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WIMSA creates an empowering network to inspire, support and develop the progression of women working in the mining industry through providing access to education, skills development, mentorship and representation.

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WIMSA Facts & Figures

2010

Established – a non-profit organisation that exists through sponsorship and volunteer time

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Is FREE to all women in the mining industry
1750

Current members and expected to grow to 2 000 members in the next 18 months

WimSA aims to provide a forum for support and guidance for personal growth, leadership and career development for women by building relationships within the mining industry:

  • Networking events that allow professionals to build their own networks
  • Patron initiative recognises women who carry the voice of women to the forefront
  • Intercompany mentorship programme includes regional & international partnerships and events
  • Youth chapter facilitates career guidance and mentorship opportunities for female students in tertiary geoscience courses
  • Research includes qualitative and quantitative aspects investigating managerial best practice concerning women in mining in South Africa

Present at the CT and Johannesburg Mining Indaba, Mining Lekgotla, Mines & Money in London, Electra Mining & WIM workshops

Contributes and writes articles
in publications

Participates in school career fairs facilitated by companies like African Rainbow Minerals, Sci-Bono and Royal Bafokeng Holdings

Continues to establish partnerships with industry and government sectors

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Women Board Members on JSE Companies

Women make up 21% of the boards of the top 500 companies listed on the JSE.

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Membership

Is FREE to all women in the mining industry
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Currently 1750 Members

Current members and expected to grow to 2 000 members in the next 18 months
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Women in Mining

Women currently make up 10% of the workforce in the mining sector.

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