IWiM aims to lead global change in attitudes and behaviour to achieve gender equality in mining.

Our impact goal is the development of knowledge-driven policies, impactful decisions and measurable progress towards achieving gender equality in the extractives industry.

The first step to change is industry-wide acknowledgment of its necessity and possibility. It is therefore important, though not sufficient, to increase awareness of the improvements needed and the opportunities available for women to thrive in mining. In addition, IWiM acts for the change it advocates as a source of proposals, emulating best practice and/or developing innovative approaches through collaborative research, policy work and advocacy.

This is achieved through:

Global Campaigns focusing on sharing best practices and/or advocating for women in mining, including Inclusive Workplace Design in Mining initiative; #MiningTogether – Inclusion Begins With Us video storytelling campaign; and IWiM Photo Campaign ;

Thought Leadership and Research projects, often conducted in partnership with leading organisations and policy shapers; and

Collating and sharing Resources in the form of best practices and reports issued by various organisations pursuing similar transformation goals in extractives and/or other industrial sectors.