The challenge of being a female miner in Zimbabwe

Female miners battle corruption, bureaucracy Government policies have failed to respond sufficiently to the needs of women, thus perpetuating gender inequality. The Zimbabwean, 18 June 2014, by Sofia Mapuranga In its study entitled “Beyond the Enclave: Towards a pro-poor and inclusive development strategy for Zimbabwe”, the Labour and Economic Development Research Institute of Zimbabwe (LEDRIZ) established that […]

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 […]

Amanda Willis reporting on the WIM Cornwall meeting last Tuesday

Thursday, 12 June 2014 Women in Mining meet again Amanda reports: The Cornwall branch of Women in Mining (WIM) met again on Tuesday lunchtime, at the St Michaels Hotel in Falmouth. However, this event attracted a more international crowd than the last meeting , with 28 attendees from 13 countries, including USA, Japan, South Africa, Australia, China, […]

 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 […]

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 NSW […]

Wilhelmina Manaso interviewed by WRS / Testimony of Mma Keita

Wilhemina Manaso works for BHP in South Africa as Mine Manager in Rehabilitation and since joining the industry has been working her way up the ranks and had to learn to navigate and overcome gender prejudice. Link to the interview from 27 March by WRS, a recruitment company focussed on the oil & gas, mining, […]

Visit our Photo Gallery to view pictures received so far

Please take the time to see the photos we have received so far after we announced the launch of our WIM stock imagery campaign, #WIMstockimagery. Thank you to all the women who submitted their photos and the encouraging comments received thus far! Link to our photo gallery. As the project grows we will give the gallery a […]

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 […]

Live Chat on Gender & Extractives: Women's Access to Mining Sector Resources – Today

DATE: Monday, February 24, 2014 TIME: 4:15 – 5:15 pm ET (21:15 – 22:15 GMT) The Gender Issues in Fragile Situations Community of Practice (GFCoP) invites you to join a Live Chat on World Bank Live. This Live Chat will explore women’s access to rights, resources, and voice in the extractive industries. Below are some […]

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

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 board […]

Nominations are open for the Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards (WIM Thunder Bay & Northern Ontario)

Nominations are open for the Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards New categories including Tradeswoman of the Year. Deadline is February 28. We look forward to receiving your submissions. Please Nominate! For 17 years the Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards (IW) has profiled and honoured incredible women who have contributed to economic wealth […]

100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining Book – Errata

I want to alert you to the fact that Ruth Allington’s profile on page 1 is wrong and attach the corrected version. Feel free to let others know and share the correct profile with them Thank you, Barbara

WIM UK launches "100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining"

It was a pleasure to be on the team working on this great initiative. It was great to be able to nominate women, some of which made it into the book but also liaising with a number of the shortlisted women during the process so that we had all the information necessary to make it […]

MCA, BHP Billiton & Downer EDI Mining announce company director's course scholarship winners

“It is very exciting to see 3 of the 4 scholarship winners are longstanding WIMWA members and 4 of the 7 prize winners are also long-term WIMWA supporters (even if two of them have chosen to move to the east coast in recent years!) Congratulations everyone! And well done to the MCA for this initiative.” […]

WIMWA Mentoring Program 2014 – last chance to apply for S1 2014 (Australia)

Hi everyone, I am pleased to advise that we have extended the submission date for S1 2014 mentee applications to Friday 15th November 2013. S2 2014 mentee applications close on 28th March 2014. If you missed the official 2014 program launch at the recent WIMWA (Women in Mining & esources Western Australia) one-day seminar, please […]

WIM Vancouver's Participation in CIBC Run for the Cure

For Immediate Release, October 31, 2013 Women in Mining Proudly Support the CIBC Run for the Cure Vancouver, BC – On October 5, 2013, Women in Mining (WIM) Vancouver proudly participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).  This year marked the seventh consecutive year that WIM Vancouver has participated […]