Investing In African Mining Indaba

Women in mining

Attracting women to the mining industry not only promotes diversity but can also bring improved economic performance and better decision making processes.

Recent appointments of Elizabeth Gains as CEO and Julie Shuttleworth as Deputy CEO of Fortescue, Marie Inkster as CEO of Lundin Mining and Noreen Doyle as Chair of Newmont’s Board prove that the sector is changing but there is still a long way to go in order to achieve true equality.

Mining Indaba is supports the move to a more diverse future and in 2019 partnered with Women in Mining UK, International Women in Mining and Women in Mining South Africa to help promote the value women bring to the industry.

At the 2019 event 25% of the agenda was made up of female speakers with at least one female in each panel discussion.

With thanks to our 2019 event partners:

  • LWiM
  • WiM SA

Free Ebook: Inspiring the next generation of women in the African mining industry



  • Elaine Dorward-King
    Executive Vice President, Sustainability and External Relations, Newmont

  • H.E. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma
    Minister in the Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa

  • H.E. Mme Lelenta Hawa Baba Ba
    Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Mali

  • Simone Niven
    Corporate Relations Group Executive, Rio Tinto

  • Cheryl Carolus
    Chairperson, Gold Fields

  • Christine Ramon
    CFO and Executive Director, Anglo Gold Ashanti

  • Ursula Martiz
    Chief Investment Officer, Southern Charter Fund Managers

  • Dr. Annette Buttner
    Head of Business Development, Thyssen Krupp Materials Trading GmbH



In conversation with…

Nichole McCulloch,
Women in Mining UK

Podcast Part 1: The global business case for gender diversity

Nichole McCulloch speaks with Tom Albanese,
Director & Member of Advisory Board,
Nevada Copper Corp

Podcast Part 2: The importance of diversity in the mining industry

Nichole McCulloch speaks with Ursula Maritz, Chief Investment Officer, Southern Charter & Norman Mbazima, Deputy Chairman, Anglo America, SA.

In conversation with…

Nonkululeko Hope Dire,
Geologist & Committee MemberWomen in Mining SA

In conversation with…

Barbara Dischinger,
Founder & Director,
International Women in Mining