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Women in Mining

While Canada’s mining industry has long been a male dominated sector, strides forward are being made to promote greater inclusion of women. Mining companies across the country are increasingly seeing women in senior leadership roles and working at the site level, but there is still work to be done to ensure that their meaningful participation in the sector is prioritized.

October is Women’s History Month in Canada, and MAC is proud to profile women making a difference in the mining sector annually.

Interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion priorities in Canada’s mining sector? Visit our webpage focused exclusively on the subject.

Gülsüm Akkaya

Gülsüm Akkaya works for Eldorado Gold at the mining company’s operations in Turkey and is an underground supervisor at Efemcukuru. She is the first woman …

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Catherine Tegelberg

Catherine Tegelberg is leading Newmont Corporation’s global approach to Indigenous relations and has extensive experience, both within Canada and across the globe, in mining, sustainability, …

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Samantha Espley

In addition to spending 30+ years in Canada’s mining sector through her work in innovation at Vale in Sudbury, Samantha Espley is the  Canadian Institute …

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Carolyn Chisholm

Carolyn Chisholm is engaged in environment, sustainability and regulatory affairs in Canada’s mining sector, leading advocacy and engagement strategies for Rio Tinto at the federal/provincial …

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Carla Wytrykush

Carla Wytrykush is a Canadian ecologist and a member of Syncrude Canada Ltd.’s multi-disciplinary team that is, through innovative reclamation efforts, turning a former oil …

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Darlene Gazandlare

As the Community Liaison for Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nations, Cameco Corporation’s Darlene Gazandlare helps community members seek employment within the mining industry and does …

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