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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

PERU: HACIA UNA INCLUSION DE MÁS MUJERES EN LA MINERIA PERUANA

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 […]

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 […]

Digging into diversity

Originally published by Northern Ontario Business – October 2016. When Anna Tudela walked into her first mining conference, she was the only woman in a room packed with men. She was sure she had found the wrong place. On October 18, the vice-president of diversity, regulatory affairs and corporate secretary at Goldcorp was happy to […]

Australian miners strike a chord on gender balance

Originally published by Herald Sun – October 2016. Noted geologist and former CSIRO chief Megan Clark is one of three women on Rio Tinto’s board. AUSTRALIAN miners are showing the way for their global peers on gender diversity, with women holding about a third of board seats at the nation’s biggest resources companies to buck […]

Fifty percent female: BHP’s massive ambition for workplace gender diversity

Originally published by Women’s Agenda – October 2016. BHP’s workforce is currently only 17.5% female.  There are achievable targets, and then there are bold, ambitious goals that take significant work, effort and resources to achieve – but ultimately aim to really harness the potential of the entire population. So I was stunned to see this […]

Women rock the mining world

Elena Mayer galvanizes women in mining “Inspired by the likes of Pat Dillon, Anna Tudela, Maureen Jensen and Deb McCombe, I saw that I could play a role in empowering and connecting women within the mining industry. And so Women Who Rock was born,” declares President and Founder Elena Mayer (IMBA ’15). In 2015, Women […]

Advancing women in mining and resources in Singapore

With research indicating that at executive management levels, women only represent 11.48% of roles within the top 500 mining companies globally, there is a need to re-evaluate what more can be done to promote gender parity trends in the industry. In light of this, PwC Singapore partnered with Women in Mining and Resources (WIMAR) Singapore […]

Stats Reveal Women in Resources on the Rise

THE number of women directly employed across Australia’s resource industry has seen its biggest quarterly increase in eight years – an encouraging result as resource employers focus on diversifying their workforces for greater competitiveness. According to recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data, the number of women working in the industry jumped […]

Women in mining urged to overcome petty differences to achieve ‘great things’

UNITED STAND More needs to be done to ensure that women work together to advance themselves in the mining sector Women in mining must overcome their “petty” differences to ensure that they achieve great things in the local mining industry, states Limpopo-based copper miner Palabora Mining Company human resources development and training manager Sisiwe Mthethwa. She told […]

The untapped resource that could replace the mining boom: Women

Lean In, says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to women. And now economists agree. IT SOUNDS like a solution too simple to be true, but economists say our greatest untapped resource might just be women. If barriers like childcare were addressed, the number of women heading back to paid work could fill the gap left by […]

Codelco questioned by participation in Expomin treatment of women at the fair and called for changes

  Codelco nearly withdrew from participating in Expomin 2016, a fair which meets every two years for the mining world. The reason stated? The treatment, allegedly, given to women at this event. In addition to the usual promoters and models at such meetings, the fair invitations were distributed at nightclubs and promotional teams of these centers nearby. State […]

Codelco puso en duda participación en Expomin por trato a mujeres en la feria y pidió cambios

  Codelco estuvo a punto de restarse de participar en Expomin 2016, la feria que reúne cada dos años a todo el mundo minero. ¿La razón de la estatal? El trato que, estiman, se les da a las mujeres en este evento. Además de las promotoras y modelos usuales en este tipo de encuentros, en […]

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 […]

Bank of Montreal playing its part in boosting diversity in the metals & energy finance industry

Mining Journal, 18 September 2015 BMO backs mining and energy diversity by donating £90,000 (US$139,627) to provide new opportunities for women in the field. (photo: Women in Mining UK) The donation, made as part of BMO’s Equity through Education Scheme and funded through commissions on institutional equity trades the bank executed on September 17, will […]

Alcoa of Australia launches workplace diversity initiative Catalyst for Change

Original story posted 08/13/2015 | 01:09am US/Eastern Employees from across Alcoa’s Western Australian operations made a pledge to support the advancement of women in the workplace at the launch of a global diversity initiative – Catalyst for Change – in Mandurah last week. Hosted by Pinjarra Refinery Manager Simon Pascoe, the event highlighted the importance […]

