7th Annual Women in Mining Highlights

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Dear Women in Mining,

Thank you for being part of the 7th Annual Women in Mining conference which attracted over 100 women in mining.

The conference brought attention to women as assets and leaders, not only in the mining industry but the country as a whole. The networking sessions allowed the women in attendance to interact and see themselves as more than just leaders, but as mentors and motivators.

Our platinum sponsor Old Mutual didn’t disappoint. They gave valuable financial advice on how women can build their financial status and take financially sound decisions for the future.

THE TOP 5 SPEAKERS, AS PER YOUR EVALUATION FORM ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Nompumelelo Zikalala, Director: DBCM Board/ Senior Vice President- DE BEERS SIGHTHOLDER SALES SOUTH AFRICA (DBSSSA)
  • Varsha Morar, Lead: Organisational Effectiveness– THE DE BEERSGROUP OF COMPANIES
  • Italia Boninellli, Executive Vice President: People & Organisational Development – ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI
  • Sisiwe Mthethwa, Manager Training & Development- PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LIMITED
  • Caroline Shirindza, Manager: Senior Business Planning- SASOL MINING 

Some of the key outcomes after the conference which will be sent to key authorities:

  • Implementing women structures within your mine for continuous development is imperative
  • Women should make sure that SLP’s include women development programmes
  • Maths and Science are still very important subjects and should be encouraged at schools
  • Highlighting the importance of having insurance for pregnant women
  • Understanding that leadership is a universal concept and can be mastered
  • Delegating vital roles to entry level employees to show a level of trust and ensuring accountability
  • Networking closes the generational gap and encourages continuous interaction
  • Retaining employees based on the attitude toward their work is important
  • Awarding brilliance and performance to ensure motivation to keep thriving
  • Culture change is very important to be able to continue with your strategy in developing women
  • Ensure that the person hiring knows exactly what the organisation needs are and goes out there to get it
  • Stopping the blame game and taking control of your life
  • Knowing that you are responsible for your career path and doing what you need to do, to improve it
  • Negotiating for the best possible working conditions to better your life
  • Implementing boot camp initiatives to ensure women keep fit and healthy

THE OVERALL CONFERENCE WAS RATED AS

75% EXCELLENT / 21% GOOD / 4% AVERAGE 

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