Women in the Mining Industry

We support a more diverse mining industry

Despite increased pressure on the mining sector to maximise diversity, females still only make up 17% of our workforce with even fewer being in executive positions.  At Mining Indaba, we're supporting the move to a more diverse future in several ways. This year, we set our heights high with 30% of our speaker line-up was female, an 8% increase from last year. By increasing the diversity of our speakers we're helping to elevate female leaders within the industry so that others can look to them as role models.

Here’s how we’re helping to promote diversity

  • 30% female speaker line up in 2020
  • History was made with an all-femal panel discussion on the Main Stage
  • Partnered with three Women in Mining associations who provided advice and helped connect us to the women at the top
  • ‘Inspiring the next generation of Women in the African Mining Industry” eBook – download it here
  • Encouraged the next generation of female leaders to the mining through our Young Leaders Programme