London – 1 September 2020: Women in Mining UK (WIM) announces today the appointment of Dr. Stacy Hope as Head of Global Outreach, following the decision by Melinda Moore to step back and pass the baton on, after serving for two and half years in the role.
Alex Buck, WIM Managing Director, said, “I am delighted to welcome Stacy to the WIM Executive Committee. She has been a volunteer at WIM since 2013, most recently as the Global Outreach Committee Lead for Latin America & the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
“On behalf of the Executive Committee and Board, I would like to thank Melinda for her dedication to WIM. She has been a passionate and energetic Head of the Global Outreach Committee. During her time, she has strengthened the committee as well as the cross-border links WIM has with other Women in Mining groups, corporates and associations around the world, as well as assisting with the creation of new WIM groups. Moreover, she has been instrumental in raising the profile of our “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100) initiative and securing high-profile sponsors for the 2020 publication, such as IBM, BCG and Heidrick & Struggles. We wish her the very best and are delighted that she will stay close to WIM for many years to come.”
Dr Stacy Hope is an anthropologist with more than 12 years’ experience working as an International Development Specialist and Strategic Advisor on areas surrounding gender, natural resources, renewable energy, disaster risks and climate resilience, and large national and international infrastructure development projects across the commercial, public and multilateral sectors. She is currently consulting and advising various UN agencies, and sits on the Actions for the Development of Africa advisory board, where she focuses on strengthening gender inclusivity within artisanal and small-scale mining, aligning programme strategy with the UN SDGs, and developing ESG frameworks within the corporate strategy.
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 and everyone is welcome, regardless of gender.
Ariadna D. Peretz
Head of Communications
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