Nominate A Woman Today!
The Women In Mining Canada Trailblazer Awards recognize women in the industry who have been bold and builders, fraying a path for women who are keen to also participate in the minerals and metals business and related activities.
Woman In Mining Trailblazer Award
Indigenous Woman In Mining Trailblazer Award
Rick Hutson Mentorship Award
Mining Student Trailblazer Award
Indigenous Mining Student Trailblazer Award
Why Your Nomination Is Important
We believe a diverse and inclusive mining industry makes us, and society, stronger. It drives our growth by attracting and retaining talented women and unlocking their potential. By nominating a woman who has made an impact, you are:
- Drawing attention to the importance women have in the mining industry,
- Encouraging young females entering the industry by presenting them with female role models
- Shaping engagement, retention and encouraging progress in our industry
Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Award
The purpose of the award is to bring national recognition to women in mining in Canada. By honouring these women we hope to draw attention to the important role women have in the industry, share success stories, and encourage more young women to enter our industry.
Women in Mining Canada Indigenous Trailblazer Award
Many Indigenous women have contributed extensively to the development of the mineral industry in Canada. The Indigenous Trailblazer Award recognizes and celebrates these contributions. The purpose of this award is to bring national recognition to the contribution Indigenous women bring to our industry.
Women in Mining Canada Rick Hutson Mentorship Award
Breaking into a new field is a daunting task at best, and the mining world presents numerous complexities.
This awards purpose is to recognize an individual who has elevated, encouraged and empowered women to navigate our industry to success.
Women in Mining Canada Indigenous Student Trailblazer Award
WIMC wishes to recognize those Indigenous women students who have played a pivotal role in their studies, with other students, at their school, highlighting the role of Indigenous youth and women in the industry.
Women in Mining Canada Student Trailblazer Award
WIMC wishes to recognize those female students who have played a pivotal role in their studies, with other students, at their school, highlighting the role of women in the industry and those leading change.
No Project Too Big Or Too Small
For decades, women have contributed to the mining and minerals industry of Canada. Through leadership, education and innovation, these women have opened doors for more women to participate in one of Canada’s most vital sectors. The Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer and Mentorship Awards are a national awards platform to recognize the achievements of individuals who have made a significant contribution to Canadian mining and/or the inclusion of women in the industry.
These women are innovators that have had the courage and the vision to redefine traditional structures. They are builders and disruptors in every sector of the mining industry. These individuals, women and mentors, are all forward-looking and challenging the status quo. Our Nominees are all game-changers!
Trailblazer Award Winners
We’ve Come A Long Way…
But We Still Have A Long Way To Go
How Award Winners Perceive The Importance Of This Award
“Because women make up 15% of the mining industry, with only 5% on the technical side, it means the mining industry is missing out on the best and the brightest.”
“The idea that we have lots of voices in the room and that there is diversity is critical. For me it's really about how we listen to each other.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the women who work in the mining industry and I raise my hands to every woman in the room and to the men who are supporting the work we are doing.”
“Women are 48% of the Canadian workforce and only 15% of the mining workforce, despite all the conversations, that number is still going down.”
“The focus on gender is essential if we're goint o address the talent challenges in the next 10-15 years.”
“Diversity is when we have all faces around the table and inclusion means that they're heard. Their voice is heard and respected.”
Support A Woman In The Mining Industry Today To
Be A Part Of The Solution
Without visibility and awards, highlighting the contributions women are making to this industry, women will remain under-represented and the industry will lag in its ability to reach its potential. You can be part of the solution. Consider the women you work with, who brings fresh perspectives, inclusive thought-leadership, and is a valuable asset? Likely you know at least three women.
By nominating one (or multiple women) you are supporting gender diversity within the mining industry while showing others you stand behind equity, diversity and inclusion. Be a proud supporter. Nominate someone today!
Please note the deadline to nominate is January 15, 2021 at midnight EST. Don’t wait, get your company and teams involved let’s make this year our best yet!