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

Published: 18/11/2013

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 the industry. I asked him why there wasn’t a woman on the board of his company and they all laughed at the idea… obviously wrong setting to discuss the topic….men seem to respond better on one-to-one than in groups.

Do you have stories to share about inappropriate behaviour or comments? I’d love to hear them