Inclusion & Diversity: Women

The most successful industries ensure they are diversified. One of the best ways that companies can benefit is to attract, hire and retain women.

Inclusion & Diversity: Women

Women are an increasingly sought-after source of talent and are vital to the mineral exploration and mining industry.  Women are currently underrepresented, with female participation estimated to be only 16% of the workforce, compared to 61% across all BC sectors.  This gender gap highlights an important opportunity for employers and female workers to fulfill current and forecasted skills shortages across the industry.

A number of useful and practical online resources are in the tabs below and are available to you and your company.  The resoucres range from documents, links to related external websites, and media clips.

Employers

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Documents

• Leveling the Field - A Best Practices Guide to Employing Women in the Trades

• SHIFT: Changing The Face of the Canadian Mining Sector

• Mining for Talent: A Study of Women on Boards

• The Pathway Forward: Creating Gender Inclusive Leadership in Mining and Resources

• Women:  an Unmined Resource. Executive Summary.  A Report on Female Participation within BC’s Mineral Exploration and Mining Industry

• Women:  an Unmined Resource. Full Report. A Report on Female Participation within BC’s Mineral Exploration and Mining Industry

• Ramp up.  A study on the Status of Women in Canadas Mining and Exploration Sector

• Diversity Matters: Changing the Face of Public Boards

• The New Global Mindset: Driving Innovation through Diverse Perspectives

• A Study on the Career Advancement and Retention of Highly Qualified Women in the Canadian Mining Industry

• Why Gender Matters: Resource Guide for Integrating Gender Considerations into Communities

• Gendering the Field: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods for Mining Communities

• Women in Construction Engagement Strategy

• Connell Wagner Pty Ltd. Case Study

• A Winning Ticket: Women in Trades in British Columbia and Yukon

• Resource Guide: How to Recruit and Retain Women Workers in Non-Traditional Workplaces

• Women in Mining: A Guide to Integrating Women into the Workforce

• Recruiting and Retaining Women: A Self Assessment Guide for Law Enforcement

• A Strategic Plan to Promote Women

• Womenomics: Japan's Hidden Asset

• Report: Gender equality, economic growth and employment

 

Related Links

• Women on Boards

• Minerva

• Catalyst

 

Media Clips

Employees
Everyone

Be sure to check back regularly as this will be updated as more materials become available.

Documents

• Case Study - A Wave of the Future? Women in Engineering

• Women in Non-Traditional Roles: Stories to Inspire

 

Related Links

• Female Construction Workers in Brazil: Building New Lives

• Engineers Canada - Women in Engineering

• Mothers to Miners