Lindiwe Nakedi: “Opportunities are many if you’re willing to ask questions and learn. Be willing to start right at the bottom. No task is beneath you: your work ethic and attitude speak volumes. And take initiative! Don’t wait to be given opportunities: just take a chance and know that you will learn to swim even if you’ve been thrown into that deep end.”

International Women in Mining Profile: Lindiwe Nakedi Lindiwe Nakedi is the CEO of a South African 100% black-female-owned exploration drilling company that she started with her geologist husband in 2008. She holds a BA in Industrial Psychology and has no formal technical training in mining or engineering, but has achieved success in this male-dominated business […]

Andree St-Germain: “I believe it is an exciting time to be a woman in our industry. Gender diversity is essential. There will be more and more opportunities for talented and hard-working young women that will require a wide range of skill sets. The focus is not only on attracting women, but also retaining them and, most importantly, developing them.”

International Women in Mining Profile: Andree St-Germain Andree St-Germain started her career in investment banking, focussing mainly on assisting mining companies with mergers and acquisitions. As she became more intrigued by the industry, she moved to work directly for a mining company, where the multi-faceted nature of her daily challenges keeps her passionate and engaged. […]

Women in the C-Suite | Highgrade Special with Gladys Smith

Gladys Smith heads the Latin America Team for IWiM and helped to kickstart women in mining groups. In this video she shares her views on stereotypes and it’s impact on the extractives sector. This interview is part of a Highgrade Special series on gender equality in mining. A collaboration with gender equality champions the German […]

IWiMSpeakUp conference speakers at the Group of Experts on CMM

IWiMSpeakUp worked with conference organizers to connect with female coal specialists Sandra Seabela and Bobbie Foot to speak on women in mining at the 14th session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane at the United Nations, 7-8 November 2019 in Geneva. An article entitled, Women in the coal sector: from barriers to […]

Jesalyn Abonates-Guingguing: “For me, mining is a social transformer, environmental enhancer, and a life changer. Women like me, who are eager to overcome risks, find ways, face challenges, and transform obstacles to become the way, can be attracted to mining.”

International Women in Mining Profile: Jesalyn Abonates-Guingguing Jesalyn Abonates-Guingguing is the Tenement and Environment Manager of Agata Mining Ventures Inc. (AMVI), a nickel mine in the Philippines, and a registered Environmental Planner. Combining passion and purpose, and driven by her advocacy of environmental stewardship, she became a Director of the Board of the Philippine Institute of […]

Resa Furey – “The mining industry – and the business world in general – desperately need the benefits of having more diversity on boards…. It’s high time for companies to benefit from the ideas that women and diverse populations bring, and for corporations to look more like the rest of society.”

International Women in Mining Profile: Resa Furey Resa Furey is a market analyst and marketing director with over 20 years of global industry experience in providing solutions that create sustainable returns and a competitive advantage for companies in the resource sector. She has led market studies and an initiative to benchmark the global state of […]

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

The gender debate is gaining momentum around the world – but the mining sector has been behind the curve. Up to this point, the conversation in the industry has been fragmented, sketchy, and to a large extent, emotional and reactive. Highgrade Media, alongside gender-equality champions Gillian Davidson, Gladys Smith, The German Development Agency GIZ and […]

Maryville University’s Definitive Guide to All-Gender Inclusion

Source Gender inclusion is a concept that transcends mere equality. It’s the notion that all services, opportunities, and establishments are open to all people and that male and female stereotypes do not define societal roles and expectations. While the United States has made dramatic strides in narrowing the gap between the sexes, statistics show that […]

Sehliselo Ndlovu – “Make your work become a recognisable brand: what you do in your field should have your clear and consistent mark of quality; your own brand. When you create a memorable experience in the minds of those you interact with, a long-lasting impact is made that can open new doors and opportunities.”

International Women in Mining Profile: Sehliselo Ndlovu Sehliselo (Selo) Ndlovu holds a PhD in Minerals Engineering from Imperial College, London, UK. She joined the Engineering faculty at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 2004 and currently holds the DST/NRF SARChI chair in Hydrometallurgy and Sustainable Development. She has trained over 30 PhD and […]

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 […]

International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC)

Where global mining leaders connect with technology, finance and the future Dates: 28 – 31 October 2019 Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006 Website: Ticket Link: Phone: +61 3 9008 5946 Email: The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is where global mining leaders […]

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 […]

WIM Catch-Up

2nd Annual Women in Mining Catch-Up  Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018 Venue: The Indaba Hotel Fourways William Nicol Drive & Pieter Wenning Road Johannesburg, South Africa Registration: ITC Dr. Gargi Mishra, Mining Innovation, Senior Principal at Accenture, and also an IWiM member, will be speaking about leadership and  the role of women, and how they can […]

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 […]

IWiM UnEarth Photo Exhibition (Perth)

Date: April 9 – 15, 2018 Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Venue: The Parmelia House Foyer, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 UnEarth is a selection of photographs from the 2017 International Women in Mining Photo Competition. The exhibition emphasises the diversity of the mining industry by recognising women from across the globe and […]

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 […]

ITC: WIM Conference

9th Annual Women in Mining – Moving from the integration to the development of women in mining Date: February 21-23, 2018 Venue: Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg Organized by: Intelligence Transfer Centre Dr. Gargi Mishra of International Women in Mining (IWiM) will be speaking at this event. She is also Director of Transrupt, and Founder of Mining Innovation. […]

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 […]