June 2019 - Events and Updates 
  • Announcements
  • WIMBC Events
  • WIMBC President position opening
Thank you for attending our Gala Reception on May 2nd!
What a night! This year's Gala Reception was bigger, better and more diverse than ever!

We would also like to congratulate our Award winners, Allison Rippin Armstrong  (BC HR Mining Diversity Award) and Anna Tudela ( The Aurora Award), as well as all of our lucky door prize winners (courtesy of our generous prize donors)!

See you at our Gala Reception in 2020!
Thank you for your time with WIMBC!
Angelica Mirza will be stepping down from her role as WIMBC's Chair of Events Committee and moving into her new role as a Board Member for Women in Mining Canada. For the better part of a decade, Angelica dedicated her invaluable skills and passion to helping WIMBC host exceptional events, year after year. We are immensely grateful for everything that Angelica has done for our organization and wish her nothing but the best in new her role!
Announcing WIMBC's new Director!
Joanne (Joey) Freeze has over 30 years of experience in exploration with junior and major mining companies.  Ms. Freeze co-founded, Candente Resource Corp. while living in Peru in 1997.  She guided significant acquisitions in Peru and Mexico as well as the split of Candente Resource Corp into: Candente Copper Corp. and Candente Gold Corp. in 2009 and Cobriza Metals Inc. in 2012.   Ms. Freeze oversaw the listing of the companies on the TSXV, TSX and the Lima Stock Exchange (BVL) and to date has raised over $100 million in equity financings.
Since 2011, Ms. Freeze has been on the Advisory Board of the Institute of International Development at McGill University.  Joey also participates as part of the Peruvian delegation in Shared Value Initiative Leadership Summits.
Joey also joined the Board of Directors of Durango Resources in December 2018.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada (APEGBC).  Joey holds a B.A. in Geography (University of Western Ontario 1978) and a B.Sc. in Geology (University of British Columbia 1981).  Ms. Freeze also previously served as a Trustee to the Society of Economic Geologists.
Welcome to the WIMBC team, Joey!
Announcing WIMBC's new Chair of Events!
Simone Hill is a professional event producer. In her most recent role, she was the Director of Events and Membership at the Association for Mineral Exploration, mainly responsible for organizing AME's Mineral Exploration Roundup Conferences from 2015 to 2019. She is a strategist, idea-generator and problem-solver.
Welcome to the WIMBC team, Simone!
How Strategic Transportation and Logistics Negotiations & Execution can Elevate your Contract Performance & Returns 
Topic: To discuss how transportation and logistics play a crucial part of the success of a project, its off take agreements to overseas clients and the sustainability of operations and construction  deadlines and targets. Providing specific examples of where particular modes of transport work and are cost affective in reducing the shipping and handling portion of the contract will surprise Mining Professionals as this is a task that is not very much seen as a large part of contract performance or maximize optimum deliveries.  This is what Rita  hopes to change in bringing more insight to the mining community outside of its actual sales and marketing teams.  
Speaker:  Rita Conte,  Synergenics Consulting
Successfully executing logistics programs and negotiating contracts on behalf of project producers, owners and carriers, Rita has delivered resources to global clients being responsible for contract execution and client relations for shipments over the value of 5 million dollars.  Having worked closely with the port and terminal operators to improve throughput at the ports in North America in finding ways to increase capacity and utilize all resources including skilled labor, results were made in proper labor allocation finding new innovative systems to train skilled labor.  Having worked for a US company in supply chain management, contract negotiations doing business in Africa for clean energy supply and clean water systems Rita was able to work with an amazing group of global professionals in the resource sector.  
*This event is free. Register through WIMBC's website. Click on Events and select the date of the event on the Calendar and then click on Register*

Women in Mining & Women in Shipping
Wine and Cheese Networking Event


Date:                  June 27th, 2019
Time:                 5:00-7:00PM
Chamber of Shipping, 1111 W Hastings St, Vancouver

*This event is free. Register through WIMBC's website. Click on Events and select the date of the event on the Calendar and then click on Register*

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WIMBC is looking for its next President!
Are you a dynamic individual with a passion for mining? Do you have the vision and commitment to lead? 
WIMBC is looking for a President to lead our team of dedicated and talented volunteers who are committed to supporting and empowering women in the mining industry. This is a volunteer position, reporting to the Board of Directors.
*Click here to view the position desciription*

We would like to receive expressions of interest from our members who meet the requirements for the role. We also ask you to share with your network of other people whose experience you think is compatible for the role and who would be an asset to the future of WIMBC. 
Please send us your “Expressions of Interest” by email to:  with “WIMBC President” in the subject line  no later than June 30, 2019.  Please include the following with your Expression of Interest:
  • Name
  • Company (if applicable)
  • Bio and why you think you would be a great candidate for this role
  • Short CV
This volunteer role is expected to require a commitment of approximately 8-10 hours a week on a regular basis.  The proposed term of the President is for a period of up to 3 years.
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