Women in Mining (UK) launches event to celebrate women’s achievements

22 May 2018 (Last Updated May 22nd, 2018 12:05)

Non-profit organisation Women in Mining (UK) (WIM) has launched the third edition of its annual event to celebrate women achievers in the mining industry.

Non-profit organisation Women in Mining (UK) (WIM) has launched the third edition of its annual event to celebrate women achievers in the mining industry.

Named the “Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining”, the event highlights the contribution of women within the global mining industry and identifies ‘inspirational’ role models.

WIM noted that nominations are open for all women workers in mining and affiliated sectors supporting the industry. BMO Capital Markets is co-sponsoring the 2018 edition.

“It is a pipeline that is growing and there are already a large number of inspirational women paving the way for the future of our industry.”

In this year’s event, the organisation wishes to see a greater representation of natural resource sector roles, including from mine to office, explorers, C-Suite, finance, compliance and ESG to government and non-government agencies.

Interested candidates can send in nominations until 15 August and the results are scheduled to be declared in November this year.

Nominations can also be sent by companies and colleagues on behalf of the nominee.

WIM managing director Nichole McCulloch said: “Sharing the success stories of women in mining is critical to attracting and retaining female talent in our industry. It also allows us to address the common misconception that there is not a pipeline of talent coming through.

“Whilst more needs to be done, it is a pipeline that is growing and there are already a large number of inspirational women paving the way for the future of our industry.

“This search is open to women from every level of seniority and we encourage both companies within the mining sector, as well as co-workers to nominate inspirational female colleagues.”

Established in 2006, WIM promotes the achievements of women in the mining industry, and encourages women to pursue the mining sector as a career choice.