Julia Baxter – Making the Business Case for Gender Equality in Mining

Monthly Profile Feature Julia Baxter, Head of Mining, Oil & Gas at Adam Smith International (ASI) says she stumbled into mining early on in her career but she’s now hooked on the sector because of the huge impact it has on people’s lives. She thrives on the opportunities to be creative and rethink how governments […]

Barbara Dischinger – “We are Individually Powerful but if we’re United we are Stronger”

Monthly Profile Feature The founder of International Women in Mining (IWiM) and before that of WIM UK, Barbara Dischinger, is truly international herself. She’s a mix of nationalities, speaks numerous languages and has lived around the world. Modest and often understated of her achievements, she’s driven and passionate about getting a good deal for women […]

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

Monthly Profile Interview 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. Mr Miller […]

Australia’s richest woman invests £245m in UK’s biggest potash mine

Originally published by The Guardian – October 2016. Gina Rinehart signs deal with mine on edge of North York Moors given go-ahead last year after protracted planning battle Gina Rinehart’s company, Hancock Prospecting, signed a £245m deal with Sirius Minerals, which is behind the mine. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, has invested […]

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 […]

National Women in Engineering Day – Inspiring Story

The UK currently has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than ten per cent. When we consider Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus are leading the way with nearly 30 per cent, it’s time for the nation to up its game. National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) is celebrated every year on […]

Women in engineering: Fixing the talent pipeline

Women account for only 7% of the professional engineering workforce in the UK, and less than 4% of engineering technicians – far less than in other European countries. Engineering is a well-paid career, and it is expected that there will be a serious shortage of engineers in the UK in the coming years. Increasing the […]