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. […]

A key Queensland mining health and safety body has welcomed its first female members: two highly-qualified mining engineers

Daily Mercury, 9th Mar 2016 Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said International Women’s Day was a good time to highlight the credentials of Julie Devine and Bryony Andrew as members of the mining industry’s Board of Examiners. “This is an historic first for Queensland but it’s […]

Wollen Nell and fellow Namibian Women in Mining need to be celebrated more

26 January, Namibia Economist (Windhoek) First Lady Visits Namdeb Diamond Corporation Photo: First Lady, Madam Monica Geingos is flanked by the Namdeb General Manager, Riaan Burger and Sorthouse Controller, Alina Gideon. Namdeb Diamond Corporation supported Oranjemund Private School’s current Learners’ Representative Council last week to host Namibia’s First Lady, Madam Monica Geingos. The First Lady […]

Anglo American’s most inspirational women in mining

Anglo American Plc, 08 Jan 2016 Eight of our female colleagues at Anglo American feature in a list of 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, compiled by Women in Mining (WIM UK).  The list has been compiled as part of WIM UK’s drive to promote and highlight the contribution that women make to the mining […]

“I am trying to lead the way” – Nkhensani Malongete talks about her role as foreman and working under pressure

De Beers, 25 Nov 2015 Nkhensani Malongete with some of her colleauges I was recruited as an inexperienced youngster with no official qualifications, and my career and recent promotion as the first female Senior Metallurgical Foreman within Venetia Mine’s Ore Processing department demonstrates the value of De Beers’ tried-and-tested, on-the-job training programme for entry level […]

Most protective equipment is not suitable for women miners

New range of personal protective equipment for women miners showcased The Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) unveiled a range of personal protective equipment (PPE) specifically designed for women mineworkers at its recent Women in Mining conference, in Johannesburg.

How it feels to be a Women in Mining in Australia

Women are roughly 50% of the population; yet, they are still considered a ‘minority group’. Women receive this infamous title not because they are outnumbered, but because they tend to have less power and privilege than their male counterparts.

Meet the woman who watches Glencore’s coal mining dollars

THE challenge of being involved in the inner workings of the world’s largest thermal coal producer is the one of the most rewarding parts of Michelle Lawson’s job. Equally rewarding is seeing other women prosper in what was once a male-dominated industry.

Meet Samantah Wood – Mining Production Supervisor

Interview by Steel Heels, 15/08/2015 Imagine being responsible for overseeing the safe production and maintenance of an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. That’s about 1,800 kilometres northeast of Perth. There’s about 800 FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) workers on site, the majority of whom are men. And you’re one […]

Anglo American: Meet head of technology and innovation at our Platinum business, Jeannette McGill

Anglo American, 24 Aug 2015 Jeannette has always been a pioneer in mining. “While actual mining experience is essential, it’s important to remember, there is much more to mining than the mine and you need to look at the full mining cycle,” she says. This statement is testament to her career from her early days […]

Breaking Barriers by Living the Mining Dream – Meet Nditsheni Ramovha

Anglo American, 20 Aug 2015 For Nditsheni Ramovha, working on the mines has been a dream come true. “Pursuing a career in engineering has always been my dream and now I’m living that dream. Mining is seen as dangerous, rough and remote, but as a woman in mining I feel like I’m contributing towards changing […]

Rio Tinto: Driving diversity through technology and inclusion

Rio Tinto’s Kellie Parker has described how the company is creating a more inclusive culture, and how technology is presenting more opportunities for women in the mining industry, at the annual Women in Mining and Resources WA (WIMWA) summit in Perth. Kellie, who is managing director of Pilbara Assets & Development within the Iron Ore […]

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 […]

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. […]

Sonja van Rooyen talks of mining as a career path where anything is possible as long as you are flexible and like new challenges

“Why I chose to follow the family tradition” De Beers, 30 Jul 2015 What made you go into the world of mining? My parents could not afford to send two daughters to university and, since my younger sister showed the most potential, I decided to start working. At that stage, options for women were limited […]

Mentorship is a key ingredient in advancing women in Mining says Jenny Kalidheen

04 AUG 2015 When Jenny Kalidheen first stepped into the diverse world of mining, she had no idea what to expect. One thing was for sure, it was rough, it was rugged, it was mining. Nothing could have prepared her for the realities. Now after 12 years in the industry and as manager for SHE […]

Cheryl Edwardes Appointed to the Atlas Iron Board in May became its Chair in July

6 May 2015 Atlas Iron (ASX: AGO) is pleased to advise that Hon. Cheryl Edwardes has been appointed as a Non-executive Director effective today. Mrs Edwardes is a fully qualified lawyer and held several senior portfolios during her distinguished career as a WA Member of Parliament. These included Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Minister […]

Being a women in mining in the 1960s: well done to Dr Sandra Close for persevering and being a role model to so many!

