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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Nominations for WIMC Board of Directors

Women in Mining Canada is looking for candidates interested in participating on our Board of Directors. If you’re ready to advance your leadership experience and take on more responsibilities like: overseeing the affairs of the corporation and being accountable for the actions of the organization, this opportunity is for you! Alongside validating financial results, you […]

Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ)

Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) is a group of volunteers who support, mentor and encourage women in the minerals and energy sectors. WIMARQ champions gender diversity by sharing information about gender diversity issues, strategies and statistics, and welcomes women and men from across the sector to their events in Brisbane and regional locations. […]

New Openings in our Team – Volunteering for IWiM

We have openings in all our teams. If you want to contribute and join our vibrant teams and shape the organisation from the inside get in touch If you have additional skills or ideas not listed below do not hesitate to get in touch Please send all your applications to Mia Trina, Head of Admin […]

Launch of WIM Mexico

WIM Mexico launched last October, a great way to officialise all the good work done on the ground for two years preceding the launch! La nueva era de las mujeres en la minería, Mujeres WIM México. Women in Mining llega a nuestro país, a través de Mujeres WIM México, una organización no gubernamental que nace […]

Women in Mining 2016

MEI Blog – Tuesday, 15 March 2016 The photo below was taken at the Camborne School of Mines Final Year Dinner in 1977: and this one two years later with the first graduates in Mineral Processing Technology from CSM: The link is pretty obvious- not a female face in sight.  CSM was founded in 1888 […]

Women in Mining/ Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan is looking for Volunteers

Joining our team is a great way to network, build your experience, and have some fun with some amazing women. We are looking for volunteers to assist in the following areas. Scholarship Committee: WIM/WiN – SK is planning to launch a scholarship program in 2016. We are looking for 2-3 individuals to join our planning and selection […]

WIM Canada founder MaryAnn Mihychuk becomes Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

19 Nov 2015 Congratulations to MaryAnn Mihuchuk, one of the Women in Mining (WIM) Canada founders and the recipient of the first Trail Blazer award, for her appointment as Employment Workforce Development and Labour Minister!! Mihychuk held several provincial cabinet portfolios from 1999 to 2004 in the NDP government of Manitoba, including Manitoba Minister of Mines, […]

WIMWA Mentoring Program 2016 – Mentee applications closing soon!

A friendly reminder that mentee applications for Semester 1 2016 close on Friday 30th October 2015. Mentee applications can be accessed online at http://womeninmining.com/connect-with-peers/mentoring-program/. Kindest Regards, Ali, Project Director, WIMWA Mentoring Program Dr Ali Burston Executive Director Organisational Psychologist  // 0412 550 501 www.metisphere.com.au

WIM Northern Ontario launches Mentoring Programme

The Elevate mentorship programme prepares women to make informed career choices in the mining industry, says Women In Mining Northern Ontario president Charmaine Gazdic-Querney. Opportunity to network and learn about career opportunities Women In Mining Northern Ontario’s latest initiative is called Elevate. Elevate is a new mentorship program that gives women in the mining sector […]

Volunteering Opportunity – Committee Positions available, WIMnet NSW 2016

We are seeking a few new NSW WIMnet Committee members to help us continue our networking events and other activities in 2016. Most of the existing Committee members have indicated their willingness to continue their involvement through 2016 so this will enable us to maintain continuity and our momentum. However, we would benefit from additional […]

Women in Mining in DRC form National Action Plan

Women in mining share pain and unite for change Submitted by Rachel Perks On Fri, 10/09/2015 I recently joined over 150 women who work in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at a conference sponsored by the World Bank. This was the first national conference ever held in the DRC to […]

Celebrating Women in Mining in the DRC

The iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba will this year include a Women in Mining Award amongst the award categories. The conference will happen on 15-16 October in Kinshasa. The Outstanding Woman in Mining award celebrates a woman for outstanding achievements during the past year which have made a contribution to and impact in the […]

Speed Networking in the Bowen Basin

On Thursday the 10th of September, 40 men and women from Queensland’s mining industry gathered in Moranbah for the WIMARQ event, which had the theme of “Bring your boss to speed networking”. The event was very successful with many new networks formed. Mark Swinnerton, General Manger of Goonyella Riverside Mine said, “developing a diverse workforce is […]

Last chance to nominate for the100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2015

Women in Mining (UK) believes it is important to recognise women from all levels in the industry who continue to be inspirational to those around them and who demonstrate to the industry that even though there is still a long way to go, we have made tremendous progress. Please nominate your candidates for consideration in […]

WiMSA 2015 South African Industry Survey

It is WiMSA’s (Women in Mining South Africa) aim to provide an on-going and constructive platform to its members so that they may advance and succeed in the mining industry. One of the ways we do this is through our research projects. Our research from 2014 has been invaluable in the growth of WiMSA in […]