South Africa’s female miners break ground for their gender

AFP, 13 JULY 2015 RUSTENBURG — Deep underground, where huge conveyer belts haul rocks to the surface, 33-year-old mother of two Bernice Motsieloa represents the quiet revolution transforming the macho culture of South African mining. Ms Motsieloa is a shift supervisor at Anglo American’s Bathopele platinum mine — one of several thousand female miners employed […]

South Africa's female miners break ground for their gender

AFP, 13 JULY 2015 RUSTENBURG — Deep underground, where huge conveyer belts haul rocks to the surface, 33-year-old mother of two Bernice Motsieloa represents the quiet revolution transforming the macho culture of South African mining. Ms Motsieloa is a shift supervisor at Anglo American’s Bathopele platinum mine — one of several thousand female miners employed […]

Reflections on Gender and Fieldwork in Artisanal Mining in East Africa

Posted by Sarah Katz-Lavigne on Jul 20, 2015 in Africa, International Development. From June 29th to July 3rd I participated in a training workshop in Kampala, Uganda, that was organized by Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies; Partnership Africa Canada, a Canadian NGO; and DRASPAC, a Ugandan research institute. The workshop was a key part […]

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 […]

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 […]

FQM Inspires Women in Zambia

Published On June 15, 2015 By Hildah Lumba FIRST Quantum Minerals (FQM) Kansanshi Mining Plc has engaged women in North-Western Province to inspire and empower them in doing business to help them become financially independent.FQM notes that it is vital for the women in the area to be prepared to conduct business beyond mining companies […]

Women in mining: Africa – Businesses need to mine women’s talent

By Ethical Corporation on Jun 9, 2015 Women must be better represented in Africa’s growing extractive sector, for the sake of commercial success as well as fairness Africa is at a turning point, emerging as one of the fastest growing developing regions in the world, registering sustained economic growth rates of 5%, almost 2% higher than […]

Equality, Diversity and A Boring Afternoon (A slice of mining)

We came upon this interesting blog post written by a male mining engineer writing about his view regarding the issue of women in mining and gender equality in mining. We liked his candid approach and hope for the future.   “It was a subject that was always at the back of my mind but I […]

Diversity a Source of Competitive Advantage for BHP Billiton

22 April 2015 Women in Energy and Resources Leadership Summit Vanessa Torres – Head of Group Investments and Value Management, BHP Billiton Ms Torres delivered a speech at the Women in Energy and Resources Leadership Summit in Perth today, alongside female colleagues from the resources and energy industries, who celebrated the strong contribution female leaders […]

Northparkes Mines recognises women in mining

March 6, 2015 Northparkes Mines today recognises the valuable contribution of women in mining as part of International Women’s Day. Stefanie Loader – Managing Director At Northparkes we believe the best workforce is a diverse one: it’s key to how we work and our overall success. Having women in our business enables us to achieve […]

Newmont: International Women’s Day – Honoring the Women in Our Lives

March 09, 2015 March 8 marked the 104th anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD). This global celebration highlights women’s valuable political, social, economic, and cultural contributions to society. Newmont is committed to promoting women’s rights and gender diversity in our workforce, as well as in the communities where we operate. While we all have more […]

"The diversity challenge" by Alice Clark

AusIMM Bulletin, Feb 2015 By Alice Clark FAusIMM(CP), Director CdeK Geological & Mining Services, AusIMM President 2011-12 Greater workforce diversity offers opportunities the minerals industry is yet to fully embrace When I took the role of AusIMM President in 2011, many people were focused on the fact that it was the first time a woman had […]

“The diversity challenge” by Alice Clark

AusIMM Bulletin, Feb 2015 By Alice Clark FAusIMM(CP), Director CdeK Geological & Mining Services, AusIMM President 2011-12 Greater workforce diversity offers opportunities the minerals industry is yet to fully embrace When I took the role of AusIMM President in 2011, many people were focused on the fact that it was the first time a woman had […]

