Friday 27th of September 2019

The organising committee is delighted to announce part of the program for the 2019 WIMWA Summit to be held on the 27th of September 2019 at the Crown Towers Ballroom.  Please contact wimwasummit@womeninmining.com or sabina@womeninmining.com with any media queries or for sponsorship opportunities.

Highlights from 2018 available here

We are pleased to announce that critical communication expert Celeste Headlee will be joining us. Celeste is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter. Celeste’s TEDx Talk sharing 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 19 million total views to date.

And Professor Cordelia Fine, who was awarded the Edinburgh Medal in 2018, a prestigious award that recognises scientists who have excelled in their field and contributed significantly to our understanding of humanity. She received the award for her work in challenging gender bias in science for her contributions to public debates about gender equality.

We will welcome many inspiring industry speakers, including Graham Kerr who has been Chief Executive Officer of South32 since October 2014. Graham believes that it is his role as a leader to drive the changes that need to be made to encourage, promote and advocate for women in South32 and the wider resources industry. As CEO of South32, he works to set the tone and tolerance from the top. He has put in place measurable objectives to ensure more balanced gender representations at all levels of the organisation and is actively tracking South32’s progress. Graham is an active member of Male Champions of Change and CEO’s for Gender Equity through which he has sought to influence others to drive change in their respective organisations.