This is the third and final report from Women in Mining in conjunction with PWC which concentrates on the following questions:How many women are there on boards and in the executive levels of mining companies?
- How do these women affect the performance of these companies
- What is the educational and professional experience of these women
- What are the differences across the global mining jurisdictions
- Why does it matter?
- What is the trend for women in the industry
- How is the role of women perceived in the industry and how do women perceive their position themselves within it?
This year, the report includes a review of financial performance indicators for the full three year period of the research, together with an analysis of results from qualitative data garnered from an online survey completed by mining professionals and telephone interviews with board members and executive management from Women in Mining’s sponsors.
As the report shows, there has been a significant improvement in gender diversity in senior management and board roles within the mining industry in recent years, but there remains significant work to be done in removing the remaining barriers for women in the industry. On current trends, it will take a further 25 years for the top 100 mining companies to reach the 30% critical mass of women in senior positions that has been found to have the maximum positive impact on company performance.
The picture differs depending on the company, and more notably, the country of operation, suggesting that culture remains an important barrier to improving the representation of women within the industry.
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