WIM USA’s WIM100 Nominees for 2022

WIM USA celebrates the 2022 Edition of Women in Mining UK’s “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” and the 11 WIM100s from the USA

[Denver, Colorado]– 21 November 2022: WIM USA is thrilled to celebrate all 100 women who have been selected for Women in Mining UK’s 2022 edition of the “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), with a special congratulations to the nominees in the USA:

Kathleen Autenrieth
Kathleen Autenrieth

Regional Director at Kinross

Bartly Kleven
Bartly Kleven

Environmental Manager at Kinross;

Debra Struhsacker
Debra Struhsacker

Principle of Struhsacker Consulting

Emily Haas
Emily Hass

Research Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Kathleen Tew
Kathleen Tew

Project Engineer at Cementation Americas

Michele Ashby
Michelle Ashby

CEO of ACE LLC – Getting Women on Boards

Melissa Sanderson
Melissa Sanderson

CEO of Mel Sanderson Consulting LLC

Juliet Akamboe
Juliete Akamboe

Graduate and Research Assistant at the Colorado School of Mines

Rebecca Siwale
Rebecca Siwale

Head of Digital Services at FLSmidth

Lydia Jennings
Lydia Jennings

Postdoctoral Researcher in Community, Environment and Policy at the University of Arizona

Barbara Filas

Independent Consultant, Mining Engineer

They were selected from 915 nominations for 491 women from 61 countries. 

The WIM100 highlights the wealth of female talent within the global mining industry, celebrates their “above & beyond” contributions to the industry, and identifies role models for future generations. Judging criteria includes being a trailblazer and making positive and impactful changes so the industry can operate in a more safe, sustainable and inclusive way; a commitment to advocating and empowering those working in the mining industry and beyond; and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Ashley Chancellor, President at Women in Mining USA said, “WIM USA is honoured to celebrate the 11 amazing women from the US recognized as the 2022 WIM100s. We thank them for their contributions to the past, present, and future of the mining industry and for the inspiration that they bring to the generations who will follow in their footsteps.”

Dr. Stacy Hope, Managing Director at Women in Mining UK, said, “Congratulations to WIM USA’s WIM100s. They are being celebrated because their commitment to making mining a stronger, safer and more sustainable industry for everyone. We are incredibly inspired by their actions and look forward to following their initiatives as they develop and grow.”

The 2022 edition of the WIM100 can be downloaded from the Women in Mining UK website.

The 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining

First launched by Women in Mining UK in 2013, the biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100) publication, now in its fifth edition, highlights the incredible diversity of talent in mining and celebrates inspirational women and their stories. This edition of the WIM100 is kindly sponsored by BMO Capital Markets, Heidrick & Struggles and Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

WIM UK received 915 nominations for 491 women in mining from 61 countries. Those included in the book were selected due to their inspiration actions. This includes being a trailblazer and making a positive and impactful changes so the industry can operate in a more safe, sustainable and inclusive way; a commitment to advocating and empowering those working in the mining industry and beyond; and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Previous editions of the “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” are available here.

About Women in Mining USA

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 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.

About Women in Mining UK

Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in the mining sector. We offer programmes and initiatives to progress women’s professional goals and career aspirations, from university all the way to Board level. These include a scholarship programme with the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College London, internship programme, partnership with Women on Boards UK, and numerous networking, educational and mentoring events. WIM UK publishes thought leadership articles and research as well as the biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), which celebrates women’s contribution to the mining industry and identifies inspirational role models to encourage future generations of women to consider mining as a career choice. For more information about joining WIM UK, please visit our website. Membership is free and open to everyone, regardless of gender or location.

Women in Mining USA Contact
Ashley Chancellor
President, Women in Mining USA
E: national@womeninmining.us

Women in Mining UK Contact
Ariadna D. Peretz
Head of Communications
T: +44 (0) 7488 495969
E: ariadna.peretz@womeninmining.org.uk

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