South Africa's most Inspiring Women in Mining 2018
A total of 16 South African women have been included in the London-based Women in Mining's annual 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining list, released this week.
The 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining aims to showcase the range of female talent within the global mining industry and to identify inspirational role models to encourage future generations of women to consider mining as a career choice.
This year a record 642 nominations were received from both women and men from around the world and across the different facets that make up the mining industry, highlighting the very real contribution women are making on a daily basis.
The 100 women featured in the 2018 Edition were selected by a panel of judges for the way they have persevered in the face of adversity, found solutions to challenges, and empowered others by being a voice and role model for diversity and inclusion.
The 16 South African women on the 2018 list are:
THUTHULA BALFOUR Company: Minerals Council South Africa Title: Head of Health
MEGAN BECKER Company: Centre for Minerals Research, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town Title: Associate Professor
FARANA BOODHRAM Company: Avita Mining Title: Chief Executive Officer
TZVET ILARIONOVA Company: Gold Fields Ltd Title: Vice President and Group Head of Finance
NOLUNDI LUTHULI Company: ArcelorMittal South Africa Title: Graduate Trainee CSR
THABILE MAKGALA Company: Implats Platinum Holdings Limited Title: Executive: Mining
GARGI MISHRA Company: Accenture Title: Senior Principal Industry Innovation
TEBOGO (MASHEGO) MOSITO Company: Ditsogo Projects Pty Ltd Title: Chief Executive Officer
DESHNEE NAIDOO Company: Vedanta Zinc International Title: Chief Executive Officer
LINDIWE NAKEDI Company: Gubhani Exploration Title: Owner & Managing Director
WILHEMINA NGCOBO Company: Assmang Pty Ltd Title: Operations Manager
DINEO PHALADI Company: Anglo American PLC – Kumba Iron Ore Title: Mine Overseer
MARIA (RIA) SANZ PEREZ Company: AngloGold Ashanti Ltd Title: Executive Vice President – Legal, Commercial and Governance, and Company Secretary
MAKHOSAZANA SIBISI Company: WaterBearer Sustainable Development Title: Chief Executive Officer
STELLA SKOSANA Company: Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine Title: Executive Secretary
NOMPUMELELO ZIKALALA Company: De Beers Consolidated Mines Title: Deputy Chief Executive Officer