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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 [...]

Tips for networking & engaging with our large global IWiM community

Dear IWiM Member Our community has been steadily growing over the last few months to what is now more than 9,000 members. Welcome to all our new members! We’re a big community, but active and satisfied members are strength. What can IWiM do for you? Let us know Today we are contacting you to give […]

Govt to empower citizens in mining sector

Botswana Geo-Science Institute director, Koketso Mojaboswa says the minerals draft policy will give more rights to locals as against foreigners.  Addressing a full Central District Council (CDC) meeting last Wednesday, Mojaboswa stated that the mining industry is currently dominated by foreigners rather than locals but added that the draft policy that is currently at consultation […]

WIM Chile launched in presence of Mining Minister and 200 women working in mining

Cerca de 200 mujeres en la primera cena de Women in Mining Chile Sustentare, Publicado el 13 De Agosto Del 2015 La entidad busca disminuir la diferencia de género en la industria minera, que más mujeres se inserten en esta actividad y generar redes. Cerca de 200 mujeres participaron en la primera cena del capítulo […]

News from WiRV (Women in Mining and Resources Victoria) – joining WIMnet + name change

WiRV is proud to announce that they have formally become a subcommittee of the AusIMM (Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy) Women in Mining Network (WIMnet) and are now referred to as: “Women in Mining and Resources (WiRV) – a subcommittee of the AusIMM Women in Mining Network” and are also referred to as “WIMnet Victoria.” They also proudly broke […]

Gender diversity and 'Women Who Rock'

By: Elena Mayer, Special to The Northern Miner, 2015-05-13 The issue of gender diversity is gathering real steam in the mining industry, despite its reputation for being male-dominated. The recently introduced Ontario Securities Commission disclosure requirement that deals with representation of women on boards of directors is only the latest catalyst behind the industry taking positive […]

Gender diversity and ‘Women Who Rock’

By: Elena Mayer, Special to The Northern Miner, 2015-05-13 The issue of gender diversity is gathering real steam in the mining industry, despite its reputation for being male-dominated. The recently introduced Ontario Securities Commission disclosure requirement that deals with representation of women on boards of directors is only the latest catalyst behind the industry taking positive […]

Women in Mining USA announces new officers for 2015-2016

Women In Mining announced recently the 2015-2016 officers for the WIM National Organization and WIM Education Foundation. The the officers selected for the National Organization include President Darlene Bray of the California Chapter, Vice President Gina of the California Chapter, Treasure Bonnie Love and Secretary Betty Mahaffey of the Denver Chapter. The Education Foundations new […]

Catch up on what's happened in the "women in mining world" the last month

Catch the latest news from WIM groups, read our new interview, register for our women on boards webinar programme and find out when the next WIM event near you will be Newsletter May 2015

Catch up on what’s happened in the “women in mining world” the last month

Catch the latest news from WIM groups, read our new interview, register for our women on boards webinar programme and find out when the next WIM event near you will be Newsletter May 2015

Launch of Nominations for 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2015 

WIM (UK) today launches its search for the 2015 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining. In January, the final “Mining from Talent” report highlighted that there remains a general misconception within the mining community that there is a lack of female talent to fill both board and executive roles. With such a strong pool of […]

Mining’s message: Bennett, Amodei speak to Women in Mining

Elko Daily Free Press, 13 April 2015  •  MARIANNE KOBAK McKOWN mkobak@elkodaily.com See it in Print Nevada Mining Association President Dana Bennett speaks Saturday during the Women In Mining National Meeting at Stockmen’s Hotel and Casino.   ELKO – Spreading mining’s message was the theme of the Women In Mining national meeting in Elko. The […]

Women in Materials now has a dedicated web page

IOM3 has launched its new website, and started a page for Women in Materials! http://www.iom3.org/women-materials The IOM3 Women in Materials Group (WIM) was established in 2012 to provide a focus for women members within the Institute and help support them in their careers. WIM has organised several successful events around the UK which have attracted […]

