100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2016
Women in Mining (UK) is delighted to bring you the second edition of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining. Thank you to all those who took part in the nominations process, which we received from all corners of the world and demonstrates the fantastic breadth and depth of opportunities in the industry. WIM (UK) together with PWC commissioned a three stage study, over the past three years, ‘Mining for Talent’ to analyse trends around gender diversity, the final report of which was published in January 2015. Several key action points came from this report, none more resounding than the desperate need to have visible role models in the industry. It has been a challenging year for the mining industry, fraught with difficult decisions. Notwithstanding this, the industry has come a long way in its view about the importance of diversity which is particularly highlighted by the fantastic on-going support from our core sponsors, Anglo American, Glencore and Rio Tinto, for which we and our members are very appreciative. We at WIM (UK) consider that it is important for us to highlight to all in the industry that there are plenty of inspiring female role models, not only to encourage others into the sector but to also help the next generation see where opportunities may lie for them to forge an exciting career. The selection process was a demonstration of the international nature of our industry involving Women in Mining groups globally as well as individuals representing their corporate headquarters and sites. The 100 women were selected by WIM (UK)’s executive committee and advisory board, in line with detailed criteria set at the start of the process. The inspirational women in the publication represent the diverse roles in the sector from truck drivers to CEOs and at all stages of career development. Some started their careers in mining, for others, it was a move later in life. The one thing that binds all of these women together is their love and passion for the industry.