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 […]

Rebecca Brosnan: Invest in yourself

The Managing Director of the LME’s Asia Business, Rebecca Brosnan, was instrumental to the take over of the London Metal Exchange by the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEx). She says there is no replacement for expertise. Know your stuff!

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 […]

Amanda Willis reporting on the WIM Cornwall meeting last Tuesday

Thursday, 12 June 2014 Women in Mining meet again Amanda reports: The Cornwall branch of Women in Mining (WIM) met again on Tuesday lunchtime, at the St Michaels Hotel in Falmouth. However, this event attracted a more international crowd than the last meeting , with 28 attendees from 13 countries, including USA, Japan, South Africa, Australia, China, […]

UCL supports ‘Your Life’ Campaign for greater numbers of women in engineering by offering free Masters degrees

Please share with all your networks as many won’t be aware of this tremendous opportunity Free Masters degrees to attract more women into engineering plus childcare and mentoring provided. Jane Butler, new Vice Dean for Engineering at UCL believes engineering opens the door to a fantastic career for women. University College London (UCL), one of the […]

Prof Frances Wall: First female President of Mineralogical Society

Right under our noses; why did this not get more publicity? This is a tremendous achievement! Congratulations Frances! 10 March 2014 Professor Frances Wall has been elected as the first female president of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Professor Wall, an Associate Professor in Applied Mineralogy at the Camborne School of Mines […]

Scholarships to Study the LLM in Mineral Law & Policy at CEPMLP/University of Dundee, UK

Dear Colleagues, The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee (CEPMLP/Dundee) is offering up to a maximum of six fully funded postgraduate scholarships leading to the degree Master of Laws (LLM) in Mineral Law and Policy. Scholarships are funded by Rio Tinto plc. The LLM focuses on the law, policy and governance of […]

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

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.

Gender equality in the UK: The next stage of the journey

Gender Equality in the United Kingdom (link to full report) September 16, 2013, Bain & Company A note from the authors Over the last 50 years, gender equality has transformed our society. No longer are specific jobs reserved for men or for women. Our universities are close to having true gender parity in admissions, and the […]

Why women are such bad networkers

Francesca Steele, The Times, 11th March 2010 It’s no good thinking that hard work will get you anywhere. If you want to make it to the top, you’re going to have to overcome your fear of socialising and start schmoozing like men The champagne is not working. The canapé is just an embarassing stain waiting […]

UKRC Welcomes the Royal Assent of the Equality Act

11 May 2010 The Equality Act received Royal Assent on 8 April 2010, after completing its process through parliament where MPs approved the House of Lords amendments. The UKRC welcomes the passing of the Equality Act, which contains several measures for tackling inequality which we hope will help Britain to become a fairer society for women […]

“Women in Mining” event challenged by “Women resisting Mining” – Analysis

Last week was all about Mines & Money in London, the biggest mining conference of the year. Women in Mining UK had a stand and held their annual champagne reception on Tuesday 3rd, launching that night their book on 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining. I was there, unconscious of what was going on on […]

Maternal Profiling

04/09/2008 By Viv Groskop, The Guardian Mothers need not apply In most US states, employers can ask at interview if a woman has kids – and discriminate accordingly. Maternal profiling, as it’s known, is illegal here, but, as Viv Groskop reports, in reality it is flourishing. The unlikely new face of radical women’s activism in […]