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Women in Mining Forum

Women in Mining Forum is now part of the technical program and included in the registration fees.

The 7th annual CIM Women in Mining Forum is a showcase plenary-style event for Women in Mining Canada and its affiliated local branches.

There is a strong social case for involving women in mining, and an even stronger business case for building a gender-balanced workforce. Research indicates that the pipeline of experienced and skilled female talent is dwindling before advancing to management, leadership and board positions. Through case studies and an open panel discussion, this session will share best practices to grow the ranks of women in senior positions.

Putting the business case for diversity into action

More than ever, globally competitive businesses across multiple industries are learning the value of a diversified workforce towards achieving organizational success. In the mining industry, the need for innovation and a greater social conscience through diversity of thought and action has never been greater. In order to achieve long-term sustainable growth, the mining industry has the opportunity to take leadership to capitalize on the untapped potential of minorities in the workplace (e.g. women, Aboriginal peoples, etc.) by increasing their workforce participation and giving them opportunities for senior leadership positions and board participation.

Through case studies and an open panel discussion, this session will share diversity best practices from the perspective of mining companies and diversity specialists. With the mining sector facing increasing risks around resource nationalism, skilled labour shortages, mining hyperinflation etc., now is the time for the mining industry to focus its efforts on putting diversity into action.

2:00

Welcome Remarks
Catharine Shaw, Mining Client Program Manager, Canada, Golder Associates

WIM Forum Chair and President of Women in Mining Canada

2:05

Melanie Sturk, Director, Attraction, Retention & Transition, MiHR Council
SHIFT: Changing the Face of the Canadian Mining Industry initiative
Tina Markovic, Senior Project Manager, Operations Readiness, BHP Billiton
Diversity & Inclusion: More than you Can See

2:35

Dr. Dean Laplonge, Director, Factive Pty Ltd.
Gender in man’s workplace... more than meets the eye

3:05

Sylvia Apostolidis, Senior Director and Consultant, Global Member Services, Catalyst Canada
CEO Commitment to Gender Diversity: A Share of Best Practices from Sector Success: Strong business leaders know that advancing women makes good business sense. The opportunity gained for Canada's businesses and our economy by leveraging all of talent is significant. This presentation will highlight best practices and common characteristics found in companies and business leaders that manage and develop their talent effectively.

3:35

Richard Ross, Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Inmet Mining Corporation
Drawing on his experience as an executive, member of several boards and now an educator, Mr. Ross will discuss his views on the value of diversity within the leadership ranks of companies and what the Schulich Schools of Business is doing to ensure diversity as they develop the next generation of mining leaders.

4:05

Clare Beckton, Executive Director, Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership, Carlton University
Moderator – Putting the business case for diversity into action

4:50

Closing Remarks
Catharine Shaw, Mining Client Program Manager, Canada, Golder Associates

WIM Forum Chair and President of Women in Mining Canada

5:00

WIM & VIP Reception Sponsor:
Caterpillar

5:10

WIM & VIP Reception Keynote Speaker:
Susan Gaugush, Underground Mining Service Manager, Caterpillar Global Mining

A reception follows the forum. Tickets are $25 each.

 


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