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 […]

Swinburne offers engineering research fellowships just for women

Originally published by Engineers Australia – October 2016. Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is offering research fellowships for women in Engineering and IT, which it says is a first for the Australian tertiary sector. The Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowships – Women in STEM are designed to address the underrepresentation of women in STEM and […]

Claire Rutkowski appointed Bentley Systems’ CIO

Originally published by Australian Mining – October 2016. Claire Rutkowski has been appointed Bentley Systems’ new chief information officer, joining the company’s executive team. Rutkowski previously worked as CIO at MWH Global and was responsible for delivering IT strategy and services; supporting around 7000 engineering professionals worldwide. She joined MWH in 1998 and has worked […]

Career Resilience – what does it take for a resources business to survive a downturn?

Originally published by WIMARQ – September 2016. Dr Vanessa Guthrie – five keys to resilient leadership During her recent address to a WIMARQ event, hosted by Mullins Lawyers in Brisbane, Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Chief Executive of Toro Energy and Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia, gave the following insights. She says she has learned […]

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 […]

Hunter Valley geologist heading to Antarctica for international leadership course

PHOTO: Geologist Marianne Harvey is travelling to Antarctica in December. (1233 ABC Newcastle: Robert Virtue) The icy scenery of Antarctica is a long way from the rural farmland of Farley in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, but for 20 days in December, the beauty of the frozen white mass will greet Marianne Harvey every […]

Indigenous woman becomes Fortescue’s CEO for a day

Careen Lee was selected as Fortescue’s CEO for a day, experiencing how the business operates from the highest level. After graduating from Fortescue’s Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC), she became an operator at Cloudbreak before progressing to a surface miner operator. Her role, including her promotion to Specialist Operator and current position as supervisor […]

Complimentary Invitation to ‘The 5 Top Tips to be a M.A.D. Leader’

You are invited to attend a complimentary leadership development webinar, ‘The 5 Top Tips to be a M.A.D. Leader’. The ability to be ‘M.A.D.’ (Making A Difference) is a critical component of success and fulfilment for women leaders in today’s competitive organisation, economy and world Join us online with Dr Sam Collins, CEO of Aspire and named as ‘One of the Top 200 Women to Impact […]

A discussion with Dr Vanessa Guthrie, CEO of Toro Energy

This article was originally published by the AusIMM Bulletin magazine – July 2016. Dr Vanessa Guthrie, CEO of Toro Energy, Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia and a keynote speaker at International Mine Management 2016, discusses key stakeholders, leadership qualities and how the uranium industry is faring What is your overview on the state […]

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 […]

3 women in mining received scholarship for leadership training

Mining and Resources Sectors Focus on Female Leadership Three talented women working across the mining and resources sector have been awarded scholarships that will focus on their careers as leaders. For the third year running, Behind Closed Doors (BCD), a leading professional development and mentoring company that connects businesswomen, has joined forces with Beach Energy […]

3 women in mining received scholarships for leadership training

Mining and Resources Sectors Focus on Female Leadership Three talented women working across the mining and resources sector have been awarded scholarships that will focus on their careers as leaders. For the third year running, Behind Closed Doors (BCD), a leading professional development and mentoring company that connects businesswomen, has joined forces with Beach Energy […]