Dear Women in Mining,
Welcome to our July-August newsletter. Summer has arrived, the Olympic Games are days away, and we have lots of great updates for you.
On 8 July, a 12-strong group of WIM (UK) members ran the British 10K to help a financially disadvantaged female African student live out her dream of pursuing a career in the mining industry. To date they have raised over £3500! You still have time to donate to this life-changing cause here.
It was great to see many familiar and first-time attendees at our May and June events. We hope that those who attended our Mining Lifecycle seminar at Mayer Brown’s London offices on 30 May, with speakers from Roscoe Postle Associates and the global law firm, found it informative and enjoyable. Thanks go to all who came along to the June event to celebrate the impact of women in the mining industry with WIM (UK), Rio Tinto and the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP). The Earth Galleries of London’s Natural History Museum provided a suitably impressive backdrop for the occasion, not to mention the ideal venue for WIM (UK) to formally announce our research report and introduce our new Treasurer, Kate Baldwin. Welcome, Kate!
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and share your thoughts by email.
Nuala Gallagher, WIM (UK) Newsletter Editor
WIM (UK) News
August events break
WIM (UK) has scheduled an August break in our events calendar, during which we wish you a wonderful summer! You can stay up to date with our growing range of annual meetings and events by visiting here. For timely reminders and updates on everything taking place, please register on the website to be added to our mailing list.
A warm welcome to our new treasurer
Kate Baldwin, WIM (UK)’s newly appointed Treasurer, has been in the mining industry for over 10 years. To find out more about the wealth of experience Kate brings to the role – from studying in Dublin to production and exploration projects in Kazakhstan, Russia and Cameroon – read our member spotlight interview with her here.
IOM3 raises the profile of women in materials
‘We want to find out what our female members think – what are they interested in and what contribution they can offer to support the work of the group and their fellow members’, Dr Irene Turner, Chair – Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath
To read more about IOM3 and get involved please visit here.
WIM (UK) Recaps
26 June — Education Event: Celebrating ‘The Impact of Women in the Mining industry’ with Rio Tinto and the CEPMLP
WIM (UK), Rio Tinto and the CEPMLP held a cocktail reception at the Earth Galleries of London’s Natural History Museum to celebrate the ‘Impact of women in the mining industry’. Thanks go to all who attended the first of what we hope to be an annual event.
Read more here.
30 May — Industry Insight Event: The Mining Lifecycle
Experts from Roscoe Postle Associates and Mayer Brown discussed global reporting standards, outlined the mining lifecycle and talked essential legal due diligence in a comprehensive overview at Mayer Brown’s London offices on 30 May.
The inner workings of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee JORC), National Instrument 43101 (NI 43101) and even the new Russian national mining code (NAEN1, December 2011) were explained, and speakers drew from their international project expertise.
Read more here.