Australian entries have dominated the 2022 edition of Women in Mining UK’s “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), a biennial publication that highlights the wealth of female talent within the global mining industry.

The book celebrates 100 women from around the world who go “above and beyond” and contribute so much to the industry and, as a result, are role models for everyone.

In 2022, WIM UK received 915 nominations for 491 women from 61 countries.

Those included in the book were selected due to their inspirational actions. This included being a trailblazer and making positive and impactful changes so the industry can operate in a more safe, sustainable and inclusive way; a commitment to advocating and empowering those working in the mining industry and beyond; and perseverance in the face of adversity.

WIM UK chair Carole Cable said the list honoured 100 inspirational women from around the world.

“We hear their voices and their stories, and we share their journeys to show that diversity in mining is possible,” she said.

“For the world to transition to a low-carbon economy, we will need six times more mineral inputs in 2040 to achieve net-zero emissions globally by 2050.

“However, we need to accelerate the pace of change to deliver the energy transition safely, sustainably, and equitably, so we need to think differently and put diversity and people at the heart of everything we do. Congratulations and thank you to the 2022 WIM100 global inspirational women.”

WIM UK managing director Stacy Hope said the organisation had the privilege of reviewing hundreds of nominations for women who are making the mining industry safer, more inclusive and, hence, truly sustainable.

“The 100 women who have been selected for the 2022 edition are tangible proof that the mining industry, and all the people it impacts are better off because women consistently go above and beyond.”

The Australian entries are:

  • Jessica Balasso, BHP
  • Katrina Crook, Glencore
  • Luarna Dynevor, Barada Barna Aboriginal Corporation
  • Talar Koushian, South32
  • Danielle Kyle, South32
  • Shona Markham, Rio Tinto
  • Lucy Martin, Bechtel
  • Lucy McClean, AMEC
  • Keren Paterson, Trigg Minerals
  • Melanie Pollard, Resolute Mining
  • Renata Roberts, The Bloomfield Group
  • Tamsin Senders, NickelSearch Limited
  • Katie Serjeantson, Rio Tinto
  • Kim Wainwright, Xplore Resources
  • Sonia Winter, BHP

This feature first appeared here.

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