Women in Mining forum to spotlight workplace diversity at CIM 2013 Convention

Women in Mining forum to spotlight workplace diversity at CIM 2013 Convention 
TORONTO, May 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Workplace diversity in both the mining and 
broader business communities will be the topic of discussion at the Women in 
Mining (WIM) forum on May 7 from 14:00 to 17:00. The forum will take be held 
in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and 
Petroleum's CIM 2013 Convention taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention 
Centre from May 5 to 8. 
Clare Beckton, executive director of Carleton University's Centre for Women in 
Politics and Public Leadership, will moderate the event, and Susan Gaugush, 
underground mining service manager at Caterpillar Global Mining, will be the 
keynote speaker. 
"Many studies have shown that greater gender diversity in corporate leadership 
results in higher profits for corporation and brings in new ideas, 
talentsand approaches," said Beckton. "Mining companies have the opportunity 
toexercise leadershipto systematically change their culture and branding 
to welcome greater diversity. Action now is needed to remain competitive in 
the race for talent and new ideas." 
Panelists will include: 


    --  Sylvia Apostolidis, senior director and consultant, global
        member services, Catalyst Canada;
    --  Dean Laplonge, director, Factive Pty Ltd.;
    --  Tina Markovic, senior project manager, operational readiness, -
        BHP Billiton;
    --  Richard Ross, executive in residence at York University's
        Shulich School of Business and former chairman and CEO of Inmet
        Mining Corporation;
    --  Catharine Shaw, mining client program manager, Canada, Golder
        Associates and president of Women in Mining Canada; and
    --  Melanie Sturk, director - attraction, retention & transition,
        MiHR Council.

The WIM Reception, sponsored by Caterpillar Inc., will follow between 17:00 
and 19:00. Tickets are $25 each.

CIM EXHIBITION: In conjunction with the CIM Convention, the CIM Exhibition 
will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013. Sold-out again this year, it 
will host 425 exhibiting companies featuring the latest in mining equipment, 
tools, technologies and services.

There will be a Press Room on site at the CIM Convention, and press are 
invited to register for media passes for access to the various venues.

ABOUT CIM:
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the 
leading Canadian technical society for the minerals industry with over 14,000 
members across Canada and globally. CIM is dedicated to the advancement of 
knowledge and technology as well as the facilitation of networking, fraternity 
and professional development for the mining industry.

Zoë Koulouris Communications Coordinator Canadian Institute of Mining, 
Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) zkoulouris@cim.org 514-939-2710 (1339) 
www.cim.org

SOURCE: CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY AND PETROLEUM (CIM)

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