Dear Women in Mining,
Welcome to our May-June newsletter. We have two superb events lined up. On May 30 we have an industry seminar on the full mining lifecycle from exploration, to production, to closure, and in June we will stage a must-attend networking event to welcome students, introduce them to WIM (UK) and to deliver an exciting announcement. Please make sure to get your name on our event lists – they’re guaranteed to fill up fast!
Thanks go to all who braved the elements and joined us at our March-held commodities master course at Simmons & Simmons with leading analysts from Wood Mackenzie, and our April opinion leader event at which Control Risks and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP tackled resource nationalism.
Below, we also look at some of the highlights surrounding International Women’s Day (IWD) 2012. There’s a conversation between our Executive Chairman, the creator of the Women in Mining International Portal and our platinum sponsor, Anglo American, and also a recap on how Western Australia’s Chamber of Minerals & Energy celebrated with the Women in Resources Awards.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and share your thoughts by email.
Nuala Gallagher, WIM (UK) Newsletter Editor
Dates for your diary
May 30 – Industry Insight:
The Mining Lifecycle
Charting the full life of mine from first drill holes through to project shutdown, WIM (UK) will team up with Deborah McCombe – P. Geo., Executive Vice President, Business Development – and Graham Clow – P.Eng., President and CEO, Principal Mining Engineer – of Roscoe Postle Associates. Get to know your JORC from your NI 43101 and your resources from your reserves with a comprehensive how-to guide delivered by the experts. Click here to find out more.
Please RSVP using the link in the Newsletter and invitation emailed to WIM (UK) members before Monday 28 May.
WIM (UK) News
The WIM (UK) Team, platinum sponsor & IWD
We marked International Women’s Day 2012 with a conversation between our Executive Chairman, Amanda van Dyke, creator of the Women in Mining International Portal, Barbara Dischinger, and our platinum sponsor, Anglo American.
Got news? Contact our Communications Committee
The WIM (UK) Communications Committee is always on the lookout for opportunities to engage with members. Whether you wish to spread the word about a charitable initiative, pen an event review or op-ed article, tell us about your work or reach out to other members on an issue of interest, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Why not drop us a line by emailing our newsletter editor here.
WIM (UK) supports student initiatives
As we prepare for our June networking event, aimed at welcoming students to the mining sector and supporting individuals embarking on their careers, we are interested in opportunities to participate in similar gatherings.
We encourage members that are interested in assisting us to contact our Education team here.
WIM (UK) Recaps
21 March – Industry Insight
Commodities Master Course
Delivered by Clare Eilbeck, Analyst – Aluminium Markets and Eleni Joannides, Principal Analyst – Copper Markets from research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie, our commodities master course looked at everything from the application of fundamental analysis to dealing with perplexing ‘unknown’ influences.
25 April – Opinion Leader
Speakers from Control Risks and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP dealt with the drivers and intricacies of resource nationalism, addressing everything from South African Mines Minister Susa Shabangu’s ‘evil triplets’, to how mining companies ought to forge investment treaties and protection agreements.