ABC Goldfields, By Nathan Morris, 5 August, 2015 A woman on the frontier during the West Australian mining mad men days Dr Sandra close was one of the first female field geologists to work in the Australian mining industry back in the early 1960s – a time when the number of women in the industry […]

Meet our Head of Media close up: find out more about Holstein Wong and her job

Pit Stop No14: Holstein Wong’s mining journey Posted on 8 Hours Ago by miningdiaries I studied a Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering (Honours) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I also travelled to Swansea University, Wales for a semester on international exchange. I’m now a Graduate Processing Engineer for […]

Jennifer Irons joins Diamante Minerals Inc. as CFO

July 9th 2015 – Diamante Minerals, Inc., a natural resource company focused on the diamond sector, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Irons as the company’s new chief financial officer, replacing Chad Ulansky, who will continue to serve as Diamante’s chief executive officer. “Bringing Jennifer aboard as CFO is a natural progression for Diamante as […]

Is the industry under threat to lose its senior female talent?

Lately a few of the women I spoke to/met said that they were really tired of fighting to be valued for their work and were seriously considering leaving the industry: I’ve heard of sexual harassment, lack of promotion, redundancy and unfriendly work environments. One of the women decided to vocalise how she felt and wrote […]

Profile of Eira Thomas, CEO Kaminak Gold in Resource World Magazine

“Yes, I would [recommend a career in the mining industry to women at any stage of their lives].. I think that mining is a progressive industry”, Eira Thomas, CEO Kaminak Gold Corp – Resource World To read the interview click here

In Norway's mines, women are a rare resource

Ida Kronsell marches without hesitation across a field of rubble in the biggest pit of the Sydvaranger iron-ore mine, outside Kirkenes. By Lily Haines & Maura Forrest May 11, 2015 She’s been working here as a pit technician for over a year now, and this is old hat. We hurry after her, stumbling over the rocks. See the video When […]

In Norway’s mines, women are a rare resource

Ida Kronsell marches without hesitation across a field of rubble in the biggest pit of the Sydvaranger iron-ore mine, outside Kirkenes. By Lily Haines & Maura Forrest May 11, 2015 She’s been working here as a pit technician for over a year now, and this is old hat. We hurry after her, stumbling over the rocks. See the video When […]

Sophie Bergeron: No free rides for women in mining

Timmins Press, Thursday, May 7, 2015 – By Len Gillis Sophie Bergeron,a mining engineer and  the underground manager at Hoyle Pond for Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines, has worked in mining in both Canada and South America. She was the keynote speaker at the Women in Business luncheon hosted by the Timmins Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. […]

Lerato Tsaoane sails the coast of Namibia and into the Atlantic Ocean in search of diamonds

MINING MARINE DIAMONDS IS PLAIN SAILING WITH LERATO TSAOANE Anglo American, 02 OCT 2014 Meet Lerato Tsaoane, an inspiring woman, who manages a mining vessel and a crew of 106 people, sailing off the coast of Namibia and into the Atlantic Ocean in search of diamonds. For millions of years, the Orange River has been […]

Women in Mining: Following the career of Welcha Minnie

21 Apr 2015 “- “Whatever you do,” a career counsellor once told Welcha Minnie, “never work with people.” Taking these words to heart, when she left school Welcha dedicated her life to working with rocks, which included earning a BSc Honours Degree in Geology. Now, Welcha is Senior ECOHS and Compliance Manager for Exploration at […]

Betty-Ann Heggie talks about winning the Women Trailblazer Award at PDAC & on taking risks

When Women Take Risks in Business Huffington Post Blog, 04/02/2015 Recently, the Canadian Women in Mining described me as a risk taker when I was named their 2015 Trailblazer, a title which was both an honour and surprise. Me, a risk taker? Here’s the thing: I declined the opportunity to bungee jump in New Zealand, […]

Betty-Ann Heggie talks about winning the Women Trailblazer Award at PDAC & on taking risks

When Women Take Risks in Business Huffington Post Blog, 04/02/2015 Recently, the Canadian Women in Mining described me as a risk taker when I was named their 2015 Trailblazer, a title which was both an honour and surprise. Me, a risk taker? Here’s the thing: I declined the opportunity to bungee jump in New Zealand, […]

Meet Carol Poblete, Community Relations Analyst for Anglo American

05 MAR 2015 In 2013, the Agua Potable Los Caleos (Drinkable Water, Los Caleos) initiative was recognised by Applause, Anglo American’s employee excellence awards. The programme’s main aim was to provide drinking water to Los Caleos, an area low in hydrological resource. And it succeeded. Here we talk to Carol Poblete, community relations analyst for […]

"A Woman in Mining: a Personal Journey" by Froydis Cameron-Johansson

Froydis Cameron-Johansson is Head of Safety, Sustainability, Corporate Affairs and Compliance for Anglo American’s global Exploration Business. Huffington Post, 09/03/2015 I never had a grand plan. I was always torn between the natural and human world, so when I started looking for more “stable” work, my CV looked rather ragtag: from being a teacher to clinging […]