Upcoming WIM Events and much more

Welcome to the March Edition of International Women in Mining Community Newsletter. This month we have award winners from various International Women’s Day celebrations, updates on events and projects, as well as the usual recap of WIM activities around the world. Remember to bookmark our blog as new stories are continually added throughout the month. Special […]

6th Annual Women in Mining Conference in South Africa

This week in South Africa women in mining are congregating at  3-day conference which started on Wednesday and finishes today. Razia Adam our profile of the month of February attended.   Nompumelelo ‘Mpumi’ Zikalala, Senior Vice-President at De Beers & Board Director spoke this week at the 6th Annual Women in Mining Conference in South Africa. […]

Should women become “one of the boys” to work in mining?

 We at International Women in Mining Community don’t agree and maybe the journalist misconstrued the whole thing, the article is very summarised. What do you think? Read the article here

Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractives Industry

Dear Members, UN Women, in partnership with The Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) in Kenya and several other partner agencies are planning for a Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractives Industry. The Sharefair will be held in Nairobi later this year (September has been proposed).  If you may be interested in participating in the […]

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 […]

International Women in Mining Community meets 30% Club

Barbara Dischinger and Deborah Craig, representing the International Women in Mining Community, recently met with representatives from the 30% Club in London to discuss how to increase the participation of women on the boards of mining companies.  Included in this discussion was the development by International Women in Mining Community of a free web-based seminar […]

Women in Mining UK finalises its 3-year women on boards research

Dina Medland wrote a great blog post about today’s launch event of WIM UK’s latest and final women on boards report. You can read it below. Sorry about the poor quality fo the photograph, not having my camera with me the mobile had to do BLOG : BOARD TALK Women In Mining: It’s Just Not […]

WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program 2015

WIMnet NSW is proud to announce that mentee applications are officially open for the WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program 2015. The WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program 2015 is the first and only face-to-face mentoring program for women working in the resources sector in NSW. The program runs from May to September 2015. For more information please visit […]

Got 5 Minutes?

Hello and welcome to 2015 from International Women in Mining Community! This is going to be a great year! To get us started on that path, we at International Women in Mining Community need your help. As you may recall, we are trying to determine the state of female employment in the global mining industry, […]

Women in mining in Zimbabwe court investors

The Chronicle, November 28, 2014 Business THE Women in Mining Association is courting investors for assistance in exploiting diamonds at its 15,000 hectares diamond claim in Chiadzwa in a move aimed at increasing output and earnings for women players. The organisation’s chairperson, Anakileta Gumba, said women in mining had joined hands with the Zimbabwe Mining […]

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 […]

Women in Mining Canada Elects New Board of Directors

TORONTO – November 28, 2014 – Women In Mining Canada (“WIMC”) is pleased to announce the appointment of its newly elected Board of Directors.  At the Board Meeting held on November 24, 2014, Tabetha Stirrett was elected as President, Heather Ednie as Vice President, Nancy Komperdo as Secretary, Stacey Ferguson as Treasurer and Sharon McLeod and […]

WIM Canada launches 3-year study to develop toolkit to drive diversity

NEWS RELEASE   November 25, 2014 Women in Mining (WIM) Canada, a not-for-profit organization, has been granted funding from the Status of Women Canada (SWC) to develop and implement a national action plan to increase the number of women in the mining sector. The focus will be on women in senior executive roles and non-traditional occupations […]

Letter to the Editor: Strictly Boardroom by Sabina Shugg, Founder of WIMWA

Monday, 24 November 2014 LAST Monday’s Strictly Boardroom column by Vikki Lauritsen and Allan Trench* prompted a response from Women in Mining Western Australia founder and chair Sabina Shugg. I’d like to take this opportunity to respond to the letter to the editor from Anonymous as it was a big step for her to come […]

Top miners meet in Perth to discuss women in mining

Mining Australia, 19 November, 2014 Vicky Validakis  Mining companies are meeting in Perth today to discuss strategies aimed at increasing the level of female participation in the sector to 25 per cent by 2020. The Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) Forum, hosted by national resource industry employer group AMMA, will meet to discuss ways […]

WIM Canada Announces Annual General Meeting on Nov 24th

“Another great year is in the books for Women in Mining Canada. We would like to thank all of our members, branches and sponsors for their continued support. You are what keeps this organization going and why WIM Canada is such a great community for mining professionals. On November 24th we will be conducting our […]

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 […]

WIMWA Mentoring Program 2015 – mentee applications now open!

