Pamela Gibson joined the board of Eldorado Gold Corporation in September

Pamela Gibson was appointed to the Board of Directors on September 2, 2014.  Ms. Gibson has over 30 years of experience, primarily as a corporate lawyer at Shearman & Sterling LLP, advising companies on capital market transactions, governance, disclosure, compliance and other corporate strategic matters.  Ms. Gibson has extensive industry experience in the metals and […]

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 […]

New securities rules in Ontario aim to get more women on corporate boards

Our press release announcing our women on board project this Monday December 1st was quite timely, see below December 3, 2014 , by The Canadian Press TORONTO—Ontario is changing securities rules in hopes of getting more women appointed to corporate boards and promoted to senior management teams. Starting Jan. 1, companies must disclose the number of […]

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 has ran a series of letters from women in the industry […]

How are Canadian mining boards faring in terms of gender diversity? Badly

Why are Canada’s resource boards behind the curve? The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, Nov. 23 2014, by JANET MCFARLAND When it comes to putting women on company boards, Canada has two solitudes: the resource sector and everyone else. Despite years of high-profile pressure to bolster the representation of women on boards – including new diversity […]

Teck Resources appointed Laura Dottori-Attanasio and Tracey McVicar to the Board

Teck Announces Board Appointments November 21, 2014 / Download PDF Vancouver, B.C. – Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE:TCK) (“Teck”) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Laura Dottori-Attanasio and Tracey McVicar to the Board, effective immediately. Ms. Dottori-Attanasio is Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Canadian Imperial Bank of […]

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 […]

MCA, BHP Billiton and Downer Mining award scholarships to help women in mining become ‘board-ready’

The Minerals Council of Australia has awarded four scholarships to women for studies to help them progress towards Company Board positions, in conjunction with member companies BHP Billiton and Downer Mining. The scholarships, valued at $9,200 each, have been awarded to women working in the mining industry to enable them to complete the Australian Institute […]

MCA, BHP Billiton and Downer Mining award scholarships to help women in mining become 'board-ready'

The Minerals Council of Australia has awarded four scholarships to women for studies to help them progress towards Company Board positions, in conjunction with member companies BHP Billiton and Downer Mining. The scholarships, valued at $9,200 each, have been awarded to women working in the mining industry to enable them to complete the Australian Institute […]

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 […]

Yamana Gold Appoints Female Directors to All-Male Board

By Liezel Hill, Bloomberg,  Sep 2, 2014 – Link to story online Yamana Gold Inc. (YRI) added two female directors to end its status as the largest Canadian gold miner without a woman on its board. Yamana appointed Christiane Bergevin and Jane Sadowsky as directors, the Toronto-based company said in a statement today. Their addition […]

Glencore appoints first woman director

Glencore, last all-male FTSE 100 board, appoints Patrice Merrin as director Mining group recruits Canadian after years of pressure – most recently from Vince Cable – for failure to have woman on board Glencore has appointed a female director after years of political pressure, ending its status as the last bastion of all-male boards in […]

2014 BlueSteps Board Director Career Report

Tuesday, June 10 2014 Boards Hone in on Sector-Specific Candidates AESC (Association of Executive Search Consultants) has just released its 2014 BlueSteps Board Director Career Report, which was produced in collaboration with GBRW (Global Board Ready Women). The report findings highlight numerous changes in the business environment that have not only impacted the board of […]

Laura Mottola joins the board of Great Lakes Graphite Inc.

May 27, 2014, Toronto: Great Lakes Graphite Inc. (the “Company”),is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Ms. Laura Mottola as a new member of the Board. Ms. Mottola is President and CEO of Flow Partners Inc., a management consulting company that provides strategic oversight and tactical execution of technology and business improvement programs […]

Will Glencore Plc have woman director on board by end of the year?

Glencore Plc disclosed on Tuesday at its AGM in Zurich that it will appoint a female to its board by the end of the year, a move that will end its stance as the only FTSE100 company with an all-male board.  Positive but somehow a bit late and people now expect more than one female […]

Antofagasta Plc has appointed Vivianne Blanlot as Non-Executive Director

Antofagasta Plc has appointed Vivianne Blanlot a non-executive director, effective March 27!!!! The announcement will put further pressure on Glencore Xstrata, the last FTSE 100 company with an all-male board of directors. A spokesman said: ‘Glencore values and promotes diversity across its business. The appointment of a female board member is a significant consideration and our […]

Board director: are you ready?

Now that we are talking so much about women on boards, are you ready? I don’t mean do you have the career experience and skills to be earn a board seat. I am sure you have lots to contribute. I mean are you looking at all the practical things and information to prepare you in […]

2020 Women on Boards Congratulates 491 Companies for Board Diversity

How interesting! see below, I wonder how effective this is (Obviously this relates to the USA only) Mining companies receiving a certificate are: Alcoa, Cliffs Natural Resoures, Schnitzer Steel Industries (metal recycling), Kaiser Aluminium Corporation and Newmont. “Boston, MA, February 13 Four hundred and ninety-one CEOs will receive 2020 Women on Boards’ Winning “W” Certificates […]

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 […]

How mining companies are faring on FTSE100 1 year on

Last year the companies with an all male board on FTSE100 (UK) were Vedanta Resources Intertek Group (Quality Assurance) AMEC Essar Energy Glencore International Antofagasta Kazakhmys Randgold Resources Aggreko   (rental of power and temperature control) Fresnillo Xstrata Most of these are mining & energy companies which doesn’t exactly surprise. The good news is that we are […]

Most Executives are not Concerned by Number of Women in C-Suite (Canada)

According to this article that was published on the 16th of December in The Globe and Mail (Canada) there is still lots of work to be done for mentalities to change… Confirming what we already know and deal with on a daily basis. I am always astonished by the vehement resistence to change and the […]

More Women on Boards – The Economist

The Economist published in its business section of the magazine – Nov 23rd 2013 edition – a paragraph on women on boards and alongside published a graph. This was probably pormpted by the news coming from Germany that the German government has agreed on a 30% NED quota – a “Frauenquote” – as of 2016 […]

Confessions of a woman board director: 'No, I'm not the bloody tea lady'

The article below made me chuckle because working in mining I have heard many things. It is written with humour but still drives the message home. Last year I tried talking to a NED of a listed junior mining company who I have known for years. He was standing with some of his colleagues in […]