Welcome to new Women in Mining groups

Several new WIM groups have joined the Women in Mining Community recently or we’ve just become aware of their existence whilst others are getting a new lease on life We welcome WIM Arizona which was founded by Andrea Vizcarra Mujica who works for Freeport McMoRan as Business Development Manager in Phoenix and who also happens […]

2015 WiN-Canada Elections – Get on Board & Get Involved (Canada)

Women in Mining/Women in Nuclear SK 2015 proves to be a very exciting year for Women in Nuclear Canada as we embark on another WiN-Canada Board election. Our board is made up of the following positions: President Treasurer Secretary Members-at-Large Past-President(s) Chairs of local chapters Executive Director The President, Treasurer and several Members-at-Large positions are […]

Welcome to a new Women in Mining group in Africa: WIM Niger

The Association des Femmes du Secteur des Industries Extractives (= Association of Women working in Extractive Industries = Women in Mining Niger) was officially created mid November in the presence of The Minister of Mines & Industrial Development, Mr Omar Hamidou Tchiana We publish the announcement in French below Niger Diaspora, mardi, 21 octobre 2014 Assemblée Constitutive de […]

Welcome to Women in Mining DRC – RENAFEM

Exclusive interview with Kaleba Ngoie-Kasongo, Executive Director, Hear Congo Posted by: Mining Review Africa, October 8, 2014 “Women face an array of challenges in this sector. I am, however, very encouraged by the creation of a national “Women in Mining” association RENAFEM” Exclusive interview with Kaleba Ngoie-Kasongo, Executive Director of Hear Congo, USA. During the […]

WIM USA publishes quarterly newsletter

WIM National Quarterly is fresh off the press, read it here. You will find: Address from the new WIM National President 2014-2015, WIM National Chapter news, New chapter in Texas, news from WIM Education Foundation, Initiative by Barrick Gold to end gender violence etc.

News of DIWATA

You can read an update on DIWATA in this magazine on page 20. DIWATA is the short name for Women in Resource Development, Inc., a non-government organization advocating the responsible development of the Philippines’ wealth in resources, principally, through industries such as mining, oil and gas, quarrying, and other mineral resources from the earth for […]

New WIM group: WIM Timmins, ON

New group seeks more women in mining Timmins Times, Monday, September 29, 2014. By LEN GILLIS, len.gillis@sunmedia.ca Christina Ouellette, Vice President of Human Resources for Lake Shore Gold was the keynote speaker in Timmins this week at the launch of the Women In Mining event. Timmins Times LOCAL NEWS photo by Len Gillis. Timmins will soon be […]

WIM Toronto participating in Weekend to End Women Cancers

Donate to our journey and make this Weekend matter! The Women in Mining Are Walking Again (The Little Team That Could!) On September 6 and 7, 2014 the Women in Mining Walking Team will be walking in the Shopper’s Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. The two-day, 60-kilometre walk through the streets of Toronto is an annual […]

WIM now in 30 countries, over 65 women in mining chapters

The women in mining “movement” is spreading daily, there are now women in mining groups/chapters/associations in around 30 countries. Updated global list of WIM groups These are the ones I am aware of, there are more.I am sure. I constantly make new discoveries and my aim is to engage with every single one. One of our […]

WIM Thunder Bay's supports breast cancer initiative

Women in Mining Support the Ontario Breast Screening Program By Michelle Kolobutin – June 11, 2014 “The minerals exploration and mining industry is one of the most important sectors to the Canadian economy, and in recent years, Northwestern Ontario has been one of the highlights of the mining conversation.  The number of women working in […]

Bolor Sambuu of WIM Mongolia was recently interviewed

Interview with Women in Mining Advocate Bolor Sambuu by Jill and Jack Kids, 3 June 2014 For those that don’t know Bolor, she is Bolor is the Founder and Executive Director of Women in Mining Mongolia and is based in Toronto. In celebration of their launch, Jill and Jack Kids has put together a series of interviews with […]

 Encouraging women in mining is all about “Creating Choices”

CIM Reporter, 14 May 2014 More than 300 CIM Convention 2014 attendees gathered for the Women in Mining Reception on Tuesday 13th of May to discuss barriers holding women back from careers in the industry and what can be done to break down those walls. Four years ago, Goldcorp developed “Creating Choices,” a program to […]


Congratulations to WIM Thunder Bay & Northwestern Ontario Chair and founding board member, Dr. Mary Louise Hill, on her appointment to the 2014 PDAC Board of Directors  & Congratulations to WIM TB NW Ontario founder/board member Barbara Courte Elinesky on becoming a member of the advisory council of the Northern Policy Institute.    

