Kandjoze wants more women in mining

MINISTER of mines and energy Obeth Kandjoze says unless companies applying for mining licences employ more women in management positions, they will find it hard to get permits from his office. He said this at the inauguration of the Walvis Bay Salt Holdings’ expansion project on Monday. “For every licence issued, there are conditions that […]

Nota para la igualdad Nº 19: Aumenta sostenidamente la participación de las mujeres en la Minería Chilena

El sector minero representa una oportunidad para la autonomía económica de las mujeres, y su incorporación aumenta la productividad e innovación de la minería, contribuyendo así al desarrollo sostenible. La Industria minera mantiene un papel determinante en la economía de un significativo número de países en la región. Considerada como un sector estratégico por su […]

Advancing women in mining and resources in Singapore

With research indicating that at executive management levels, women only represent 11.48% of roles within the top 500 mining companies globally, there is a need to re-evaluate what more can be done to promote gender parity trends in the industry. In light of this, PwC Singapore partnered with Women in Mining and Resources (WIMAR) Singapore […]

The Winners of the 2016 Women In Industry awards

The third annual Women In Industry awards drew together hundreds of people, focusing on the amazing achievements of women in Australia’s industrial sectors. The Women in Industry Awards recognises and rewards the achievements of women working in the nation’s industrial, logistics, and engineering sectors, and aims to raise the profile of women within industry, as […]

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 […]

Women in mining in Canada

Mining has traditionally been made of a predominately male workforce, and although the trend is that males still dominate the mining industry, there are signs in recent years that indicate that there is a growing role for women in the mining industry. However even though it appears that there are more women in mining than […]

Women in mining urged to overcome petty differences to achieve ‘great things’

UNITED STAND More needs to be done to ensure that women work together to advance themselves in the mining sector Women in mining must overcome their “petty” differences to ensure that they achieve great things in the local mining industry, states Limpopo-based copper miner Palabora Mining Company human resources development and training manager Sisiwe Mthethwa. She told […]

Women influence in artisanal and small scale mining unreported

The significant role of women in artisanal and small scale mining goes underreported while there is more focus on the number of women in boardrooms of listed mining companies in Africa, according to a recent study on women in artisinal and small scale mining by African Centre for Gender of the Economic Commission for Africa. […]

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 […]

Mining – it’s not just about rocks!

This article was originally published by the AusIMM Bulletin magazine – June 2016. ‘Mining is the extraction of minerals and metals from the earth…’ or so the definition in the dictionary goes. Stephanie Mathews. When people talk about mining, it is usually described as lots of dust and dirt, heavy duty machinery, high-vis clothing and […]

Govt to empower citizens in mining sector

Botswana Geo-Science Institute director, Koketso Mojaboswa says the minerals draft policy will give more rights to locals as against foreigners.  Addressing a full Central District Council (CDC) meeting last Wednesday, Mojaboswa stated that the mining industry is currently dominated by foreigners rather than locals but added that the draft policy that is currently at consultation […]

Trailblazer has worker safety on her mind

Joanne Farrell has been promoted to Rio Tinto’s group management executive committee. Joanne Farrell is no stranger to being a trailblazer in a world still dominated by men but even she admits to excitement at her promotion this week to the executive committee of Rio Tinto, the highest management level at the world’s second biggest […]

The untapped resource that could replace the mining boom: Women

Lean In, says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to women. And now economists agree. IT SOUNDS like a solution too simple to be true, but economists say our greatest untapped resource might just be women. If barriers like childcare were addressed, the number of women heading back to paid work could fill the gap left by […]

Codelco questioned by participation in Expomin treatment of women at the fair and called for changes

  Codelco nearly withdrew from participating in Expomin 2016, a fair which meets every two years for the mining world. The reason stated? The treatment, allegedly, given to women at this event. In addition to the usual promoters and models at such meetings, the fair invitations were distributed at nightclubs and promotional teams of these centers nearby. State […]

Codelco puso en duda participación en Expomin por trato a mujeres en la feria y pidió cambios

  Codelco estuvo a punto de restarse de participar en Expomin 2016, la feria que reúne cada dos años a todo el mundo minero. ¿La razón de la estatal? El trato que, estiman, se les da a las mujeres en este evento. Además de las promotoras y modelos usuales en este tipo de encuentros, en […]

Women in the mining industry: challenges remain

Hiring and retention of women remains a challenge in the mining industry in Saskatchewan, whose needs for labour are nevertheless great. Moreover, they account for only 14% in the mining industry, while women account for 47% of the general workforce. Véronique Loewen, Director of Communications at Areva. In the province, women come together to try to […]

Femmes dans l’industrie minière : des défis persistent

L’embauche et la rétention de femmes demeurent un défi dans l’industrie minière de la Saskatchewan, dont les besoins en main-d’œuvre sont pourtant grands. De plus, elles ne comptent que pour 14% dans l’industrie minière, alors que les femmes représentent 47 % de la main-d’œuvre générale. Véronique Loewen, directrice des communications chez Areva. Dans la province, des […]

Trail blazing Queensland single mum wins Women’s Day award

8 March 2016 While working full time and completing studies, new mother Dannielle Dendle was told the wedding was off and she’d have to move out. However, Dannielle’s tenacity allowed her to finish her Associate Degree in Mining Operations Management, unpick the wedding, train a new recruit, set up a new home, and take her […]

Anglo American’s most inspirational women in mining

Anglo American Plc, 08 Jan 2016 Eight of our female colleagues at Anglo American feature in a list of 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, compiled by Women in Mining (WIM UK).  The list has been compiled as part of WIM UK’s drive to promote and highlight the contribution that women make to the mining […]

Barrick’s Faby Manzano and Marian Moroney recognized as inspirational women in mining

January 15, 2016 Faby Manzano (left) and Marian Moroney. This year’s list of 100 inspirational women in mining includes Faby Manzano, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Barrick Pueblo Viejo, and Marian Moroney, Barrick’s Senior Director of Global Exploration. The list is produced by the UK-based non-profit organization Women in Mining, which is dedicated to […]

Volunteering Opportunity – Committee Positions available, WIMnet NSW 2016

We are seeking a few new NSW WIMnet Committee members to help us continue our networking events and other activities in 2016. Most of the existing Committee members have indicated their willingness to continue their involvement through 2016 so this will enable us to maintain continuity and our momentum. However, we would benefit from additional […]

Women in Mining in DRC form National Action Plan

Women in mining share pain and unite for change Submitted by Rachel Perks On Fri, 10/09/2015 I recently joined over 150 women who work in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at a conference sponsored by the World Bank. This was the first national conference ever held in the DRC to […]

Female Talent Engagement Survey Results

In late 2014, IWiMC released its first Female Talent Engagement Survey. The responses allow us to gain some insight into what influences industry employers and draw comparisons with what drives the career decisions of women in mining. A total of 31 responses were received from mining companies globally and a total of 263 responses were received from IWiMC […]

Zambian State to revive “Women in Mining” Initiative

Published in Times of Zambia on June 15, 2015  By Hildah Lumba  By BENNET SIMBEYE  – Johannesburg South Africa THE Government will revive the women-in-mining initiative as part of a programme to continue empowering women in Zambia, President Edgar Lungu has said. The President said women had shown potential in mining entrepreneurship in the past and […]

Zambian State to revive "Women in Mining" Initiative

Published in Times of Zambia on June 15, 2015  By Hildah Lumba    By BENNET SIMBEYE  – Johannesburg South Africa THE Government will revive the women-in-mining initiative as part of a programme to continue empowering women in Zambia, President Edgar Lungu has said. The President said women had shown potential in mining entrepreneurship in the past […]