Resa Furey leads Marketing for Stantec’s global mining business where she oversees communications, PR, and business development. She is multi-lingual and a passionate believer that diversity, in particular diversity of thought, leads to better decisions and outcomes. Resa has published widely on diversity and inclusion, water in mining and tailings and was named to the 100 Inspirational Women in Mining list in 2018. Some of her recent accomplishments include:
- Established the International Women in Mining session at SME in 2016 to inspire diverse populations – especially women and young professionals – to create their future in the mining industry. In 2021 it will be renamed ‘International Diversity in Mining’.
- Established the CIM Diversity and Inclusion award to recognize exceptional efforts to improve diversity and inclusion within the Canadian mining industry. It was awarded for the third time in 2019.
Sponsored an initiative in the WIM Denver chapter to adopt a new charter to support women’s careers in mining. Prior to this change, WIM in the US focused exclusively on educating the public on mining. Successful implementation inspired efforts to make a similar change at the WIM USA (national) level and has led to explosive growth in membership.