London – 25 October 2021: Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is pleased to announce that a candidate has been chosen for the Metals and Energy Finance MSc programme. Mandy Li has been chosen to start the 12-month MSc in Metals and Energy Finance, a joint programme between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and Imperial College London.
The scholarship is funded by the World Gold Council (WGC), the market development organisation for the gold industry, and a strong supporter of women in mining.
Alex Buck, Managing Director at WIM UK, says, “We are delighted to be able to support Mandy Li on her career path through this scholarship. We consider our scholarship programme to be one of the most important initiatives we offer and are grateful for the funding of our partners, which make this possible. It is vital for the mining sector develop the talent pipeline and this is an important contribution towards creating a more diverse and robust mining sector.”
Terry Heymann, CFO at the World Gold Council, says, “I’d like to extend my congratulations to Mandy Li for being chosen for the Imperial College scholarship. We are pleased that we can offer the support to Mandy to continue her education.
“The gold mining sector is committed to attracting more female talent and I am delighted that we are working with WIM UK to create new opportunities, including the scholarship at Imperial College and the summer internship programme. We are big supporters of the work WIM UK is doing around the promotion, advancement and retention of women within the industry.”
About Women in Mining UK (WIM UK)
WIM UK is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in the mining sector. We offer a suite of programmes and initiatives to progress women’s professional goals and career aspirations, from university all the way to Board level. These include a scholarship programme with the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College London, an internship programme, a partnership with Women on Boards, and numerous networking, educational and mentoring events. WIM UK publishes thought leadership articles and research as well as the biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), which celebrates women’s contribution to the mining industry and identifies inspirational role models to encourage future generations of women to consider mining as a career choice.
Membership is free and open to everyone, regardless of gender or location. For more information about joining WIM UK, please visit our website: www.womeninmining.org.uk.
About World Gold Council
The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Our purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership, and be the global authority on the gold market.
We develop gold-backed solutions, services and products, based on authoritative market insight and we work with a range of partners to put our ideas into action. As a result, we create structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors.
We provide insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society.
Based in the UK, with operations in India, China, Singapore and the USA, the World Gold Council is an association whose members comprise the world’s leading and most forward thinking gold mining companies.
Women in Mining UK Contact
Ariadna D. Peretz
Head of Communications
T: +44 (0) 7488 495969
World Gold Council Contact
ESG Programme Director
T: +44 798 34 524 069