Tuesday, March 15, 2022

11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST

Exploring Points of Resistance for Women in the Mining Industry

Our goal is to facilitate a dialogue on how more women can build more successful careers in the mining industry. Research shows both low rates of entry for women into the industry and high rates of attrition as their careers unfold. We will discuss what the points of resistance are for women at each stage of a mining career, what can be done to challenge or change these, and how we can shift the culture and perception of the mining industry around issues of inclusion.

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Daniella Dimitrov

President, CFO and interim CEO

Daniella brings over 20 years of mining, capital markets and corporate governance experience to the position. Ms. Dimitrov was chosen as one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining for 2016 and speaks frequently on various topics including capital management, talent management and ESG. Ms. Dimitrov is a member of Ontario’s Mining Advisory Group and has served as a director of several companies in mining and oil and gas.  

Monica Moretto

Vice President of Sustainability Diversity and Inclusion
Pan American Silver Corp

Monica is an experienced CSR and Inclusion and Diversity professional with more than 20 years’ experience in communications and social responsibility. She has been employed by Pan American Silver Corp (“PAS”) for the past 13 years, specializing in stakeholder engagement and, recently, leading the Inclusion and Diversity Department. Monica has received the much-regarded Robert R. Hedley’s award in Sustainability from AME BC in 2018. Monica developed a passion for championing women’s rights – not only abroad but in corporate North America as well.

Simon Gillibrand

Global Head of Natural Resources
CSG Talent

Simon has over 18 years’ experience in executive search and research and is responsible for CSG Talent’s Natural Resources team working across 7 global offices. Simon has an admirable global perspective of the mining industry and works in close collaboration with his clients on areas such as succession planning and increasing female diversity at a senior level. Simon is also a member of CSG Talent’s own Diversity & Inclusion committee, spearheading internal initiatives to ensure we are leading the way in driving greater diversity.

Andrea Carter

Neuroscience Based Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Senior Strategist & Consultant
Andrea Carter Consulting | The Talent Company

Andrea brings over 18 years of research and practical application to her strategy and consulting in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. With Global and National organizations, Andrea uses an organizational belongingness metric to score inclusion and enhance culture and growth. She supports leaders and their teams to create a culture of belonging to produce good work despite high-pressure situations and imperfect conditions.

Dana Pray

Pray & Company

Dana has 15 years’ leadership experience in mining industry human resources and recruiting as well as 15+ years in the accounting field within mining. She worked for one of the largest gold producers in the world where she was responsible for leading approximately 1500 c-suite, technical professional and skilled trades hires per year. Dana co-founded Pray & Company with Rhonda Zuraff in 2017. 

Jamie Wolcott

Director, Labour Market Information
Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

Jamie is responsible for the continuous intellectual development of MiHR’s labour market research and forecasting for Canada’s mining industry. He has collaborated with numerous industry stakeholders across the country and has been a key contributor to several of MiHR’s research projects. His focus is to identify and understand the primary challenges and opportunities facing in the mining labour market in Canada.

Mélanie LaRoche-Boisvert

CEP (Junior Mining Engineer)
DRA Global

Mélanie is a junior mining engineer at DRA Global, working on various studies for new and existing projects and operating mines around the world, from juniors to majors. She holds a B.Eng. in Mining Engineering from McGill University and recently obtained her M.Eng. also from McGill University. In 2021, she was elected for a three-year to the Board of Directors of Women in Mining Canada, where she leads the Trailblazer Awards Series.

Akua Serwaa-Sarfo

Educational Events Coordinator
The Northern Miner Group

Akua works closely with Edumine’s extensive network of experts and industry leaders to facilitate events, coordinate learning and manage relationships with both authors and learners. Her background in research and data analytics combined with her passion for creativity help her to drive continuous improvement at the Northern Miner Group.


11:00 AM - 11:05 AM | Welcome Remarks

Akua Serwaa-Sarfo

11:05 AM - 12:00 PM | Thought Leadership Panel

Discussion Topics

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM | Live Q&A

This is your chance to ask our panelists your questions regarding women in mining.

12:25 PM - 12:30 PM | Closing Remarks

Akua Serwaa-Sarfo


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New Gold is a Canadian-focused intermediate mining Company with a portfolio of two core producing assets in Canada, the Rainy River gold mine and the New Afton copper-gold mine. The Company also holds a 5% equity stake in Artemis Gold Inc. and other Canadian-focused investments. New Gold’s vision is to build a leading diversified intermediate gold company based in Canada that is committed to environment and social responsibility. For further information on the Company, visit www.newgold.com.

An Innovative Copper Producer Positioned for Transformational Growth

Capstone Mining is a base-metals producer with two producing copper mines: Pinto Valley in the US and Cozamin in Mexico. Our Corporate office is located in Vancouver, Canada.

Our strategy is to focus on the optimization of operations and assets in politically stable, mining-friendly regions. We are committed to the responsible development of our assets and the environments in which we operate. Our values are:

  • Always Accountable: We take ownership for ourselves, and our work. We “do the right thing” for the business and our stakeholders.
  • Execute with Excellence: We measure our performance and strive to excel at every level.
  • Deliver Results: We make decisions and are responsible for our outcomes. We work openly and effectively with each other, leveraging the strength of the team.
  • Work Responsibly: Safety is non-negotiable: it ensures the well-being of our people and our business.

We provide a supportive, performance-driven and dynamic environment where you can expand your knowledge and skill set, while working alongside dedicated employees from a variety of backgrounds and culture. We place the highest priority on employee safety, protecting the environment and enhancing the development of the communities where we operate.

For further information on the Company, visit www.capstonemining.com

Edumine Shift - Exploring ESG

Tuesday April 20, 2021

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