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Women in Mining BC – March 2016 Newsletter 

 

We are proud to announce that the keynote speaker at WIMBC’s 2016 Cocktail Reception will be Anna Tudela, Vice President, Diversity, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Goldcorp Inc.

Anna has more than 30 years of experience working with public companies in the securities and corporate finance areas, both in the United States and Canada. In her role as the Vice-President of Diversity, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Goldcorp Inc., Anna is a driving force for diversity, and in particular increasing opportunities for women. In 2010 Anna founded Creating Choices, a program unique in the global mining industry and which recognizes the value in nurturing a culture of diversity within Goldcorp and promoting the advancement of women in particular.

Read more about  Anna Tudela

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UPCOMING EVENTS

March 29
APEGBC/UBC Geoscience Student and Industry Night

APEGBC is hosting a Student and Industry Night for geoscience students on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at UBC. This fun and casual evening provides a great opportunity for industry professionals to share their knowledge, career anecdotes and advice with geoscience students. It’s also a great opportunity to socialize and network with fellow geoscientists.

April 14
WIMBC – Lunch & Learn

Save the date in your calendars for our April Lunch & Learn session.
Guest speaker and registration details will be sent out to members in the coming weeks. Please ensure you have registered your attendance as spaces are limited.

May 1-4
CIM 2016 Convention

Join more than 6,000 mining industry professionals at the upcoming “Leading Excellence” CIM Convention.This year’s conference centers around mine operational excellence, employment, innovation, leadership and management.

May 3
Women Who Rock – Auction for Action

For the first time, Women Who Rock are coming to Vancouver and in partnership with WIMBC, will be holding an event to pay tribute to the Vancouver mining leaders who participated in their 2015 Auction for Action. The event will include a mentor/mentee panel discussion & cocktail reception featuring Geoff Burns (Director, Pan American Silver), Gary Brown (CFO, Silver Wheaton), David Garofalo, (CEO, Goldcorp) and Stephen de Jong (CEO, Integra). If you are interested in being mentored by a mining CEO and are thinking about bidding this preview event is definitely for you.

May 11
WIMBC Annual Cocktail Reception

Join us for WIMBC’s Annual Cocktail Reception held during BC Mining Week.This is a fantastic networking event to meet and network with a diverse group of people from within the industry, listen to our keynote speaker Anna Tudela, and the chance to win one of the amazing prizes on offer.

June 9
WIMBC Lunch and Learn

Join us for another of our Lunch & Learn events. The guest speaker will be Silvana Costa, New Gold. Silvana is a Senior Advisor, Environment and Social Responsibility.

Teck’s Anne Chalmers Receives
Global Recognition


Every year, March 8 officially marks what the world has now come to be known as “International Women’s Day”. In conjunction with the recent celebrations held around the globe to celebrate, raise awareness and highlight the importance of gender parity, WIMBC decided to acknowledge and honour an amazing woman working within our very own community here in Vancouver. A stalwart supporter of women working in the mining industry and incidentally, the keynote speaker at WIMBC’s 2015 Annual Cocktail Reception, it gives me the greatest pleasure to introduce you to Ms. Anne Chalmers.

Anne is Vice President, Risk and Security at Teck Resources Limited, and has held various roles in risk and security with the company over the past 30 years. Responsible for the company’s global risk management program, Anne has resolved many urgent, complex situations as coordinator of the crisis management team. Her key role leading the Risk Group at Teck, includes establishing and maintaining the risk management philosophy of the corporation. With seven staff members, the Risk Group is responsible for the global risk management program which includes operational risk assessment & mitigation, loss control, corporate security, country and security risk, contracting, commercial insurances, emergency preparedness liaison and crisis management, and some components of safety, for Teck and its partnerships. Anne is also chair of Teck’s Material Stewardship Committee.

Heavily involved in the Risk Management Society, Anne holds designations in a number of industry and academic organizations including the Banff School of Management, is in high demand as an international conference speaker; and is often approached by other organizations to help with their risk and security issues. She thrives on the ongoing challenge of solving day-to-day problems that arise and is known for her ability to multi-task.

In addition to her position at Teck, Anne extends her own personal time campaigning tirelessly with charities and non-profit groups. She has raised money for British Columbia Children’s Hospital through Mining for Miracles, and she is also a Director of STAND Foundation, which fundraises for scholarships for vulnerable young adults in Vancouver. The Street Angels Society, previously a Canadian Not-For-Profit, now based in Dona Aurora near Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, is a grass-roots organization which leads sustainable programs for education and development of entrepreneurial skills amongst underprivileged children and their families. As part of her role with this society, Anne helped to raise funds to support a foster child program, provide clean water, as well as a school, medical centre and small business initiatives for the community.

On December 2nd, 2015, Anne was officially recognized at a ceremony in London, UK, alongside other successful women, as one of 2016’s 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining. This publication, now in its 2nd year, is compiled by WIM (UK) and is following the success of its initial launch in 2013.

The global nomination process for this project is part of WIM (UK’s) drive to promote and highlight the contribution women make to the industry and the vast array of opportunities available. The 100 women were selected by WIM (UK’s) executive committee and advisory board, in line with detailed criteria set out at the start of the process. This in itself was indeed a feat, after garnering submissions from a multitude of Women in Mining (WIM) groups globally, along with individuals representing their own companies within the industry.

Of the 100 Global Women in Mining for 2016, WIM (UK) once again saw strong international representation across a significant range of roles, including board level and corporate head office, banking, advisory and importantly, a range of roles in operations at mining companies, including geologists and in community relations.

Congratulations to Anne, and to all of the inspirational women working in multifaceted roles within the industry.

Anne Chalmers (Teck)
“It is my honour to be recognized as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, alongside 22 other Canadian women who were also recognized for their work in the industry. I passionately believe in giving back to our community and know that our collaboration and leadership can continue to enhance our industry and strengthen the representation of women across all sectors.”