Quick Scan: Key Actors in Gender and Mining in the Netherlands and Internationally

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Accounting for gender concerns and optimizing gender equality returns in the minerals sector is clearly becoming a priority Most development organizations prioritize the “rights-based case” for gender integration although the “business case” is also becoming a priority The disconnect between these strategic interests may account for limited systemic progress towards gender equality across […]

Naminata Kramoko – “Nothing is impossible; just start, trust in your potential and it will happen”

August’s Monthly Profile President of Women in Mining at Newcrest Ivory Coast and a member of WIM Ivory Coast, Naminata Kramoko believes that respect for people, having family support and being determined are crucial to achieving your goals. The business support and database superintendent at Newcrest Exploration has risen speedily through the ranks, seizing every opportunity […]

Karine Cliche – “Don’t give up. Things don’t fall into your lap, you have to go and get them!”

July’s Monthly Profile Canadian Karine Cliche’s energy and enthusiasm are palpable and she’s not about to give up. A mining geologist, she’s leaving the sector for now having battled with the ups and down of the industry’s hard financial times and an inability to get the job she wants. She’s faced a number of rejections […]

Winners of the International Women in Mining Impact and Influence Photo Competition 2017

International Women in Mining (IWiM) is excited to announce the winners of its photo competition sponsored by De Beers. Over 200 inspirational photos were received that illustrate the significant positive contributions that women are making in achieving an inclusive, thriving, safe and responsible mining industry. Download the press release here Judges A short list of […]

Namrata Thapar – “For me, learning by doing is key!”

May’s Monthly Profile Namrata Thapar has led the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Mining team since 2015 playing a powerful role in developing its mining business with a focus on sustainability and development impact. For her, making a contribution beyond the monies — $924.37 million mining portfolio as of December 31, 2016 — given by the […]

Joalet Steenkamp wins 2017 TMS Best Pyrometallurgy Paper Award

Originally published by TMS – March 2017. Congratulations to Joalet Steenkamp of Mintek, South Africa, and her coauthors, Derek Hayman and Jacobus Sutherland, for winning the TMS Best Pyrometallurgy Paper Award for 2017, to be awarded in San Diego next week. Says Joalet: “I fell in love with pyrometallurgy at the tender age of 17, […]

2017 Nominations for Women in Industry – Australia

Originally published by Women in Industry – April 2017. Nominations are now open! Nominations are open in 10 categories across mining, manufacturing, engineering and road transport. NOMINATE NOWNominations will close on Sunday, 30 April. Social Leader of the Year This category recognises those individuals who have significantly effected positive change within their local or regional […]

Isabel Cartolin Navarro – “Mining has changed my life for the better”

April Profile / Perfil de Abril English / Español Peruvian artisanal miner, Isabel Cartolin Navarro, is breaking the mold as one of just two women miners working underground at the Cachihuancaray salt mine. The mine in San Antonio de Cachi is close to her home and has been exploited since the time of the Incas […]

Finalists announced for 2017 Resources Awards for Women

Originally published by The Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA – January 2017. The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has announced its finalists for the 2017 Women in Resources Awards (WIRA). The finalists, selected from over 90 nominations across five categories, represent a broad range of roles from within the resources sector. […]

Women make up half of apprentices in mining program

Originally published by Australian Mining – February 2017. Young women will make up half the mining apprentices taking part in a work readiness program that kicks off in Queensland today. Thirty-one apprentices will be involved in the four-week BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) work readiness program, which is run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy […]

Euridice González – “The most important thing is to recognise when you don’t know how to do something and to want to learn”

Mexican Euridice Salome González Robles is helping shape change in her country’s mining sector and is keen to get women’s voices heard and included in the debate. For her, women complement men’s activities in the workplace. With women on board, there’s not just 50% of possibilities because it’s only the men’s perspective — the world […]

Dr Chandrani Prasad Verma – “Come what may, do not stop!”

January Profile Dr Chandrani Prasad Verma, India’s first female mining engineer, has opened up the path for other women in the country to take up mining careers, taking large steps for everyone. From a young age she decided she would follow in her father’s footsteps although women were not allowed to take mining degrees in […]

Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards open for nominations

Originally posted by The Examiner – November 2016.   PIONEERS: 2016 Tasmanian Women in Resources finalists Tarrisha Simpson, Kelly Down and Ariel Pasco formed the panel at the 2017 awards launch at QVMAG on Thursday. Picture: Hamish Geale Nominations for the 2017 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards were officially opened on Thursday night at a […]

Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards open for nominations

Originally published by The Examiner – November 2016. PIONEERS: 2016 Tasmanian Women in Resources finalists Tarrisha Simpson, Kelly Down and Ariel Pasco formed the panel at the 2017 awards launch at QVMAG on Thursday. Picture: Hamish Geale Nominations for the 2017 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards were officially opened on Thursday night at a launch […]

2017 CME Women in Resources Awards

Originally published by CME WA – September 2016. Established in 2010, the Women in Resources Awards (WIRA) recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities and enhances the recognition and participation of women in the sector. More details can be found here. The entry process encourages individuals and […]

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 […]

WIMWA Mentoring Program S1 2017 mentee applications are now open

Originally published by WiMWA – September 2016. Are you interested in being mentored by some of the most inspirational men and women around town? Would you like to build your professional networks? How about receiving individual support, advice and guidance from a male or female mentor that lives and breathes the same industry as you? […]

2017 Women in Resources Awards nominations

Established in 2010, the Women in Resources Awards (WIRA) recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities and enhances the recognition and participation of women in the sector. CME will open for 2017 nominations in mid-September 2016.  If you would like to be informed when nominations open please […]