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Thank you for being part of the 6th Annual Women in Mining conference which attracted over 200 delegates.

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.

The Top 5 Speakers As Rated By You:

  • Margaret Victor, Judge, SOUTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT
  • Dr Patricia Makhesha, Managing Director, PLATREEF RESOURCES
  • Italia Boninelli, Executive Vice President: People & Organisational, ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI
  • Hannelie Hanson, Technical Services Manager, BARPLATS MINE(EASTPLATS)
  • Nompumelelo Zikalala, Director: DBCM Board/ Senior Vice President, DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES (DBCM)
  • Tumisho Masha, Actor/ Motivational Speaker, MONEYBOX MEDIA

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

  • Introducing women structures within your mine as a platform for continuous discussions
  • Hosting feedback sessions where challenges are escalated to the highest channels
  • Taking all presentations to the next level by implementation
  • Spearheading networking sessions with other women within the same sector
  • DMR and other regulators should report on what exactly is happening with the mining charter post 2014
  • Inviting the Department of Labour to discuss the amendments to the Employment Equity Act
  • Staying grounded by remembering that you started underground before you made it to the office
  • Finding mentors within your organisation to assist with challenges
  • Creating opportunities for yourself and not blaming the regulators all the time
  • Grooming and rebranding yourself as a woman helps with first impressions and being taken seriously
  • Being informed and knowing what is happening in your industry at all times
  • Clashing with your subordinates is bound to happen, it’s how you work through it that’s important
  • Women working underground who have no matric need to be assisted with funding for them to finish school

The overall conference was rated as:

60% Excellent              37% Good

Visit our women’s website: www.womenofintelligence.co.za to view pictures from the conference, should you wish to blog or write about your conference experience please contact Therisha on therisha@intelligencetransferc.co.za