New IWiM Board

International Women in Mining (IWiM) expands global network, governance and STEM skills with new board appointments NewIWiMboard_press-release LONDON, May 2019: Leading NEDs, Gillian Davidson and Alex Atkins, have joined IWiM’s board as the organisation looks to expand its network, continues to grow and gives a voice to its members worldwide. Gillian Davidson, who is the [...]

Interested in becoming a Director, Secretary or Vice-Chair with the WIM/WiN-SK Board of Directors?

If you are interested in becoming a Director, Secretary or Vice-Chair with the Women in Mining and Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan Inc. (WIM/WiN-SK) Board of Directors, please submit the following by Feb 20 to wimwinsk@gmail.com: – A SHORT letter of intent and resume, highlighting why you want to join, how you might contribute, your availability/commitment […]

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 […]

How Fortescue Metals became the second ASX company in Australia’s history to have a board dominated by women

Originally published by Women’s Agenda – November 2016. A few years ago Fortescue Metals Group was the last ASX50 company to have an all-male board. Less than three years on, it will become only the second ASX-listed company to have a board dominated by women.   Fortescue’s chairman and founder, Andrew Forrest, was unwilling to […]

Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders Program

Originally published by WOB Australia – September 2016. Powerful and unique offering Our high level leadership program Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders is a powerful and unique offering that will challenge, inspire, engage and stretch you to achieve influential and strategic leadership and board roles, now and in the future. “True leadership is about […]

Mining for talent – A study of women on boards in the mining industry

Original article published by PWC , August 2016. Mining for talentAdobe PDF Format “Profit margins are higher for mining companies with women on the board” We have published a report in conjunction with Women in Mining on trends of women on boards and senior executive positions in the global mining industry. Some key findings from the […]

A CEO’s guide to gender equality

Progressive executives know that gender equality is not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing. That’s why more CEOs, heads of state, and university leaders are committing themselves to gender-equality goals for the institutions they lead. But gender equality is proving difficult to achieve. How can companies and public institutions move […]

The men who can change the Australian mining industry

A small milestone to report this week – albeit one that has been 30 years in the making. Way back in the days when he was still learning the microscopic characteristics of plagioclase feldspar during mineralogy labs at the Royal School of Mines (RSM) in London in 1984, your scribe was elected to what is […]

Women’s Positive Impact on Corporate Performance

Greater gender diversity in companies’ management coincides with improved corporate financial performance and higher stock market valuations. A new Credit Suisse Research Institute study presents the financial evidence, looks at which regions and sectors show higher diversity levels and analyzes the obstacles to female participation in the workplace. Enhanced female participation in management positions should […]

The men who can change the Australian mining industry THIS week, Allan Trench lists the names of those chairmen who can revolutionise the gender balance of minerals boards. MiningNews.Net 26 Apr 2016 A small milestone to report this week – albeit one that has been 30 years in the making. Way back in the days […]

Good News!! – Dr Julie Beeby joins board of OZ Minerals as Non-Executive Director

Posted 19 April 2016 The OZ Minerals Board is today pleased to announce the appointment of Non-Executive Director, Dr Julie Beeby. Dr Beeby has more than 25 years’ experience in the resources sector, specifically in the minerals and petroleum industries. “Julie has a wealth of experience in the resource industry and we are very pleased […]

We have recently unveiled a new logo and website. Now we are able to provide you with more content and opportunities. We are getting in touch to let you know about our upcoming webinar next week. International Women in Mining presents FREE access to: 101 of Mine and Project Economics Have you considered the benefits […]

Sandfire Resources Appoints Maree Arnason as NED

18 December 2015 – Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR; “Sandfire”) is pleased to advise that experienced resource industry executive Maree Arnason has been appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Maree Anderson is an experienced director and senior executive whose career has spanned 30 years in industries focused on resources, energy, transport and FMCG/manufacturing. […]

Two Upcoming Women on Boards Webinars – Do you want to Find out How to Prepare for a Board Interview?

I hope you all had a great month! Tomorrow we have Session 4 of our Women on Boards Programme going live. Topic is Gender Diversity on Boards and we will cover: * Regulatory & Market-led reforms, global snapshot * Mandatory Quotas: Italy, France, Norway, EU directive * Voluntary Targets: UK * Comply & Explain Disclosure: […]

MCA Offers Company Director Scholarships for Board-Ready Women in 2015

Original Story posted Sept 01 2015  by GAVIN LIND, DIRECTOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING, MCA The Minerals Council of Australia, in partnership with BHP Billiton and Downer EDI Mining, is once again providing scholarships for talented women in the mining industry to complete the world-class Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. The […]

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. […]

BHP Billiton now has 3 women on its board! Yeah!

