Friday, 10 March 2017
Celebrating women’s contribution to the mining industry through a diverse lens is the aim of the International Women in Mining (IWiM) photo competition. The competition theme #ImpactandInfluence builds on this year’s International Women’s Day theme #BeBoldforChange.
For the competition, IWiM welcomes a broad range of submissions from across the mining value chain: submissions that send a powerful message on women’s role in mining from industries, governments, NGOs, and academia are encouraged.
Sponsorship from De Beers Group has funded competition prizes. Entries close on 16 April and will be judged by a distinguished panel including Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group; Dr Sharman Stone, Ambassador for Women and Girls, Australia; and Tom Butler, CEO, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).
IWiM hopes to use the winning entries in a travelling exhibition and celebrate women for their significant footprint in the mining sector.