community near Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) operation in KwaZulu-Natal. As a young child, when walking to school, she would see RBM vehicles driving past and she decided she wanted to work for the same company. Little did she know that one day she would become the […]


Autora: Graciela Arrieta Guevara El Perú tiene una larga historia en minería y es considerado a nivel internacional como ‘’país minero’’. Según estadística oficial reportada al cierre del 2017[2], es el segundo país productor de cobre en el mundo y en Latinoamérica; el primer productor de oro y sexto en el mundo; el primero en […]

Holstein Wong – Exceptional Young Women in Queensland Resources

The winners for this year’s Resources Awards for Women was announced on March 8 at the QRC/WIMARQ International Women’s Day Breakfast, presented by BHP. IWiM would like to congratulate all the winners who are role models for women working in non-traditional careers. We are especially excited for Holstein Wong who won the award for ‘Exceptional […]

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 […]

Press Release – IWRMP 2018 Launch Event

7th March, Toronto WOMEN IN MINING COLLABORATION LAUNCHES INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN RESOURCES MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME 2018 In response to the need for more industry mentoring, we have launched the first International Women in Resources Mentorship Programme (IWRMP). This is at a time when there is a renewed industry focus on creating more culturally-diverse and gender-balanced […]

Dr Vanessa Guthrie – “Just because you are outnumbered doesn’t mean you are wrong…. So never, ever give up”

Monthly Profile Feature Australian Dr Vanessa Guthrie has an impressive and diverse career spanning 30 years in the resources sector. Early on she realised that she wanted to work in an industry that creates value from natural resources and improves the quality of people’s lives. She loves being part of something that is physical, practical […]

Zenzi Awases – “We’re here to stay, to do a job and not just to look pretty. We must make a difference”

Monthly Profile Feature Namibian geologist Zenzi Awases is not afraid to face a challenge head on, carrying out her first job alone in the desert on foot with hyenas prowling behind her. One of the first women in Namibia to study geology in her home country she has discovered diamonds and brought two areas into […]

Interested in becoming a Director, Secretary or Vice-Chair with the WIM/WiN-SK Board of Directors?

If you are interested in becoming a Director, Secretary or Vice-Chair with the Women in Mining and Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan Inc. (WIM/WiN-SK) Board of Directors, please submit the following by Feb 20 to – A SHORT letter of intent and resume, highlighting why you want to join, how you might contribute, your availability/commitment […]

A scholarship opportunity from the CEPMLP for Somali Nationals

The University of Dundee – Energy Industry Scholarship for Somali Nationals Energy has enhanced our lives: we have never been more connected and, today, more people have better opportunities, better health and better living conditions. This progress has been dependent on reliable, accessible energy. Given the vital role of the energy sector, the Centre for Energy […]

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. […]

Nominate a P.Geo. for APGO’s Award of Merit

The Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) Award of Merit was established in 2016, with the intention of presenting the award annually to a deserving individual member who, during the course of their career, has made significant contributions to the geoscience profession. The successful candidate for the award will have been a practicing member […]

Barbara Dischinger – “We are Individually Powerful but if we’re United we are Stronger”

Monthly Profile Feature The founder of International Women in Mining (IWiM) and before that of WIM UK, Barbara Dischinger, is truly international herself. She’s a mix of nationalities, speaks numerous languages and has lived around the world. Modest and often understated of her achievements, she’s driven and passionate about getting a good deal for women […]

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, […]

Nominations Open for the 2018 Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Award

For decades, women have contributed to the mining and minerals industry of Canada.  Through leadership, education and innovation, these women have opened doors for more women to participate in one of Canada’s most vital sectors. The Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Award is the first national award in Canada to recognize the achievements of women who have […]

Quick Scan: Key Actors in Gender and Mining in the Netherlands and Internationally

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Accounting for gender concerns and optimizing gender equality returns in the minerals sector is clearly becoming a priority Most development organizations prioritize the “rights-based case” for gender integration although the “business case” is also becoming a priority The disconnect between these strategic interests may account for limited systemic progress towards gender equality across […]

Make a difference with an Australia Awards – Africa Scholarship: Applications are now open

Scholarships form an integral part of Australia’s development assistance for Africa, and help to build critical skills and knowledge. The Australia Awards – Africa offer an effective and efficient model to deliver Australia’s assistance while supporting a range of strategic foreign policy, economic diplomacy and development objectives across key sectors. Australia Awards Scholarships (2019 intake): […]

Stories of Women in DRC’s Mining Sector Spark National Action Plan

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Accidents and abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector are common. Women in various mining areas of the country are transforming lives by advocating for their rights. The World Bank and the Government of the DRC are supporting various efforts to close the gender gap in […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

How Fortescue Metals became the second ASX company in Australia’s history to have a board dominated by women

Originally published by Women’s Agenda – November 2016. A few years ago Fortescue Metals Group was the last ASX50 company to have an all-male board. Less than three years on, it will become only the second ASX-listed company to have a board dominated by women.   Fortescue’s chairman and founder, Andrew Forrest, was unwilling to […]

Women In Energy

Originally published by – November 2016. Globally There Are Fewer Women in the Energy Industry Than in Tech1 Only 5% of executive board members are women at the top 200 power and utility companies.2 Women are 14% of senior management at the top 200 power and utility companies. 3 Latin America, the Caribbean, and […]