Why Mentorship?

It is widely acknowledged that the mining industry is facing a skills shortage. It is predicted that within the next few years this will lead to an increased leadership gap for the industry. Therefore, it is important for mining companies and other organizations to work closely with the sector to start developing a solid leadership base for the future.


Many thanks to the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) survey for providing the following profound results – a catalyst for WWR to strengthen our programs and develop new initiatives.

Barriers to women’s recruitment, retention and advancement in mining:

  1. Tight labour market and complex career progression for qualified women.
  2. Lack of career awareness and negative perceptions about careers in the mining sector.
  3. Lack of mentorship opportunities and a huge gap between those who enter into the industry and the established leaders.