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.

Our Partners

WIMSA Facts & Figures


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

Is FREE to all women in the mining industry

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

Our Sponsors