WIM in the News
August 2010 – The International Resource Journal published an interesting article entitled “There’s a place for women in mining“, which includes an interview with MaryAnn Mihychuk, President of Women in Mining Canada. To read the article, click here.
Women in the News
February 2011 – Check out the Financial Times “Women at the Top” blog for a wealth of news and discussions on women’s advancement, fairness and equality in the business arena, as well as the role of the world’s most prominent women in business and their increasing participation in global economic growth. In particular, note the 2010 ranking of the Top 50 Women in World Business, which includes in the mining and minerals sector: Anglo American chief executive Cynthia Carroll; the chief executive of French energy company and uranium producer Areva, Anne Lauvergeon; and the chief executive of steel processing company Marcegaglia, Emma Marcegaglia. We rejoice in their success and look forward to seeing more women from the mining and minerals industry in these rankings! To read the article, click here.
December 2010 – A guide to Women in Science, Engineering and Technology was published in the Independent on Friday 26th November. This includes articles focusing on “Closing the SET Gender Gap” and “The Business Argument for Gender Equality” and interviews with Emily Nicholls, Year in Industry Award winner 2010, and Barbara Cooper, the most senior female officer in the RAF. Click here to read the Guide to Women in Science, Engineering and Technology .
March 2011 – Community development must lie at the heart of any mining operation, says Cynthia Carroll, CEO of Anglo American, in the latest video produced by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). “Today we support well over 3,700 businesses around the world from South Africa to Venezuela, to Chile to Brazil and now in Peru” Cynthia Carroll says in a conversation with ICMM President Anthony Hodge. Ms Carroll adds that in 2009 her company invested 82.5 million dollars in social investment as part of her company’s effort to create small and medium enterprises that will sustain host communities in the long term. Anthony Hodge points out that mining companies can no longer operate, without effective community engagement. He says: “the greatest insurance policy that any mining company can have is community trust”.
To view the video and for more information and reports from ICMM, please click here. ICMM was established in 2001 to act as a catalyst for performance improvement in the mining and metals industry. Today, the organization brings together 18 mining and metals companies as well as 30 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations to address the core sustainable development challenges faced by the industry.