About Us

Women In Mining USA (WIM USA) is a nationwide organization committed to positioning mining as an equitable, sustainable and reputable industry.

Our members include people employed in, associated with, or interested in the mining industry. WIM USA has multiple professional and student chapters in the USA. Our role is to support our chapters in their objectives, foster collaboration among chapters, assist formation of new chapters, and enable organizational growth.

Our Ambition

Our ambition is to build a reputation as a reliable and trusted partner for cultivating a community in the mining industry that fosters trust and respect, and making progress toward industry attraction and retention goals.

Our Strategy

  • Grow and diversify membership and active participation.
  • Embed WIM USA identity and brand recognition.
  • Partner with industry to achieve complimenting objectives.
  • Foster alignment, collaboration, and teamwork across chapters.
  • Regain momentum on education as a foundation.

Our Commitments


We educate to change misconceptions of the extractive industries.


We advocate for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive industry.


We empower members through professional development and networking.


We inspire future generations of mining professionals.

Our National Officers

Ashley Chancellor
Ashley Chancellor


Julia Potter
Julia Potter

Vice President

Debbie Ballard
Debbie Ballard


Nina Astillero
Nina Astillero


More Information on WIM USA

Our History

Formed in 1972, the Women In Mining National (now USA) Organization was created to enhance communication among chapters, assist formation of new chapters and support chapter educational programs.

Education Foundation

The Education Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to educating the public about the importance of mining in their lives and in society overall.

Annual Conference

Each spring, we host a national conference, where people can network, collaborate, learn new skills, and share experiences.


Through our strategic partners, WIM USA maintains a listing of mining related job opportunities that our members can utilize to move forward in their careers.
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