The Women in Mining Toronto Networking Branch (WIM) is a lively and informal group of about 1,000 women (and men too!) who work across the spectrum of the mining industry. We meet every month from September to June, over lunch, always with a speaker, and time to network with your mining counterparts.
WIM can trace its origins to 1969 when females in the industry were such a rarity that the handful of women geologists active then were deemed worthy of an article in The Northern Miner. The editor must have liked the article, for he told the reporter who penned it (also a geologist) to take her interviewees out for lunch. The four who sat down on that occasion enjoyed themselves so much, they decided to lunch again. And they did, every now and then, and those in attendance grew in number, eventually organizing themselves to the extent of having a mailing list and regular gatherings.