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 […]

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 […]

Wishing you a Happy International Women's Day

Material Science can open doors and opportunities in the mining sector or a number of other STEM sectors. On this International Women’s Day let’s celebrate all Women in Materials alongside all Women in Mining. May many more girls follow in their footsteps  IOM3 news The 8 March 2015 marks International Women’s Day. Here, we highlight […]