Global not-for-profit organisation International Women in Mining (IWiM) has released its inaugural Impact Report which details the organisation's achievements and the wider societal impact of its work. IWiM pursues gender equality in mining while promoting the voices of women in the industry.
The 2021 Impact Report
highlights the organisation’s progress and achievements across three key pillars: as an Industry Change Agent, WIM Champion and Diversity Trend Setter. The report also highlights the organisation’s timeline of growth since it was established in 2007 and includes information on the value added by its partnerships and the relationships built with various stakeholders worldwide. The 2021 Impact Report highlights the following achievements:
- In March 2021, IWiM convened an inaugural Global WIM Summit of 225 WIM organisation leaders.
- IWiM is the secretariat of the International WIM Alliance open to 100+ WIM organisations globally.
- The organisation is also the convener of 15 international organisations in quarterly WIM Global Exchange.
- In four years of its annual global cross-company mentoring programme, IWRMP, IWiM has facilitated the growth of 200 mentees from 30+ countries, including 56 scholars.
- IWiM has actively participated in policy initiatives, peer reviews, and advocacy in international forums.
“Going forward, IWiM will focus on leveraging the collective strength of women in mining to drive better recognition of women’s outstanding contribution to mining and equal rights,” commented IWiM chair, Gillian Davidson.
“Our ambition to transform mining is shared worldwide by visionary men, women, and organisations across the mineral value chain: together we can realise new and unique opportunities for women, the mining sector, and the communities they invigorate and empower,” she added.
Read the 2021 IWiM Impact Report here