Women in Safety

Originally published in Safety + Health Magazine – September 2016. A woman can be a rare face in safety, particularly in leadership roles. When Safety+Health conducts its annual surveys of safety professionals, women consistently make up less than 30 percent of respondents. S+H spoke with five female safety pros about challenges they’ve faced, obstacles they’ve […]

First woman surveyor joins Qld board

Karen Norton who is a Director and part owner of Gladstone surveying consultancy MPA Surveying has been appointed to the Surveyors Board of Queensland by the minister for Natural Resources and Mines.  THE first woman surveyor has joined the state’s surveying regulator, the Surveyors’ Board of Queensland. Central Queensland cadastral surveyor Karen Norton was appointed […]

WIMARQ – Mentoring scholarships applications still open

Mentoring scholarships applications still open Don’t miss out -closing Friday. Entry is quick and simple SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE QRC.WIMARQ MENTORING PROGRAM STILL OPEN FOR APPLICANTS BHP Billiton, as part of is foundation partnership support of the 2016 QRC/WIMARQ Mentoring program is offering three full scholarships for women who would benefit from career advice from a […]

Nevada’s Mining Industry Looks To Boost Female Ranks

From geologists to truck drivers, women have been working jobs in the mining industry for much of the last half century. Yet for all their progress, women are still largely under-represented in the industry, prompting some trade groups to take a closer look at gender disparity. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey brings us the first […]

Women of Dinagat coastal village take the driver’s seat

The women drivers pose during a training break. In a remote coastal village in Dinagat province, a group of mothers is breaking out of the mold. Determined to improve their lives, the women are taking the driver’s seat, literally. “I never imagined myself driving cars to make a living. Seeing vehicles climbing steep hills and […]

After topping 14% in early 2015, women representation in South Africa’s mining industry now 10%

Women make up 21% of the boards of the top 500 companies listed on the JSE, the highest percentage of women on boards worldwide, according to nonprofit organisation Women in Mining South Africa chairperson Noleen Pauls. Pauls, who is also a geology operations manager at geological, mining and environmental consulting services company The MSA Group, was […]

Women’s Mining Coalition to receive 2016 Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2016 Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award will be presented to the Women’s Mining Coalition at the 29th Annual National Mining Hall of Fame induction banquet on September 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Every year, the National Mining […]

First female mine safety commissioner to start on Monday

As a young mining engineer in South Africa, Katherine du Preez faced a challenge – it was illegal for women to work underground. She became the first woman in that country to hold a mine manager’s certificate of competency, however, and on Monday will be appointed Queensland’s first Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. She […]

Interview of Estelle Levin | Artisanal Mining and Responsible Sourcing Specialist in Women in Foreign Policy Magazine

What do you do? I own Estelle Levin Ltd (ELL), a small specialist consultancy dedicated to responsible mining and sourcing. We advise stakeholders along and around the supply chain of minerals, particularly those from artisanal and small-scale mining sectors, and from high-risk and conflict-affected areas. We work with businesses all along the value chain from […]

Sexual harassment Let us start by defining it, what is sexual harassment? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a horrible boss and a sexual harasser. And does it mean that there is no sexual harassment happening in your operations just because there are no statistics of it, or none reported? Do victims even […]

The men who can change the Australian mining industry THIS week, Allan Trench lists the names of those chairmen who can revolutionise the gender balance of minerals boards. MiningNews.Net 26 Apr 2016 A small milestone to report this week – albeit one that has been 30 years in the making. Way back in the days […]

Mentorship is a key ingredient in advancing women in Mining says Jenny Kalidheen

04 AUG 2015 When Jenny Kalidheen first stepped into the diverse world of mining, she had no idea what to expect. One thing was for sure, it was rough, it was rugged, it was mining. Nothing could have prepared her for the realities. Now after 12 years in the industry and as manager for SHE […]