Shriti Vadera becomes senior independent director at BHP Billiton Shriti Vadera has been promoted at BHP Billiton. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian The Guardian, by David Hellier, Friday 14 August 2015  Mining has traditionally been a laggard in promoting diversity in the boardroom, but BHP Billiton has come up with not one but two big jobs for women […]

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 […]

Women on Boards Webinar Programme – Session 4 on August 12

Session 4: Gender Diversity on Boards Regulatory & market-led reforms, global snapshot Mandatory Quotas: Italy, France, Norway, EU directive Voluntary Targets: UK Comply & Explain Disclosure: Canada & Australia Board evaluation & tenure Speaker: Carol Nolan Drake, Co-Chair Shareholder Responsibilities Committee, International Corporate Governance Network 12 August, 6am Vancouver, 7am Denver, 9am Toronto, 2pm London, […]

Queensland chooses affirmative action to ensure gender balance on boards

The Australian Financial review,  Jul 28 2015 by Mark Ludlow Half of Queensland board positions to be women by 2020 Women will make up half of board positions on Queensland state owned companies by 2020, says Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk. Chris Hyde “Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has mandated 50 per cent of board positions on state-owned corporations […]

UK reaches milestone of 25% of Women’s representation on the Boards of the FTSE 100 six months ahead of target!

“Today is a day to celebrate. Women now make up 25% of all board positions on the boards of FTSE 100 companies. British business has met the target set out in the Davies Review in 2011 and some 6 months ahead of year end. This is a milestone event by any standards and one which […]

UK reaches milestone of 25% of Women's representation on the Boards of the FTSE 100 six months ahead of target!

“Today is a day to celebrate. Women now make up 25% of all board positions on the boards of FTSE 100 companies. British business has met the target set out in the Davies Review in 2011 and some 6 months ahead of year end. This is a milestone event by any standards and one which […]

Women on Boards Webinar Programme – Session 3 on July 13

Session 3: “Edge Up YOUR LinkedIn Presence to Gain That Corporate Board Seat” Everyone understands the potential for LinkedIn, but how much visibility can a board candidate expect to produce? Despite the bad rap social media gets from time to time, LinkedIn simply cannot be ignored. It is the go-to network for professionals looking to advance their careers. Speaker: […]

Do you want the tools to sit on a Board?

Webinar Series: Addressing the underrepresentation of women on Boards Dear members of the International Women in Mining Community: We are thrilled to announce our first Women on Boards Webinar Series! 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 […]

Recent female Board Appointments in Mining

Fire River Gold Announces the Appointment of Stacey Bligh as a Director View PDF Effective May 21, 2015, Stacey Bligh has been appointed as a director of Fire River Gold Corp. (the “Corporation”) (NEX:FAU.H) (CUSIP 31811Q304). Ms. Bligh has been working with publicly listed companies for over 17 years in various administrative and management roles. […]

Commentary: Should we have quotas for women on boards in Canada?

by Catherine Wade (Northern Miner – June 5, 2015) “It’s no secret that the mining industry is behind the curve when it comes to hiring women and appointing female board members. What will it take to get them onboard? Although the last couple of years have seen some increase in women representation at senior executive […]

Women on Boards Webinar Programme – Session 2 on June 22

Session 2: Board Journey Action Plan / What Do You Need To Do To Get a Board Seat Self-assessment / skills inventory Develop your brand/value proposition Gain non-profit board experience Develop and leverage a powerful network Get educated Speaker: Tracy Houston, board e-Guru – 22 June, 10pm GMT / 5pm EST / 5am AWST Details of the […]

MCA, BHP Billiton & Downer Award Scholarships to Boost Female Participation in Mining

Posted June 2nd, 2015 for Minerals Council of Australia by Chris James – Assistant Director, Workforce Skills The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) on Tuesday night presented five scholarships to boost the participation of young female engineers in the mining industry and train the female board members of the future. The MCA is delighted to announce that Fia […]

Julie Shuttleworth has her sights set on a company board seat

Australian Financial review, May 27 2015, byNassimKhademJulie Shuttleworth has her sights set on a company board seat – in fact she wants to get there before the end of the decade – but is adamant she doesn’t want to get there by filling a quota. “I think it would be awful to be woman on board knowing you’re there […]

Patrice Merrin says that "Mining companies risk competitive edge without more women on boards"

This ties in nicely with our women on board webinar series and echoes the reasons why we decided to set it up   Mining Weekly, 13TH April 2015, by SIMONREES TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Canadian mining companies should have more women on their boards to sharpen their competitive edge, increase diversity and boost creativity, Patrice Merrin told […]

Patrice Merrin says that “Mining companies risk competitive edge without more women on boards”

This ties in nicely with our women on board webinar series and echoes the reasons why we decided to set it up   Mining Weekly, 13TH April 2015, by SIMONREES TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Canadian mining companies should have more women on their boards to sharpen their competitive edge, increase diversity and boost creativity, Patrice Merrin told […]

Don't fret, replay available

Our Women on Boards webinar series launches next Tuesday, we are excited by the prospect of bringing tools and tips to our members to help them on their board journey! Our programme has 9 modules and we will do one session a month taking us all the way to January 2016. Now we have to […]

Don’t fret, replay available

Our Women on Boards webinar series launches next Tuesday, we are excited by the prospect of bringing tools and tips to our members to help them on their board journey! Our programme has 9 modules and we will do one session a month taking us all the way to January 2016. Now we have to […]

Do you want the tools to sit on a Board?

