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IoD Natural Resources Group Proudly Welcomes Women in Mining as Signatory to the Natural Resources Declaration

By 10/07/2024News

London – 10th July 2024:

The Institute of Directors (IoD)’s Natural Resources Group is pleased to welcome Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) as a signatory to the Natural Resources Declaration signed at the House of Lords on the 25th of March 2024. This collaboration signifies the unwavering commitment our two organisations have to fostering a more equitable and inclusive environment within the natural resources sector.

The Natural Resources Declaration serves as a powerful statement emphasising the critical role diversity equity and inclusion plays in ensuring the future success of the mining industry. The Declaration establishes the Natural Resources SIG platform which is designed to facilitate communications between industry leaders, government officials, and peers in the natural resources sector.

Its primary aim is to enable the sharing of best practices and to engage in constructive discussions about critical issues affecting the industry. By working together, the participants can take action to advance the energy transition.

IoD Natural Resources Group’s Leadership Committee – Kruthika A. Bala, Richard Taylor, and Juan Cabrera said “We are delighted that WIM UK has become a signatory to the Natural Resources Declaration.  At IoD Natural Resources, we strongly believe that a workforce reflecting a wider range of perspectives and experiences is essential for effective decision-making and driving sustainable practices. We are confident that this partnership with WIM UK will pave the way for a more responsible and sustainable natural resources industry. Through collaborative efforts, we can ensure a future where all individuals have the opportunity to thrive and contribute their talents for the betterment of our industry.”

Stacy Hope, Managing Director of WIM UK, said “Through the Natural Resources SIG platform we are looking forward to collaborating with policy makers and other stakeholders to make real change on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry. It’s a unique opportunity to share diverse perspectives, encourage collaboration, and share knowledge to contribute to a more responsible mining industry in the UK and beyond. This is going to be particularly critical if we are going to sustainably produce the metals and minerals that are so urgently needed for the energy transition.”

IoD Natural Resources recognises the immense talent and potential women bring to the table. Through this partnership, we aim to break down barriers and empower women to reach their full potential in the sector.


Notes to Editors:

Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) contact:
Emily Hall/ Molly Stewart
Co-Head of Communications

IoD media contact:

Richard Taylor / Kruthika A. Bala / Juan Cabrara


About Women in Mining UK:

Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is a well-established, non-profit organisation serving the UK mining and minerals sector led by Stacy Hope and Augenija Di Bucci. Their mission centres on:

  • Championing the advancement, employment, and retention of women in the UK mining industry. WIM UK works diligently to make mining a compelling career path for a wider talent pool.
  • Elevating awareness of the fulfilling career opportunities available within the UK mining sector for women. They actively address traditional perspectives and showcase the breadth and depth of roles offered in the industry.

WIM UK is the leading voice for women in UK mining. They provide a robust network for professional development and facilitate valuable programs such as:

  • Networking events that foster connections and collaboration.
  • Educational workshops that equip women with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel.
  • Mentorship programs that offer guidance and support from experienced professionals.

Their dedication to fostering a more inclusive and diverse UK mining industry aligns perfectly with the goals of IoD Natural Resources, making WIM UK a natural and impactful partner.

About IoD Natural Resources:

The Institute of Directors is a non-party political organisation, founded in 1903, with approximately 20,000 members. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, professional services to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurial directors of start-up companies.

The IoD was granted a Royal Charter in 1906, instructing it to “represent the interests of members and of the business community to government and in the public arena, and to encourage and foster a climate favourable to entrepreneurial activity and wealth creation.”

The Charter also tasks the Institute with promoting “for the public benefit high levels of skill, knowledge, professional competence and integrity on the part of directors”, which the IoD seeks to achieve through its training courses and publications on corporate governance.