International Women in Mining (IWiM) invites women from around the world to be protagonists of the history and the future that unites us.


The International Day of Women in Mining 2022 will celebrate women’s perseverance, contributions, talent and spirit. It will be a day to bring light to the advancements achieved and the opportunities available for the industry to continue to become sustainable, diverse and inclusive.

Join us on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 from 14:00 – 16:00 BST to commemorate the date! The virtual event will have simultaneous translation to Spanish and French and will be live streamed.


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We are honoured to announce our 2022 Campaign Ambassador

With over 30 year’s international mining experience, Laura understands first-hand the outstanding role of women in mining and also the challenges women have faced in the industry. Laura has worked across technical and leadership roles for world-class mining companies such as BHP, Western Mining Corporation, Newcrest Mining and Mount Isa Mines.

Laura is a passionate advocate of change, driven to help continue the industry on its inclusion and diversity journey.



Invited speakers represent diverse corners of the industry, and have successful long-standing careers in mining companies, academia and policy making organisations. Join influential people from the industry who are forging the future of mining through their actions and influence. 




We want you to be the protagonist! There are many ways for you to get involved. Choose one or all, and let’s build, support and spread the word about the IDWIM global celebration.


Submit photographs of yourself, or taken by you, which show your daily work in the industry by Friday 10 June 2022. Go to the IWiM Photo Campaign page here.

Your photograph will become part of the IWiM photo stock and will be showcased in the IDWIM website. Review our our privacy policy here. 


Submit a 30-second video (selfie-style) telling us about your trajectory and experience in the industry. Your video will be uploaded to the IWiM YouTube channel and showcased on the IDWIM website.

Send videos to 



Nominate pioneers, trendsetters and/or future inspirational people from your local mining ecosystem. We will interview and showcase their work! You can submit as many as they’d like.

Send your nominations to until June 10.



We invite mining professionals worldwide to submit names for the In Memoriam section of IDWIM2022.

We want to commemorate the women who paved the path toward inclusion in mining and who are no longer with us. Contact



We invite you to share your comments and thoughts about the primary local struggles for women in mining, and the means by which you or others are tackling and proposing change.

Send us a message with your thoughts to



We want to promote the work carried out by WIM organisations worldwide, showcase and celebrate projects, initiatives, collaboration, and other actions with a global audience!

Send the information of your work to



IWiM will host a 2-hr online event at 14:00-16:00 BST, and we invite all WIM organisations to host their own celebrations throughout the world. Contact to coordinate and collaborate.

Let’s make IDWIM a simultaneous online festival celebrated annually by WIMs from across the globe!



Support IDWIM2022 through your social media channels and be part of the conversation! Any and all graphic materials are available to you, as well as individual mentions through IWiM’s channels. Your support will not go unnoticed!

Contact with any questions or comments.



Corporate contributions to the International Day of Women in Mining will provide a dedicated space to promote your company values and commitment to diversity and inclusion in mining.

Choose your level of contribution 

For benefits and further information contact Bárbara Alcayaga at