Hi everyone, I am pleased to announce that mentee applications are now open for the WIMWA Mentoring Program 2015. This program is now entering its sixth semester with almost 200 mentees completing the program to date. Mentee applications for Semester 1 (Feb-Jun 2015) and Semester 2 (Jul-Nov 2015) can be accessed online, click here Semester […]

Gender pay gap rises in Australia

It seems that the gender pay gap in Australia is rising again which – against the backdrop of award celebrations – is terrible news, especially in Australia. Why? Because Australia is the country with the highest proportion of women in mining and the one we often all look up to and to set precedents. National […]

Cate Sims set to inspire others through M&E NSW women in mining panel

Hunter miner set to inspire others through M&E NSW women in mining panel (link to story online) Coalface Magazine, 22 August 2014 The Hunter’s own Cate Sims is one of three women who will take part in a special women in mining panel at the upcoming Mining and Engineering Exhibition NSW (M&E NSW) in Newcastle. The […]

We are in the mining press

Our WIM Stock campaign (international photo campaign to raise visual status of women in the industry – see press release to find out more) has been featured in the Mining Chronicle, an Australian monthly magazine. Read it here: Mining Chronicle August 2014 or go straight to the home page and page 13 which are the pages on which […]

Infographic: Women in the mining industry – what the stats say

Mining Review, May 27, 2014 (online link to this story) Only 9% of fulltime workers in the mining industry are women, who hold less than 1% of board or executive management positions, according to a survey by the NSW Minerals Council. Comment by International Women in Mining Community: This statistic seems odd and in contradiction […]

Australian Indigenous Women in Mining

The Australian Indigenous Women in Mining group (AIWIM) launched their website this week. Check it out – www.aiwim.com AIWIM is a voluntary, not-for-profit group that promotes and supports Indigenous Australian women in the Mining and Resources sector. Vision – Indigenous women are visible and successful in all facets of the resources industry. Mission – To facilitate […]

Are you based in British Columbia? Do you want to participate in a promotional video to promote women in mining?

The BC HR Task Force Diversity Women Subcommittee (BC HR Task Force: Diversity Women) is requesting a proposal for the delivery of an inspiring promotional video featuring six (6) women in non-traditional roles currently employed in BC’s mineral exploration and mining industry to share their career and related life experiences.  The video will be educational, direct […]

AWRA e-mentoring program – opportunities for women working in the resources sector (Australia)

WinRSA would like to advise our members that the Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) e-Mentoring Program is commencing a new round on 19 August 2014. AWRA is taking expressions of interest from women in the resource, allied and related construction industries to participate as mentees, and both men and women to act as mentors. […]

Women's Mining Coalition to meet with Congressional Delegation Aug-Sep (USA)

The Women’s Mining Coalition is putting together an effort to organize constituents to meet with their federal Congressional delegation at local venues during the upcoming Congressional recess, August 3 to September 8: a WMC Drive-In. If you are interested in participating, please respond directly to Ruth Carraher: racarraher@selexltd.com, 775-284-7200 ext. 4 or 775-240-6623. Once appointments […]

International Women in Mining Community Survey June 2014

Dear International WIM Community Supporter As announced in the last newsletter, we want to ask you how you connect with International Women in Mining Community online and how we could improve our services to you. Yes I know I said the word survey, right? Not your priority on any given day but surveys are one of the best […]