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april, 2019

25aprAll Day27WIM USA Annual MeetingMile-High, World-Wide: Diversifying the mining industry’s talent pool to face future resource challenges.(All Day) MT Colorado School of Mines Student Center Ballrooms, 1620 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401

Event Details

Mile-High, World-Wide: Diversifying the mining industry’s talent pool to face future resource challenges


Our goal is to bring together not only Women In Mining members but also local and potentially international participants to share thoughts on topics including Leadership and Diversity in the Industry, What it means to be a Leader in Today’s Environment and Transforming the Mining Industry.

Thursday, April 25 will be a conference-style workshop with speakers on these topics, open to all Women in Mining members and other attendees, with a welcome reception in the beautiful Colorado School of Mines Mineral Museum. Friday, April 26 two field trips are offered, see details below. Saturday, April 27 is the Women In Mining National Board business meeting with a closing dinner and speaker.

Mining Industry Professionals from all business functions including Engineers, Human Resource Representatives, Students, Academia, Consultants, Vendors, Operators, Men and Women interested or associated with the Mining and Mineral industries are welcome to attend. We’re an inclusive organization.


Day 1 – Thursday, April 25, 2019 (Colorado School of Mines Student Center Ballrooms C and D)


Welcome, Alicia Polo de la Borda, President Denver Chapter Women in Mining

Setting the Stage for Diversity

Newmont Executive Speaker from Women and Allies Group


Panel: Stories from the C-Suite: Journey to Executive

Facilitator: Linda Brown, President Women In Mining National Board

– Cassie Bogs, Partner and General Counsel Resource Capital Funds

– Elaine Dorward-King, EVP Sustainability and External Relations Newmont

– Jean Savage, VP Surface Mining & Technology Division Caterpillar

Leadership and Diversity – The Business Case – Building a diverse leadership pipeline to drive more diversity on boards

Michele Ashby, Independent Director and President ACE, LLC Consulting.

Leadership and Diversity – The Business Case – Pilots at Newmont

Beatrice Opoku-Asare – Director Diversity & Inclusion, Newmont Mining


Lunch Speaker: Priscilla Nelson, Department Chair Mining Engineering Colorado School of Mines.

Topic: Transitions and Power


Technology’s Impact on the Workforce of the Future

Speaker: Caterpillar technology representative

Building and Attracting the Workforce of the Future in Mining

Facilitator: Anita Bertisen, Program Manager Operational Technology & Innovation, Newmont

– Larry Clark, COO Newtrax Technologies Inc.

– Catharine Shaw, Mining Client Program Manager (Global), Golder Associates Ltd.

– Rosa Maria Rojas, Assistant Professor of Practice and Lead Professor/Program Manager, Mining University of Arizona


Welcome Reception – CSM Mineral Museum

Host: Renata Lafler, Executive Director Geology Museum


Day 2 – April 26, 2019 Field trips

All day: 7 a.m. meet at CSM, return no later than 5:30 p.m.

Field Trip Option 1          Freeport-McMoRan’s Climax/Henderson Tour (limited to 12 guests)

Field Trip Option 2          Newmont’s Cripple Creek (24 people onsite)

*Bus or van transportation will be provided along with lunch and water.

**Dinner on your own.


Day 3 – April 27, 2019: Board Meeting (Colorado School of Mines)


National Board Meeting, Part 1 (current board)



Topic: Insights from Women In Mining Canada

Catharine Shaw, Past-President and founder of Women In Mining Canada

National Board Meeting, Part 2 (newly elected board)


Closing Dinner– Table Mountain Inn

Speaker: Linda Brown, President Women In Mining National Closing Remarks

Click Here to see Full Agenda with Speaker List

Sponsorship Opportunities

Women in Mining Denver Chapter is seeking sponsors to help finance this important event from organizations who support diversity and inclusion in the mining and related industries!

Women In Mining is a non-profit organization. All officers of the organization are volunteers. Any funds remaining from the annual meeting will be spent toward student scholarships for the Fall of 2019.

Click Here to see Sponsorship Opportunities


Online registration, as well as Sponsorships, are now available!


  • Full Registration (includes all days, all tours, all meals)
    $230 through the end of March – $275 thereafter.
  • A La Carte Registration (register only for what you want to attend)
    From $10 to $300, depending on your selections.



Hotel Accommodations
Table Mountain Inn

1310 Washington Ave.
Golden, Colorado 80401

Please use the code WIM2019 to be included in the room block.



Colorado School of Mines Student Center Ballrooms

1620 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401


april 25 (Thursday) - 27 (Saturday) MT


Colorado School of Mines Student Center Ballrooms

1620 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401