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The 2023 programme for Investing in African Mining Indaba will see a line-up of more than 50 female speakers from around the world participate in a variety of panel sessions, presentations and discussions 

52064694410 cbe22ab35f oMining Indaba is dedicated to driving gender diversity. (Image source: Investing in African Mining Indaba)

Attendees at the conference, arriving in Cape Town from 6-9 February, will hear from an impressive roster of top women in the industry including the president of Ivanhoe Mines, Marna Cloete; Zambia National Commercial Bank CEO, Mukwandi Chibesakunda; Minister of Mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Antoinette N'samba Kalambayi; Anglo American Platinum CEO, Natascha Viljoen; Anglo American South Africa chairperson, Nolitha Fakude; Rio Tinto chief executive for minerals, Sinead Kaufman; and country director for World Bank Southern Africa, Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly.

Portfolio director, Investing in African Mining Indaba, Simon Ford, commented, “Mining Indaba is dedicated to driving gender diversity through its event. Having over 7,000 delegates – including leading mining companies, investors and governments – in one place is an opportunity to encourage organisations to take the necessary steps to make gender diversity in the mining industry a reality.”

To provide organisations with meaningful action on how they can be truly diverse and inclusive, the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) will convene a Leaders Panel themed ‘Walking the Walk on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ (DEI). The panel will draw from the experiences of the ICMM members by discussing the actions on DEI in their own organisations, the steps being taken across the wider industry and what future action is needed.

Investing in African Mining Indaba will also host a special focus panel in partnership with Women in Mining UK, a leading not-for-profit global organisation pursuing gender equality, on how women are inspiring the next generation of talent. The panel will be moderated by UK managing director, Stacy Hope, and include World Bank senior mining specialist, Rachel Perks and Standard Bank mining and commodities analyst, Thabang Thlaku.