IWRMP Programme



The International Women in Resources Mentorship Programme (IWRMP) aims to empower and promote the career prospects of women working in the international resources industry by developing productive mentoring partnerships to assist in creating a more diverse and gender progressive industry.


IWRMP Sponsorship 2019.pdf
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The IWRMP will base its objectives in the following areas:


  • Enhance global retention and support for women in mining.
  • Enhance global opportunities to connect and network with programme participants.
  • Enhance and support global organisational cultures in diversity and gender parity through program participants’ workplaces.
  • Enhance and provide superior role models to women working in mining in different cultures and global communities.
  • Engage globally recognised industry sponsors to contribute to a mentoring programme that aligns with their values in diversity and commerciality.



The IWRMP will utilise a heavily structured framework and will include:


  • The IWRMP will run for six months launching at Mining Indaba, February 3, 2019, to be held at Convention Square, Cape Town, South Africa www.miningindaba.com
  • There will be two official events held throughout the programme: Launch (start) and Celebration event (end).
  • The IWRMP will utilise a structured approach that includes a comprehensive matching process conducted by Registered Psychologists, a framework to align mentor/mentee expectations and expedite the mentoring process, training  and ongoing support for all participants. All facilities would be offered online so participants are not disadvantaged by not attending events.
  • Influential males and females sourced from around the world will be invited to participate as mentors (no charge).
  • There will be 80 mentee positions available to women working in resources in a variety of disciplines from around the world.

Please contact the Steering Committee organisers for further information:



Barbara Dischinger (Steering Committee Lead)




Ali Burston (Project Director)



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