IWiM / Digital Mines

International Women in Mining (IWiM) is a Supporting Association at the upcoming 2nd Digital Mines 2020: Building Fully Autonomous Mines From Pit To Port Date: April 1-3, 2020 Venue: Pan Pacific Perth, Australia Registration: click here use the code L20011_NRW for 5% discount Conference details If you would like more information on this event, please go […]

IWiM / Mines and Money Asia

UPDATE: This event is postponed due to coronavirus Asia’s largest mining investment forum 31 March – 1 April 2020 Conrad, Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Website: https://asia.minesandmoney.com/ Ticket Link: https://asia.minesandmoney.com/register/ Phone +852 2219 0111 Email: asia@minesandmoney.com Mines and Money Asia is the region’s largest mining investment forum, bringing together investors and miners to […]

IWiM is solely led by volunteers and we wouldn’t be anywhere without our volunteers

Dear IWiM Volunteers, As part of our 10-year anniversary I wanted to reach out to all IWiM’s volunteers A heartfelt thank you to all of you for helping me make IWIM a reality and turn it into the successful organisation it is today! Thank you!! I wanted to reflect on volunteering: what does it mean […]

Equality in the extractives industry: ALSF, International Women in Mining and Adam Smith Intl launch high-level event at Mining Indaba 2018

Cape Town, South Africa, 4 February 2018 — Despite enjoying sustained commercial growth in recent years, the global mining industry will soon face a looming skills gap. Alongside this trend, industry experts have observed that women are disproportionately underrepresented in the extractives sector, even when compared to other traditionally ‘male-dominated’ industries like oil and gas. […]

New Openings in our Team – Volunteering for IWiM

We have openings in all our teams. If you want to contribute and join our vibrant teams and shape the organisation from the inside get in touch If you have additional skills or ideas not listed below do not hesitate to get in touch Please send all your applications to Mia Trina, Head of Admin […]

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 […]

Tips for networking & engaging with our large global IWiM community

Dear IWiM Member Our community has been steadily growing over the last few months to what is now more than 9,000 members. Welcome to all our new members! We’re a big community, but active and satisfied members are strength. What can IWiM do for you? Let us know Today we are contacting you to give […]

The WIM Community Spirit is Alive & Well!!

I feel energised today, I feel blessed to be part of a community where people come together to give back & contribute to making a difference to ultimately make mining a better place for many generations to come! We sent out a mailing to our members yesterday mentioning the opportunities and roles we have available […]

Laura Mottola joins the board of Great Lakes Graphite Inc.

May 27, 2014, Toronto: Great Lakes Graphite Inc. (the “Company”),is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Ms. Laura Mottola as a new member of the Board. Ms. Mottola is President and CEO of Flow Partners Inc., a management consulting company that provides strategic oversight and tactical execution of technology and business improvement programs […]

Virginie Bahon: A helicopter view of engineering, marketing and communications

Virginie Bahon leads the communications for Rio Tinto Guinea and its iron ore project Simandou. It will be the largest mining/infrastructure project in Africa. She has more than 15 years-experience in the extractive industries where she has held a variety of marketing and communications roles working in France, the UK, Italy and the Republic of Guinea.

Anne Oxley: From being lead to metallurgy to leading in metallurgy

Anne Oxley was encouraged to head towards metallurgy by an inspirational chemistry teacher, Mr David Miller, who changed her views on what might be possible as a career. She was always very good at sciences but until then had been directed as are many girls in that situation towards medicine.

Visit our Photo Gallery to view pictures received so far

Please take the time to see the photos we have received so far after we announced the launch of our WIM stock imagery campaign, #WIMstockimagery Thank you to all the women who submitted their photos and the encouraging comments received thus far! Link to our photo gallery. As the project grows we will give the gallery a […]

Starting a campaign: our very own WIM stock imagery

[Updated 21st June 2015] Check out our refreshed Intl WIM Community Gallery and the sub-set available for download Int WIM Community Stock Imagery Campaign. If you have an image to contribute to our Gallery, please email media@womeninmining.net ******** Do you all remember my previous post “Changing the Way we Look At Women” about how women are perceived […]

Take The Lead Launch Event – Video

Many of us were unable to view the Launch Event of Take the Lead on the 19th of February. This was either due to time zones or because you didn’t manage to get through. They were taken by storm and for those watching remotely it worked or it didn’t. So feel free to watch the […]

Two events we are supporting

1. Take The Lead Take The Lead prepares, develops, inspires and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. It’s today’s women’s movement — a unique catalyst for women to embrace power and reach leadership parity. Launch event on the 19th of February. Join us for the […]


On our calendar, we display events organized by women in mining groups worldwide, and other events that might be of interest. If your event is not on here and should be, please contact info@internationalwim.org. ⇐ ⇒February 2020Day Week MonthMonTueWedThuFriSatSun272829305:30 pm Sundowner (London)31Feb 1234:00 pm Indaba Reception5:30 pm WIM / Mining Indaba Drinks46:00 pm WIM / Mining [...]

Anglo American: Raising the Profile of Women in Mining

In 2011, Anglo American was identified as South Africa’s ‘Top National Engendered Company.’ At Anglo American we are committed to extending opportunities for women at all levels across the Group. Collaboration with women’s groups around the world help us achieve that objective. Here, Women in Mining (UK) Executive Chairman Amanda van Dyke, and creator of […]

Women in Mining: Mining IQ Industry Update

03/07/2012, By Jacquie Bran, Editor of Mining IQ (A Division of IQPC) With International Women’s Day just around the corner on Thursday 8th March, Mining IQ decided to investigate the current status of women in the mining industry. There are three women on the Mining IQ senior management team, so we feel pretty passionately about leveraging […]