3-day workshop on the progress of women in mining – Papua New Guinea

Women in Mining meet progressing well Melanie Vari on Mon, 28/04/2014 A three-day workshop on the progress of women in mining project areas begun this morning at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby. It’s called Capacity Building of Women’s Associations on the Use of Women in Mining Small Grants Program (SGP) and facilitated by Mineral Resources […]

In Zimbabwe, women thrive in male-dominated mining sector

Before bringing you the article published this week I want to remind you of the country context. There are several groups in Zimbabwe calling themselves women in mining. There is no one umbrella body representing them but rather various associations which are scattered around the country. Although on appearance they seem distinct from one another, a […]

Hard Hats and Heels: the Fabulous Women in Mining (Philippines)

More news from Asia, fantastic!! We hope to read more soon on Diwata’s great work TVI Resource Development Philippines Inc. (TVIRD), 15/04/2014 On the heels of women’s month, DIWATA – Women in Resource Development Inc. sponsored the recent edition of the Philippine Mining Luncheon titled “Women as Game Changers in Resource Development” last 11 April 2014 […]

Women in Mining BC Launch New Website

For Immediate Release April 10, 2014 Vancouver, BC – Women in Mining Vancouver has launched a new website, www.wimbc.ca, showcasing the activities of WIM membership groups around the province of BC. The website offers information about each WIM BC branch, their respective events and how to become a WIM member, serving as an open invitation to professionals […]

WIM California Chapter is offering 5 scholarships for 2014. Each scholarship is $2,000.

Women in Mining, California Chapter, seeks scholarship candidates who possess a commitment to obtain an education leading to a degree through a course of study related to mining, geology, engineering or environmental studies. Applicants must be at least a senior in high school or currently enrolled full time in college. Applicant must currently maintain a […]

Department for Local Government and Communities support for WIMWA’s Mentoring Program – scholarship available

Great news! The Department for Local Government and Communities has offered to provide three scholarships for the next round of the WIMWA mentoring program. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for this program please send a paragraph outlining why you would like to participate in the program to wimwa_events@iinet.net.au by Thursday 10th […]

NSW Minerals Council’s “Women in Mining: A snapshot” Survey results

New survey: NSW women in mining want more women to forge a career in resources sector March 05, 2014 A new survey has found that 93% of women working in NSW mining would actively encourage more women to take up a career in the industry, including in roles operating of heavy vehicles and machinery. The […]

Mma Keita – My fight as a woman in the mining world

By Fatoumata. T. Diallo, Bellzone Community Relations Manager and a WOMAN in Mining “It all started when I needed an internship after my first degree in geology. I love geology. I went and applied in a very well known mining company operating in my country (Guinea). After they received all students’ requests, they called me […]

New WIM group: Welcome WIM Guinée!

We welcome WIM Guinée into our midst! The group was set up last year but is now fully ready to operate having achieved the necessary support and incorporation as a NGO. This strengthens the presence of women in mining in West Africa, WIM Senegal having been established since the end of 2012. “Woman in Mining est […]

Finalists announced for the 2014 NSW Women in Mining Awards

February 27, 2014 After a record numbers of nominations, the finalists have been announced for the 2014 NSW Women in Mining Awards. The high calibre of the finalists is a testament to the achievements of the women in our industry across a range and the growing interest in our awards program. The finalists are from mining regions […]

WIM UK: Mining for Talent – Part 2 has been published

Mining for Talent – a Review of Women on Boards in the Mining Industry is out and was launched at a WIM UK networking event last night hosted by PwC and attended by many members and supporters. This report is the second in a series of three undertaken by WIM (UK), analysing gender diversity at […]

Report on Indigenous Australian and African Women in Mining sessions

Wendy Treasure, Specialist Resources Lawyer, Project Manager at IM4DC (International Mining for Development Centre) has kindly written a report on two events she participated in recently. “The world of mining is changing to create employment opportunities for women. While mining careers for women in countries like Canada, Australia, the UK, Europe, etc. are far more established and […]

Women in Mining: networking to find the keys to success (NSW, Australia)

December 13, 2013 Taking risks, learning to compromise and a just little bit of luck are the three keys to career success, according to one of the NSW minerals industry’s leading women. Katie Brassil, Centennial Coal’s General Manager External Affairs, has had an extremely diverse and interesting career in mining most recently, as well as in […]

WIM Vancouver Branch Congratulates Award Winners

WIM Canada press release, 15 November 2010 Vancouver, BC.- Women in Mining, Vancouver branch, would like to congratulate the winners of The Minerva Foundation for BC Women’s 2010, “Women in Natural Resources” awards for excellence, leadership and philanthropy: Our very own Barbara Caelles, who started WIM Vancouver, awarded for philanthropy and volunteerism Lyn Anglin, President and CEO of […]