“A Woman in Mining: a Personal Journey” by Froydis Cameron-Johansson

Froydis Cameron-Johansson is Head of Safety, Sustainability, Corporate Affairs and Compliance for Anglo American’s global Exploration Business. Huffington Post, 09/03/2015 I never had a grand plan. I was always torn between the natural and human world, so when I started looking for more “stable” work, my CV looked rather ragtag: from being a teacher to clinging […]

Congratulations to Stefanie Loader who has been elected Chair of the NSW Minerals Council!!! The first ever women to fill this position

CMOC-Northparkes Mines Managing Director Stefanie Loader has been elected as new Chair of the NSW Minerals Council, becoming the first woman to hold the position. “Stefanie Loader is an outstanding leader in the mining industry, a role model for women, and a highly regarded member of both the Parkes community and the Central West more […]

"A Woman's Place Underground: Time to Rethink Mining Policy"

Trudy Makhaya is micro-economist and strategist from South Africa who understands the economy from multiple perspectives. I have worked for companies striving to achieve superior outcomes in the marketplace as a management consultant. I have also worked in government, implementing policy tools that shape markets, as a competition economist at the Competition Commission of South […]

Deni Shiloane shares her passion for mining

November 21, 2014 by Anglo American To break new ground in the mining industry, you require steel and determination. And these are qualities that De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) employee Deni Shiloane has in abundance. She was recently awarded the Government Certificate of Competence (GCC) in Mechanical Engineering from South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources […]

Outgoing CSIRO Chief Megan Clark to join Rio Tinto board

Megan Clark AC will join the board as a non-executive director. Rio Tinto has made good on its pledge to increase the Australian representation on its board of directors, with the chief executive of the CSIRO appointed by the global miner this morning. Megan Clark AC becomes the second new Australian appointed to the Rio […]

Tracey Kerr's top 10 tips for a prosperous career in mining

Tracey Kerr, Group Head of Exploration at Anglo American plc was the guest speaker at Women in Ming UK’s annual Education seminar last week which is an annual event geared towards students and recent graduates who are planning early career moves. It is always well attended also by more experienced WIM (UK) members are and it […]

Tracey Kerr’s top 10 tips for a prosperous career in mining

Tracey Kerr, Group Head of Exploration at Anglo American plc was the guest speaker at Women in Ming UK’s annual Education seminar last week which is an annual event geared towards students and recent graduates who are planning early career moves. It is always well attended also by more experienced WIM (UK) members are and it […]

Meet Delphine Quach, a female mining engineering student from Canada

Mining Diaries, 15 October 2014. Link to story online Delphine Quach is a fourth-year mining engineering co-op student at McGill University. She has agreed to share with us her first co-op experience within the mining industry. Hear what she has to say! 1. Why mining as a career option? I always had an interest in […]

Sirius Minerals Plc Appoints Rachel Rhodes as CFO

26 September 2014 The Directors of Sirius Minerals Plc (AIM: SXX, OTCQX: SRUXY) (“Sirius” or the “Company”) are pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Rhodes as Chief Financial Officer, commencing on 6 October 2014. Rachel Rhodes has over fifteen years of experience in the mining sector, including with Anglo American Plc and, most recently, […]

AuRico Gold Appoints Janice Stairs to the Board of Directors

We applaud one more mining company adding a woman to their board! AuRico Gold Inc. has two women on its executive management, we include their bios at the bottom of this blog post TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ – AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ), (“AuRico” or the “Company”) AuRico is pleased to announce the […]

Profile of Evelyn Musharu

A different kind of ‘mukorokoza’ Zimbabwe – The Herald September 25, 2014. By Ruth Butaumocho, Gender Editor   When Ms Evelyn Musharu was plying her trade in Chegutu as a hairdresser two decades ago, she never dreamt of any future beyond the single room she worked from, that served as her salon. However, a decision by […]

Scope to improve FIFO family support

Interesting Survey Results: the personal set-up or family environment of any employee is paramount, performance and employee engagement will be linked to stability and happiness on the home front and vice-versa What are your experiences of FIFO and do you agree with the findings? Miningnews, 20 August 2014 MOST fly-in fly-out workers are satisfied with […]

Eurídice González, one of the most senior women working in mining in Mexico

This article portrays Eurídice González, Country Manager of McEwen Mining in Mexico. The article is in Spanish. Country Manager – Mexico Euridice is responsible for managing McEwen Mining’s day-to-day exploration and development activities in Mexico.  She has over 10 years experience in the mining sector in the country. During the last 5 years, Euridice served […]

Meet Birgit Rameseder

Birgit Rameseder is currently working in a senior position for DeBeers in South Africa. The title of Technical Analyst DBGS (=DeBeers Global Services) isn’t glamorous and misleads you because she works for DeBeers’ Global Mining Division and looks strategically at assets and projects for the company. Previously she was Chief Geologist of De Beer’s Victor Mine […]