Webinar Launch: Addressing the underrepresentation of women on Boards Dear members of the International Women in Mining Community: We are thrilled to announce our first Women on Boards Webinar Series! 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 […]

Goldcorp Appoints Margot Franssen to Board of Directors

May 01, 2015 VANCOUVER, May 1, 2015 /CNW/ – GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) announces the detailed voting results for the election of its Board of Directors, which took place at the Company’s Annual and Special Meeting held on April 30, 2015. “The Company is also pleased to announce that following the Annual and […]

The 'All blokes' versus the 'Gender Diverse'. Guess which boards perform better?

Interesting new research and interesting that rather than in a report the index will continue providing information form which to draw conclusions   The Infinitas / C4GEi Diversity Index measures the investment performance of ASX200 companies having at least 25% of Board positions filled by women. The index is market capitalisation weighted. It commenced on […]

The ‘All blokes’ versus the ‘Gender Diverse’. Guess which boards perform better?

Interesting new research and interesting that rather than in a report the index will continue providing information form which to draw conclusions   The Infinitas / C4GEi Diversity Index measures the investment performance of ASX200 companies having at least 25% of Board positions filled by women. The index is market capitalisation weighted. It commenced on […]

Nancy Sheppard's tips to increase gender inclusion in the board room

This list was part of a presentation by Nancy Sheppard, founder & CEO, Women2Boards and Jeffry Powell, EVP, Diligent Board Member Services, on Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: What’s the Hold Up? at the NYSE Governance Services West Coast Boardroom Summit on February, 27, 2015.  What can be done by board members to bring more women into the boardroom? Develop and […]

Nancy Sheppard’s tips to increase gender inclusion in the board room

This list was part of a presentation by Nancy Sheppard, founder & CEO, Women2Boards and Jeffry Powell, EVP, Diligent Board Member Services, on Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: What’s the Hold Up? at the NYSE Governance Services West Coast Boardroom Summit on February, 27, 2015.  What can be done by board members to bring more women into the boardroom? Develop and […]

Heron Resources Appoints Fiona Robertson as Non-Executive Director

09/04/2015 Heron Resources Limited (“Heron” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Ms Fiona Robertson to the Board as an Independent Non-executive Director. Ms Robertson is a finance professional and practicing non-executive director and audit/risk committee chair with a background of nearly 20 years as a chief financial officer in the […]

Another great scholarship from AICD

We are delighted to offer scholarship programs to high-performing women that support them in their director and executive careers. National Diversity Scholarships We are pleased to announce we have partnered with the Federal Government for a third round of Board Diversity Scholarships, which will award 140 full fee scholarships to experienced women to undertake one […]

Angelina Mehta joins the board of Pershimco Resources

Congratulations! March 12, 2015 Pershimco’s Board Welcomes Former Rio-Tinto Mining Engineer Angelina Mehta And Grants Restricted Shares Units Provides Update On Cerro Quema, Panama Operations ROUYN-NORANDA, QUÉBEC — March 12, 2015 — Pershimco Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Pershimco”) (TSX-V: PRO; FSE: BIZ) is pleased to welcome Angelina Mehta, who will be succeeding Andrew Pullar […]

Goldcorp First Mining Company to Sign Catalyst Accord, Supporting 25% Women on FP500 Boards by 2017

Move hailed as ‘significant step’ forward for key business sector Toronto (March 4, 2015)—Today, Catalyst Canada announced that GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) has joined the list of Catalyst Accord signatories, becoming the 28th company—and first from the mining sector—to sign the Accord, pledging its support for accelerating change in the boardroom. The move […]

Kate Harcourt joins Condor Gold’s board

We are delighted with the news of Kate’s appointment, made public on the 2nd of March 2015. We hope that more organisations like the IFC, EBRD and other development banks who come on board as sharehoders of mining companies will push management to opt for female board directors to increase diversity on the board. Condor (AIM:CNR), […]

Kate Harcourt joins Condor Gold's board

We are delighted with the news of Kate’s appointment, made public on the 2nd of March 2015. We hope that more organisations like the IFC, EBRD and other development banks who come on board as sharehoders of mining companies will push management to opt for female board directors to increase diversity on the board. Condor (AIM:CNR), […]

Women on Boards: Win Scholarship for Directors Course & Free webinar

Board training Scholarships for Women in non-traditional Industries (Australia) Applications for the final 40 scholarships in the third round of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ diversity scholarship program will open in February 2015. The scholarships will be awarded to women working in male-dominated industries such as mining. The scholarships are aimed at supporting and […]

Women on Boards: Win Scholarship for Directors Course & Free webinar

Board training Scholarships for Women in non-traditional Industries (Australia) Applications for the final 40 scholarships in the third round of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ diversity scholarship program will open in February 2015. The scholarships will be awarded to women working in male-dominated industries such as mining. The scholarships are aimed at supporting and […]

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 […]

Gender Quotas for Men in Politics – Could it also work to increase Women on Boards?

Emily von Hoffman wrote an article published in The Atlantic on 2nd of December 2014 about how limiting male representation, rather than creating a floor for female participation, might shake up government. I am wondering if an element of this couldn’t be applied to the women on boards debate.?? “One researcher is taking the usual […]