Women in Mining

web headerWelcome to the Women in Mining international portal, dedicated to all professional women in the natural resources sector. Your first stop for: news, events, seminars, jobs, who’s who, contacts, education in mining, links, library and more.

The International WIM Community Portal (www.womeninmining.net) was initiated end of 2007 to be a global web-based community of women professionals working in the mining and metals sector.

The Portal not only serves as a communication platform for WIM groups, but also as a global network of registered members, particularly helpful for women working in jurisdictions where there is no WIM group. Currently around 700 women are registered from all over the world.

Its objective is twofold:

  • By celebrating successes to constructively publicise the issue of women in mining
  • To promote the professional development of women working in the mining and metals sector by providing a web platform for global discussion, networking and dissemination of information, jobs, courses and events.

Mining is historically a male-dominated sector and our aim is to be the first stop for all women in the sector, providing them with all the information and tools necessary to enhance their careers and promote their role as women in a wider business community.

About WiM

To promote the professional development of women working in the sector – worldwide – by offering a website with relevant content to enhance women’s knowledge and possibilities. This website will provide women with networking opportunities, business synergies, information on furthering their education, job opportunities, a place to exchange views and find service providers, as well as much more. It will centre on two main pillars: information and business opportunities.


“The idea came to me because I found that there was no tool currently available to provide women with all the relevant information. Men in the sector are very active and have their global networks providing them with jobs and [sensitive] information whereas women don’t. I hope this initiative will help women in that regard.”

Barbara set up an informal women in mining group in London in 2006 (WIM UK) which is now a professional organisation with 800 members and in 2007 decided to set up this portal for all women in mining.

Contact Details:

Barbara Dischinger
WIM Community Portal Ltd
+44 7986 108 101
[email protected]

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