Empowering women is ‘critical’ in the mining industry – Teke

Originally published by Mining Review Africa – September 2016. Southern Africa Chamber of Mines president Mike Teke says the empowerment of women is critical to help the mining industry deliver on its transformation objectives. Speaking at the “Innovation in Mining Workshop” hosted by Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) on the sidelines of the Electra Mining […]

Why are white men over 50 so scared?

This article was originally published on LinkedIn – August 2016. I once had the opportunity to hear Abigail Disney speak, and she stopped me in my tracks with one powerful sentence: “Slavery did not end in the U.S. because black people thought it was a bad idea, Slavery ended because white people thought it was a bad idea.” Abigail […]

Gender Pay Gap in Mining Sector

New report shows $100K gender pay gap for top tier managers A report released today reveals that among top tier managers in Australian organisations, men are paid on average $100,000 more per year than women. The report, Gender Equity Insights 2016: Inside Australia’s Gender Pay Gap, also revealed for the first time a measurable link […]

A CEO’s guide to gender equality

Progressive executives know that gender equality is not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing. That’s why more CEOs, heads of state, and university leaders are committing themselves to gender-equality goals for the institutions they lead. But gender equality is proving difficult to achieve. How can companies and public institutions move […]

Govt to empower citizens in mining sector

Botswana Geo-Science Institute director, Koketso Mojaboswa says the minerals draft policy will give more rights to locals as against foreigners.  Addressing a full Central District Council (CDC) meeting last Wednesday, Mojaboswa stated that the mining industry is currently dominated by foreigners rather than locals but added that the draft policy that is currently at consultation […]

The untapped resource that could replace the mining boom: Women

Lean In, says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to women. And now economists agree. IT SOUNDS like a solution too simple to be true, but economists say our greatest untapped resource might just be women. If barriers like childcare were addressed, the number of women heading back to paid work could fill the gap left by […]

Codelco questioned by participation in Expomin treatment of women at the fair and called for changes

  Codelco nearly withdrew from participating in Expomin 2016, a fair which meets every two years for the mining world. The reason stated? The treatment, allegedly, given to women at this event. In addition to the usual promoters and models at such meetings, the fair invitations were distributed at nightclubs and promotional teams of these centers nearby. State […]

Codelco puso en duda participación en Expomin por trato a mujeres en la feria y pidió cambios

  Codelco estuvo a punto de restarse de participar en Expomin 2016, la feria que reúne cada dos años a todo el mundo minero. ¿La razón de la estatal? El trato que, estiman, se les da a las mujeres en este evento. Además de las promotoras y modelos usuales en este tipo de encuentros, en […]

National Women in Engineering Day – Inspiring Story

The UK currently has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than ten per cent. When we consider Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus are leading the way with nearly 30 per cent, it’s time for the nation to up its game. National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) is celebrated every year on […]

First female mine safety commissioner to start on Monday

As a young mining engineer in South Africa, Katherine du Preez faced a challenge – it was illegal for women to work underground. She became the first woman in that country to hold a mine manager’s certificate of competency, however, and on Monday will be appointed Queensland’s first Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. She […]

Male Champions – that's what we need

Collaboration and working in partnership brings great result as demonstrated again here Championing gender equality in Australia A group of business leaders is redefining the role of men in the promotion of gender equality—and improving the environment for women leaders in their own organizations. February 2015 | by Elizabeth Broderick, Elmer Funke Küpper, Ian Narev, and […]

Male Champions – that’s what we need

Collaboration and working in partnership brings great result as demonstrated again here Championing gender equality in Australia A group of business leaders is redefining the role of men in the promotion of gender equality—and improving the environment for women leaders in their own organizations. February 2015 | by Elizabeth Broderick, Elmer Funke Küpper, Ian Narev, and […]

Zooming in on Australia’s corporate diversity

The latest statistics from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in Australia are out. It lists 767 mining companies listed (it counts business units/mine sites so there are 48 listings just for BHP). Have a look at those companies and detailed reports for each here Snapshot – Women represent 45% or the total workforce but only 26% […]

Where Are the Women at Davos?

The Guardian, 24 January 2015 The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting focuses on equality and inclusion, but female delegates make up only 17% of the attendees The portion of female participants at the World Economic Forum meeting is at the stunningly low level of 17% . Davos is both a victim and an indicator of […]