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Beverlee is Edumine's Principal Technical Writer. She has experience writing and editing technical content for the software and mining industries. She also has an interest in user interface design and user experience.

Mining’s Untapped Resource – Women in Leadership Roles

Has mining discovered its next great resource? This is the question addressed in the recent report published by Ernst & Young, in collaboration with Women in Mining (UK). As the authors point out: “The gender gap isn’t just a gender issue. It’s a business issue. Women’s advancement and leadership are central to business performance and economic prosperity. Profitability, return on investment (ROI) and innovation all increase when women are counted among senior leadership.” The report can be used by mining companies, large or small, as

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More Women Are Needed in Technical and Trades Professions

On March 7, the day before International Women’s Day, both the Financial Times and Australian Mining ran stories profiling the successes of women in technical and trades positions: Cornelia Holtzhausen, a former underground miner who has risen through the ranks and is now general manager of the Thabazimbi Mine, and Emma Gibson, a heavy machinery mechanic (“South Africa mining sector offers women fast-track careers” and “HVTC lady tradie inspires others this International Women’s Day”)…

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