How Fortescue Metals became the second ASX company in Australia’s history to have a board dominated by women

Originally published by Women’s Agenda – November 2016. A few years ago Fortescue Metals Group was the last ASX50 company to have an all-male board. Less than three years on, it will become only the second ASX-listed company to have a board dominated by women.   Fortescue’s chairman and founder, Andrew Forrest, was unwilling to […]

Women In Energy

Originally published by – November 2016. Globally There Are Fewer Women in the Energy Industry Than in Tech1 Only 5% of executive board members are women at the top 200 power and utility companies.2 Women are 14% of senior management at the top 200 power and utility companies. 3 Latin America, the Caribbean, and […]

Australian miners strike a chord on gender balance

Originally published by Herald Sun – October 2016. Noted geologist and former CSIRO chief Megan Clark is one of three women on Rio Tinto’s board. AUSTRALIAN miners are showing the way for their global peers on gender diversity, with women holding about a third of board seats at the nation’s biggest resources companies to buck […]

Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders Program

Originally published by WOB Australia – September 2016. Powerful and unique offering Our high level leadership program Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders is a powerful and unique offering that will challenge, inspire, engage and stretch you to achieve influential and strategic leadership and board roles, now and in the future. “True leadership is about […]

Mining for talent – A study of women on boards in the mining industry

Original article published by PWC , August 2016. Mining for talentAdobe PDF Format “Profit margins are higher for mining companies with women on the board” We have published a report in conjunction with Women in Mining on trends of women on boards and senior executive positions in the global mining industry. Some key findings from the […]

A CEO’s guide to gender equality

Progressive executives know that gender equality is not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing. That’s why more CEOs, heads of state, and university leaders are committing themselves to gender-equality goals for the institutions they lead. But gender equality is proving difficult to achieve. How can companies and public institutions move […]

The men who can change the Australian mining industry

A small milestone to report this week – albeit one that has been 30 years in the making. Way back in the days when he was still learning the microscopic characteristics of plagioclase feldspar during mineralogy labs at the Royal School of Mines (RSM) in London in 1984, your scribe was elected to what is […]

Women’s Positive Impact on Corporate Performance

Greater gender diversity in companies’ management coincides with improved corporate financial performance and higher stock market valuations. A new Credit Suisse Research Institute study presents the financial evidence, looks at which regions and sectors show higher diversity levels and analyzes the obstacles to female participation in the workplace. Enhanced female participation in management positions should […]

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 […]

Good News!! – Dr Julie Beeby joins board of OZ Minerals as Non-Executive Director

Posted 19 April 2016 The OZ Minerals Board is today pleased to announce the appointment of Non-Executive Director, Dr Julie Beeby. Dr Beeby has more than 25 years’ experience in the resources sector, specifically in the minerals and petroleum industries. “Julie has a wealth of experience in the resource industry and we are very pleased […]

Sandfire Resources Appoints Maree Arnason as NED

18 December 2015 – Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR; “Sandfire”) is pleased to advise that experienced resource industry executive Maree Arnason has been appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Maree Anderson is an experienced director and senior executive whose career has spanned 30 years in industries focused on resources, energy, transport and FMCG/manufacturing. […]

WomenCorporateDirectors 2016 Visionary Awards – Nomination Deadline August 31, 2015

Seeking Companies, CEOs, and Directors Who Are “Real Trailblazers Setting New Benchmarks for the Rest of the World” Deadline: August 31, 2015 NEW YORK, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “Visionary companies, CEOs, and board members break out of old assumptions about what works — they not only push themselves forward, but inspire us all to […]

Women on Boards Webinar Programme – Session 2 on June 22

Session 2: Board Journey Action Plan / What Do You Need To Do To Get a Board Seat Self-assessment / skills inventory Develop your brand/value proposition Gain non-profit board experience Develop and leverage a powerful network Get educated Speaker: Tracy Houston, board e-Guru – 22 June, 10pm GMT / 5pm EST / 5am AWST Details of the […]

Do you want the tools to sit on a Board?

Webinar Launch: Addressing the underrepresentation of women on Boards Dear members of the International Women in Mining Community: We are thrilled to announce our first Women on Boards Webinar Series! The Webinar Series are part of a larger Women on Boards Project aimed at addressing the underrepresentation of women on the Boards of Directors within […]

New securities rules in Ontario aim to get more women on corporate boards

Our press release announcing our women on board project this Monday December 1st was quite timely, see below December 3, 2014 , by The Canadian Press TORONTO—Ontario is changing securities rules in hopes of getting more women appointed to corporate boards and promoted to senior management teams. Starting Jan. 1, companies must disclose the number of […]