Leading the Global Charge Towards Gender Equality in The African Mining Industry

Gender Equality in the African Mining Industry is at the forefront of Mining Indaba 2023.

16 January 2023: Top women in the mining industry will be at the forefront of the speaker
list and discussions at the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba. The 2023
programme will see an exciting line-up of over 50 female speakers from around the world,
including the President of Ivanhoe Mines and one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in
Mining, Marna Cloete and Zambia National Commercial Bank (Zanaco) Chief Executive
Officer, Mukwandi Chibesakunda

Portfolio Director, Investing in African Mining Indaba, Simon Ford says: “Mining Indaba is
dedicated to driving gender diversity through its event. Having over 7,000 delegates –
including leading mining companies, investors and governments – in one place is an
opportunity to encourage organisations to take the necessary steps to make gender diversity
in the mining industry a reality.”

Attendees will hear from global mining female leadership including Minister of Mines in the
Democratic Republic of Congo, Antoinette N'samba Kalambayi; Anglo American Platinum
CEO, Natascha Viljoen; Anglo American South Africa Chairperson, Nolitha Fakude; Rio
Tinto Chief Executive for Minerals, Sinead Kaufman and Country Director for World Bank
Southern Africa, Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly.

To provide organisations with meaningful action on how they can be truly diverse and
inclusive, the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) will convene a Leaders Panel
themed ‘Walking the Walk on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ (DEI). The panel will draw from
the experiences of the ICMM members by discussing the actions on DEI in their own
organisations, the steps being taken across the wider industry and what future action is

Investing in African Mining Indaba will also host a special focus panel in partnership with
International Women in Mining (IWiM) on how women are inspiring the next generation of talent
through their ever-increasing impact on the mining industry. IWiM is a leading not-for-profit global
organisation pursuing gender equality, the promotion of women’s voices, access to opportunities
and leadership in mining. The panel will be moderated by IWiM UK Managing Director Dr Stacy
Hope and include World Bank Senior Mining Specialist, Rachel Perks and Standard Bank Mining
and Commodities Analyst, Thabang Thlaku.

Hyve Group’s partnership with IWiM in promoting the advancement of women in the mining
industry goes beyond Investing in African Mining Indaba. Initiatives include supporting
professional development hosting educational networking events for Indaba members, working
with universities and other organisations to raise awareness of mining as a career choice for
women and celebrating women’s success stories with the “100 Global Inspirational Women in
Mining” publications.

Find out more about exciting line-up of over 50 female speakers from around the world and vist our speaker page: https://miningindaba.com/speaker-list 


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