Henley MBA Research Project – Carol Taylor

We are forwarding this to you on behalf of one of Women in Mining South Africa’s members, Carol Taylor, as part of her MBA. The results from this survey will be incorporated into WiMSA’s research for 2016. Although the questions are similar to the 2015 WiMSA survey, your input will be greatly appreciated. The difference […]

First Lady of Zambia calls for more women in mining

Times of Zambia, Published On July 22, 2015 By Hildah Lumba, written by Helen Zulu  FIRST Lady Esther Lungu has called for more women participation in the mining sector in the country. Ms Lungu said there was need for more women participation in the mining sector in an effort to empower them. She said this […]

Commentary: Should we have quotas for women on boards in Canada?

by Catherine Wade (Northern Miner – June 5, 2015) “It’s no secret that the mining industry is behind the curve when it comes to hiring women and appointing female board members. What will it take to get them onboard? Although the last couple of years have seen some increase in women representation at senior executive […]

Congratulations to Sabina Shugg, now a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to the mining industry

Mining engineer Sabina Shugg has also been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list as a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to the mining industry.  Ms Shugg started out her career in WA’s goldfields and has championed the involvement of women in the industry, founding Women in Mining Resources (WIMWA) in […]

Is the industry under threat to lose its senior female talent?

Lately a few of the women I spoke to/met said that they were really tired of fighting to be valued for their work and were seriously considering leaving the industry: I’ve heard of sexual harassment, lack of promotion, redundancy and unfriendly work environments. One of the women decided to vocalise how she felt and wrote […]

"What about women in mining?"

JUNE 12, 2015 – KPMG Newsroom Sabina Shugg, National Lead, Mining Performance We want inclusive workplaces where all are welcome and feel included. Regardless of colour, religion, sexual preferences or gender. Or, for that matter, even if you have a strange sense of humour, you still want to be accepted. And if everyone is welcome then […]

Anglo American released a video about women in mining

Anglo American has released a video aimed at showing the opportunities open to women at its mining operations. The video features women working at Anglo’s metallurgical coal operations discuss how they made their way into the mining industry. Gabrielle Horn, an automotive electrical apprentice, said she was working in hospitality when she saw an ad […]

Mentors needed to support NSW’s mining women

Mining Australia, 2 December, 2014 by Vicky Validakis Women working in the NSW mining industry are being asked to participate in a mentoring program aimed to help females entering the sector or looking to further their careers. WIMnet NSW is holding its first Mentoring Program from May 2015 – September 2015 with 20 mentee application places available. WIMnet said […]

Meet Delphine Quach, a female mining engineering student from Canada

Mining Diaries, 15 October 2014. Link to story online Delphine Quach is a fourth-year mining engineering co-op student at McGill University. She has agreed to share with us her first co-op experience within the mining industry. Hear what she has to say! 1. Why mining as a career option? I always had an interest in […]