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 [...]

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 [...]

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, […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

Claire Rutkowski appointed Bentley Systems’ CIO

Originally published by Australian Mining – October 2016. Claire Rutkowski has been appointed Bentley Systems’ new chief information officer, joining the company’s executive team. Rutkowski previously worked as CIO at MWH Global and was responsible for delivering IT strategy and services; supporting around 7000 engineering professionals worldwide. She joined MWH in 1998 and has worked […]

‘But you’re a girl…?’ – Emma Haddon on her career in mining

This article was originally published by the AusIMM Bulletin magazine – August 2016. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked ‘are you a cleaner here?’ or ‘how did you get this job, you don’t see many girls out here?’ since working in the mining industry, I could buy you all a […]

Nevada Mining Association hosts Elko event for women leaders

Women from all over the state visited Elko in August to tour local mines and hear from Betty Gibbs, who has been in the industry for 50 years and is the executive director of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. The event was hosted by the Nevada Mining Association, Newmont Mining Corp. and the […]

A discussion with Dr Vanessa Guthrie, CEO of Toro Energy

This article was originally published by the AusIMM Bulletin magazine – July 2016. Dr Vanessa Guthrie, CEO of Toro Energy, Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia and a keynote speaker at International Mine Management 2016, discusses key stakeholders, leadership qualities and how the uranium industry is faring What is your overview on the state […]

First female mine safety commissioner to start on Monday

As a young mining engineer in South Africa, Katherine du Preez faced a challenge – it was illegal for women to work underground. She became the first woman in that country to hold a mine manager’s certificate of competency, however, and on Monday will be appointed Queensland’s first Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. She […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 on Boards Webinar Programme – Session 4 on August 12

Session 4: Gender Diversity on Boards Regulatory & market-led reforms, global snapshot Mandatory Quotas: Italy, France, Norway, EU directive Voluntary Targets: UK Comply & Explain Disclosure: Canada & Australia Board evaluation & tenure Speaker: Carol Nolan Drake, Co-Chair Shareholder Responsibilities Committee, International Corporate Governance Network 12 August, 6am Vancouver, 7am Denver, 9am Toronto, 2pm London, […]

Female Talent Engagement Survey Results

In late 2014, IWiMC released its first Female Talent Engagement Survey. The responses allow us to gain some insight into what influences industry employers and draw comparisons with what drives the career decisions of women in mining. A total of 31 responses were received from mining companies globally and a total of 263 responses were received from IWiMC […]

Rio Tinto boss Sam Walsh is right but women's confidence isn't to blame

Is it all only down to confidence??? Like the author I believe confidence is only one element/reason for the gender gap What are your thoughts? By Susanne Moore / Women’s Agenda Jul 06, 2015 “Rio Tinto’s boss Sam Walsh is dead right when he says, “We’re missing out on 32% of the talent that’s out […]

Rio Tinto boss Sam Walsh is right but women’s confidence isn’t to blame

Is it all only down to confidence??? Like the author I believe confidence is only one element/reason for the gender gap What are your thoughts? By Susanne Moore / Women’s Agenda Jul 06, 2015 “Rio Tinto’s boss Sam Walsh is dead right when he says, “We’re missing out on 32% of the talent that’s out […]

Women on Boards Webinar Programme – Session 3 on July 13

Session 3: “Edge Up YOUR LinkedIn Presence to Gain That Corporate Board Seat” Everyone understands the potential for LinkedIn, but how much visibility can a board candidate expect to produce? Despite the bad rap social media gets from time to time, LinkedIn simply cannot be ignored. It is the go-to network for professionals looking to advance their careers. Speaker: […]

Do you want the tools to sit on a Board?

