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 […]

Digging into diversity

Originally published by Northern Ontario Business – October 2016. When Anna Tudela walked into her first mining conference, she was the only woman in a room packed with men. She was sure she had found the wrong place. On October 18, the vice-president of diversity, regulatory affairs and corporate secretary at Goldcorp was happy to […]

Women In Energy

Originally published by Catalyst.org – November 2016. Globally There Are Fewer Women in the Energy Industry Than in Tech1 Only 5% of executive board members are women at the top 200 power and utility companies.2 Women are 14% of senior management at the top 200 power and utility companies. 3 Latin America, the Caribbean, and […]

Mining women empowerment programme launched

Originally published by Ghana Business News – November 2016. Going for Gold, a women empowerment programme that aims at working towards women living in and around artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mines in Ghana and Tanzania, has been launched in Accra. The partnership programme, which consists of Simavi, Solidaridad and Healthy Entrepreneurs, was in collaboration with […]

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 […]

Australian miners strike a chord on gender balance

Originally published by Herald Sun – October 2016. Noted geologist and former CSIRO chief Megan Clark is one of three women on Rio Tinto’s board. AUSTRALIAN miners are showing the way for their global peers on gender diversity, with women holding about a third of board seats at the nation’s biggest resources companies to buck […]

Fifty percent female: BHP’s massive ambition for workplace gender diversity

Originally published by Women’s Agenda – October 2016. BHP’s workforce is currently only 17.5% female.  There are achievable targets, and then there are bold, ambitious goals that take significant work, effort and resources to achieve – but ultimately aim to really harness the potential of the entire population. So I was stunned to see this […]

The problem with KWG’s Ring of Fire video

Canada’s KWG Resources recently came under scrutiny for a supposedly ‘educational’ YouTube video they released. The video, entitled 5 Interesting Ring of Fire Facts seems innocuous enough, until you realise that these facts are being presented by women in bikinis, in an apparent attempt to entice younger workers to the industry. We do not agree with […]

Mining for talent – A study of women on boards in the mining industry

Original article published by PWC , August 2016. Mining for talentAdobe PDF Format “Profit margins are higher for mining companies with women on the board” We have published a report in conjunction with Women in Mining on trends of women on boards and senior executive positions in the global mining industry. Some key findings from the […]

A Conversation With The Minister For The Status Of Women

This article was originally published in The Manitoban – September 2016. Patricia Hajdu discusses the MMIW inquiry, sexual violence, pay equity, reproductive rights and more with the Manitoban Patty Hadju. Photo by Robert Thivierge Federal status of women minister Patricia Hajdu is no stranger to the struggles of being a woman working in volatile environments. Prior being […]

‘But you’re a girl…?’ – Emma Haddon on her career in mining

This article was originally published by the AusIMM Bulletin magazine – August 2016. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked ‘are you a cleaner here?’ or ‘how did you get this job, you don’t see many girls out here?’ since working in the mining industry, I could buy you all a […]

Nevada Mining Association hosts Elko event for women leaders

Women from all over the state visited Elko in August to tour local mines and hear from Betty Gibbs, who has been in the industry for 50 years and is the executive director of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. The event was hosted by the Nevada Mining Association, Newmont Mining Corp. and the […]

Women stay down and earn less in mining, construction and finance: report

Women’s participation in the workforce may have increased over the past 20 years, but entrenched stereotypes about where women can work haven’t. A report released from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency on Tuesday found that despite an increase in women’s participation in the workforce over that time, women are still much more likely to hold CEO or key management […]

Kandjoze wants more women in mining

MINISTER of mines and energy Obeth Kandjoze says unless companies applying for mining licences employ more women in management positions, they will find it hard to get permits from his office. He said this at the inauguration of the Walvis Bay Salt Holdings’ expansion project on Monday. “For every licence issued, there are conditions that […]

Advancing women in mining and resources in Singapore

With research indicating that at executive management levels, women only represent 11.48% of roles within the top 500 mining companies globally, there is a need to re-evaluate what more can be done to promote gender parity trends in the industry. In light of this, PwC Singapore partnered with Women in Mining and Resources (WIMAR) Singapore […]

How to keep more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

There have been myriad promises made by the major political parties over the years focused on funding programs aimed at increasing the number of women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Although some of the policies do target disciplines where women are underrepresented, there seems to be very little acknowledgement of the […]

Women in mining in Canada

Mining has traditionally been made of a predominately male workforce, and although the trend is that males still dominate the mining industry, there are signs in recent years that indicate that there is a growing role for women in the mining industry. However even though it appears that there are more women in mining than […]

Women in mining urged to overcome petty differences to achieve ‘great things’

UNITED STAND More needs to be done to ensure that women work together to advance themselves in the mining sector Women in mining must overcome their “petty” differences to ensure that they achieve great things in the local mining industry, states Limpopo-based copper miner Palabora Mining Company human resources development and training manager Sisiwe Mthethwa. She told […]

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 […]

What 20 years of the gender wage gap looks like in Canada

Despite growing awareness of the wage gap between men and women, little progress has been made over the last two decades to close it. A tar sands worker at the Syncrude mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta.   What has two arms, two legs, and works for 14 per cent less than another equally capable […]