Women in resource sector getting attention they deserve

Resource Works is excited to be supporting sheTalks Resources, which is designed to provide a platform for women to share their stories

These issues are not raised very often, and when they are, they can struggle to get the attention they deserve. That’s why we are encouraged to see a whole suite of intriguing writing on gender issues relating to resource industries from the Australian research organization Factive.

The organization is currently promoting the book So you think you’re tough? Getting serious about gender in mining by Dr. Dean Laplonge. This collection of essays reviews years of work exploring gender in the mining industry and challenges mining professionals to think about gender diversity in more complex ways. The book focuses on worthwhile topics such as gender and safety and gender in leadership in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

We’re also encouraged by some of the titles coming up in the next few months from Factive.

- Women in resources and attitudes towards the environment

- Building an ecofeminist interest in mining

- Bringing gender into environmental management in mining: preliminary thoughts, early warnings

sheTalks Resources an opportunity to get involved

Resource Works is excited to be supporting sheTalks Resources on May 4 in Vancouver, an event designed to provide a platform for women in the resource sector to share their stories.

Women in BC are leading the way in ensuring resource development is taking place in environmentally, socially and economically responsible ways. It’s worth your time to come and hear a few of their stories. (Register here)

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