Webinar Series: Addressing the underrepresentation of women on Boards Dear members of the International Women in Mining Community: We are thrilled to announce our first Women on Boards Webinar Series! 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 […]

Gender Equality & Pay Gap Results for Perth Business Community

The Committee for Perth released two weeks ago the findings of its landmark report Filling the Pool, which focuses on the Perth-based issues around gender inequality by exploring why women are paid less than their male colleagues and their struggle to climb the corporate ladder. As well as finding that Perth had a blokey and […]

Gender Equality & Pay Gap Results for Perth Business Community

The Committee for Perth released two weeks ago the findings of its landmark report Filling the Pool, which focuses on the Perth-based issues around gender inequality by exploring why women are paid less than their male colleagues and their struggle to climb the corporate ladder. As well as finding that Perth had a blokey and […]

Women on Boards Webinar Programme – Session 2 on June 22

Session 2: Board Journey Action Plan / What Do You Need To Do To Get a Board Seat Self-assessment / skills inventory Develop your brand/value proposition Gain non-profit board experience Develop and leverage a powerful network Get educated Speaker: Tracy Houston, board e-Guru – 22 June, 10pm GMT / 5pm EST / 5am AWST Details of the […]

Speaking Opportunity at 5th Human Capital in Mining Summit, Toronto – 4/5 Nov 2015

Let us know if you have an interest in presenting on the following topics by emailing info@womeninmining.net BUILDING CAPABILITY Session 2 Eliminating Blockers that Prevent People and Organizations from Being Capable (Individual and Org. Effectiveness) –> Suggested Focus ‘Change male-dominated attitudes and behaviours, so that women thrive more and better’ Session 5 Mastering Inclusion through Engaging with Local […]

Program encourages women at Goldcorp to risk taking the lead

By Kelsey Rolfe, CIM Magazine, May When, in 2007 and 2008, Anna Tudela toured Goldcorp’s recently acquired assets in Mexico and in Central and South America, she saw many women working on mine sites whose talents seemed underused and whose careers appeared stalled. They were, the company’s vice-president of regulatory affairs and corporate secretary, recalled, […]

Don't Give up on Your Dreams

Never too late THAT’S what a new process operator trainee at Chevron Australia just proved herself, landing her first job in the industry more than 20 years after finishing her studies Australian Mining Monthly, by Marion Lopez, 04 May 2015 Ursula Hannon has started a career in resources after 20 years in the police force as […]

Do you want the tools to sit on a Board?

Webinar Launch: Addressing the underrepresentation of women on Boards Dear members of the International Women in Mining Community: We are thrilled to announce our first Women on Boards Webinar Series! 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 BHP Foundation aims to inspire more girls to study math and work in STEM careers

Way to go BHP!! 28 April 2015 BHB Billiton Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mackenzie, today helped launch a A$22 million partnership with the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) to increase the representation of women in the field of mathematics. Mr Mackenzie joined AMSI Director Professor Geoff Prince,  Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to […]

Sharon Warburton's 8 tips for growing a killer support network

Business Insider Australia, by SARAH KIMMORLEY MAR 31 2015 Sharon Warburton is a single mum, an executive director at Brookfield Multiplex, and holds five other board positions at Australian organisations, including Fortescue Metals Group. Her “no excuses, there is always time” approach to work and mentoring has earned her many industry awards, including the Western Australian […]

Sharon Warburton’s 8 tips for growing a killer support network

Business Insider Australia, by SARAH KIMMORLEY MAR 31 2015 Sharon Warburton is a single mum, an executive director at Brookfield Multiplex, and holds five other board positions at Australian organisations, including Fortescue Metals Group. Her “no excuses, there is always time” approach to work and mentoring has earned her many industry awards, including the Western Australian […]

Goldcorp : Expands First Company-Wide Development & Mentorship Program for Women in Mining

27 February 2015 New stage of Creating Choices focuses on leadership and career planning Vancouver, British Columbia, February 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ –GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) this week launched the next stage of Creating Choices, the first company-wide development and mentorship program for women in mining. First introduced in 2010, the popular initiative […]

Goldcorp : Expands First Company-Wide Development & Mentorship Program for Women in Mining

27 February 2015 New stage of Creating Choices focuses on leadership and career planning Vancouver, British Columbia, February 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ –GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) this week launched the next stage of Creating Choices, the first company-wide development and mentorship program for women in mining. First introduced in 2010, the popular initiative […]

Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team

Good article so we are giving you the full verson. Posing five questions can help start a challenging management conversation January 2015 | by Lareina Yee The challenges are well known: women in business continue to face a formidable gender gap for senior-leadership positions.1 Moreover, there are fewer and fewer women at each step along […]

More women in global management, but rarely to the very top

More women than ever before are managers and business owners, but there is still a dearth of women at the top of the corporate ladder, says the International Labour Organization Katie Allen, Monday 12 January 2015 The number of women in senior and middle management positions around the world has increased over the last 20 […]