London – 24 March 2020: Women in Mining UK (WIM) is delighted to announce IBM, the multinational technology company, as a co-sponsor of the 2020 Edition of “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100) publication.
Melinda Moore, WIM Head of Global Outreach and Finance Director, commented, “We are extremely excited IBM is joining as a WIM100 partner. Diversity and inclusion are values that have defined IBM’s workplace culture since the early 20th century – well ahead of being appreciated or even required by the business community. This trailblazing spirit is continuing, with IBM driving the future direction of mining sector intelligence and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) industries through thought leadership, AI/IOT innovations, and continued determination to foster an environment of inclusion.”
Manish Chawla, Global Managing Director, Chemicals, Petroleum & Industrial Products Industries at IBM, confirmed, “Supporting Women in Mining UK’s WIM100 publication is a natural extension of what IBM stands for. As a company and as an industry team we are very aligned with the goal of creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that is able to tackle the dual challenges of digitising the mining industry and meeting the ever more important sustainability goals. IBM focuses on addressing these with its clients and we know that solving these essential challenges takes creative and resilient teams with empowered female talent and a growth culture.”
Nominations for the 2020 edition of WIM100 are now open until 12:00 am GMT on Tuesday 30 June 2020. The successful nominees will be announced on Thursday 19 November 2020, with a celebratory event and symposium in London.
The nomination form is available at www.womeninmining.org.uk/wim100.
For more information about IBM Industry Solutions, visit https://www.ibm.com/industries.
Women in Mining UK (WIM) is a volunteer non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in the mining sector. WIM offers a strong international network to progress professional goals and career aspirations and hosts numerous networking, educational and mentoring events to support personal development. Membership is free to both women and men.
Previous editions of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining are available here: https://www.womeninmining.org.uk/wim100/
Ariadna D. Peretz
Head of Communications
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