Naminata Kramoko – “Nothing is impossible; just start, trust in your potential and it will happen”

August’s Monthly Profile President of Women in Mining at Newcrest Ivory Coast and a member of WIM Ivory Coast, Naminata Kramoko believes that respect for people, having family support and being determined are crucial to achieving your goals. The business support and database superintendent at Newcrest Exploration has risen speedily through the ranks, seizing every opportunity […]

Karine Cliche – “Don’t give up. Things don’t fall into your lap, you have to go and get them!”

July’s Monthly Profile Canadian Karine Cliche’s energy and enthusiasm are palpable and she’s not about to give up. A mining geologist, she’s leaving the sector for now having battled with the ups and down of the industry’s hard financial times and an inability to get the job she wants. She’s faced a number of rejections […]

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 […]

Isabel Cartolin Navarro – “Mining has changed my life for the better”

April Profile / Perfil de Abril English / Español Peruvian artisanal miner, Isabel Cartolin Navarro, is breaking the mold as one of just two women miners working underground at the Cachihuancaray salt mine. The mine in San Antonio de Cachi is close to her home and has been exploited since the time of the Incas […]

Dr Alyson Warhurst – “Don’t let anyone put you off achieving what you think is important”

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Professor Alyson Warhurst was drawn to mining from an early age inspired by weekend visits to ancient mine sites with her archaeologist father. She’s had a long career spanning the academic and business worlds and won awards along the way for her work in social and responsible mining. She set up […]

Euridice González – “The most important thing is to recognise when you don’t know how to do something and to want to learn”

Mexican Euridice Salome González Robles is helping shape change in her country’s mining sector and is keen to get women’s voices heard and included in the debate. For her, women complement men’s activities in the workplace. With women on board, there’s not just 50% of possibilities because it’s only the men’s perspective — the world […]

Dr Chandrani Prasad Verma – “Come what may, do not stop!”

January Profile Dr Chandrani Prasad Verma, India’s first female mining engineer, has opened up the path for other women in the country to take up mining careers, taking large steps for everyone. From a young age she decided she would follow in her father’s footsteps although women were not allowed to take mining degrees in […]