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Trailblazer Awards

Support A Woman In The Mining Industry Today & Be Part Of The Solution

Without visibility and awards highlighting the contributions women are making to this industry, women will remain under-represented. The sector 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?

It’s likely you know at least three women who meet these criteria.

By nominating one (or multiple women), you support gender diversity within the mining industry while showing others you stand behind equity, diversity, and inclusion. Be a proud supporter. 

Nominations open in October each year.

 

Dedicated to Visibility

Discover The Awards


The Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Awards recognize women in the industry who have been bold and builders, paving a path for women who are keen to also participate in the minerals and metals business and related activities.

Awards For Visibility

Types of Awards

Trailblazer Award

The purpose of this 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.

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.

Rick Hutson Mentorship Award

Breaking into a new field is a daunting task at best, and the mining world presents numerous complexities. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual who has elevated, encouraged and empowered women to navigate our industry to succes.

Indigenous Student Trailblazer Award

Women in Mining Canada wish to recognize those Indigenous women students who have played a pivotal role with their studies, with other students, and at their school. By highlighting the role of Indigenous youth and women in the industry we support their value, progress, and importance to the industry.

Student Trailblazer Award

Women in Mining Canada wishes to recognize those female students who have played a pivotal role with their studies, with other students, and at their school. By highlighting the role of women in the industry and those leading change, we support their value, progress and importance.

Trailblazer Award Winners

Visibility & Insights

Numbers Speak Volumes

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Percent of women see male-dominated culture as an obstacle for their career
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Percent of women who say a top barrier to gender equity is lack of information on how to advance
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Percent of women who have been provided information by their company on how to advance their career
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Percent of women who have had a career discussion with their mentor in the past 24 months
Source: 2018 Working Mother DBP Inclusion Index