Join our discussion on unconscious bias

Lucy Stocker of Diversity Network who sits on the Advisory Board of International Women in Minng has recently published an article on unconscious bias. You can read it here It ties in nicely with our current debate on our discussion forum on the same topic. Join us on LinkedIn to participate in the dialogue

Zooming in on Australia’s corporate diversity

The latest statistics from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in Australia are out. It lists 767 mining companies listed (it counts business units/mine sites so there are 48 listings just for BHP). Have a look at those companies and detailed reports for each here Snapshot – Women represent 45% or the total workforce but only 26% […]

The Global Gender Gap Report 2014

Through the Global Gender Gap Report 2014, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracks their progress over time. While no single measure can capture the complete situation, the Global Gender Gap Index presented in this Report seeks to measure one important aspect of gender equality: the relative gaps between women and men […]

Still no causation but more data proving more diversity leads to better financial performance

Why diversity matters New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially. McKinsey, January 2015 | byVivian Hunt, Dennis Layton, and Sara Prince We know intuitively that diversity matters. It’s also increasingly clear that it makes sense in purely business terms. Our latest research finds that companies in the […]

Anglo American released a video about women in mining

Anglo American has released a video aimed at showing the opportunities open to women at its mining operations. The video features women working at Anglo’s metallurgical coal operations discuss how they made their way into the mining industry. Gabrielle Horn, an automotive electrical apprentice, said she was working in hospitality when she saw an ad […]

Harvard Business Review surveys its alumni and realises it's all a myth

Why has women’s career progress stalled? According to HBR’s new research, prevailing beliefs are unsupported and none of them explain the gender gap in senior management. Women (in this case MBA graduates) want fulfilling careers and strive to senior positions as men do. Both rank career importance the same. It isn’t true that women leave […]

Harvard Business Review surveys its alumni and realises it’s all a myth

Why has women’s career progress stalled? According to HBR’s new research, prevailing beliefs are unsupported and none of them explain the gender gap in senior management. Women (in this case MBA graduates) want fulfilling careers and strive to senior positions as men do. Both rank career importance the same. It isn’t true that women leave […]

Zooming into Newmont’s Diversity Policy

See below extracts of Newmont’s diversity policy. There is an improvement at board and executive committee level but we sadly note that in the 5 year period 2009-2013 the proportion of female employees stayed flat at 11% with no increase; and that the proportion of women in management and senior management roles fell from 13-14% […]

Zooming into Newmont's Diversity Policy

See below extracts of Newmont’s diversity policy. There is an improvement at board and executive committee level but we sadly note that in the 5 year period 2009-2013 the proportion of female employees stayed flat at 11% with no increase; and that the proportion of women in management and senior management roles fell from 13-14% […]

New articles about how equity & work/life balance benefit us all

New articles from MARC-to-go (Men Advocating Real Change, a Catalyst initiative, more info at onthemarc.org When we talk about equality, we tend to emphasize just how much it benefits women, people of color, and other marginalized groups. But sometimes, to motivate change, it is important to look at the bigger picture, too. This month several of […]

New articles about how equity & work/life balance benefit us all

New articles from MARC-to-go (Men Advocating Real Change, a Catalyst initiative, more info at onthemarc.org When we talk about equality, we tend to emphasize just how much it benefits women, people of color, and other marginalized groups. But sometimes, to motivate change, it is important to look at the bigger picture, too. This month several of […]

Placing gender on the agenda

Mining News Premium, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 – Australia By Jack McGinn THE G20’s call to close the gender gap across its nations by 25% over the next decade has drawn attention to the future employee demographic of the mining industry. Late last month Miningnews.net has ran a series of letters from women in the industry […]

Mining professionals in Australia working for less money & latest gender pay gap stats

According to a study released Tuesday by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), average salaries for mineral professionals are down 19 per cent on 2012 levels. It also found minerals professionals working at the most senior levels are earning less in 2014 than they did in 2008 – even without adjusting for inflation. However, working […]

Mining professionals in Australia working for less money & latest gender pay gap stats

According to a study released Tuesday by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), average salaries for mineral professionals are down 19 per cent on 2012 levels. It also found minerals professionals working at the most senior levels are earning less in 2014 than they did in 2008 – even without adjusting for inflation. However, working […]