Images: Anglo American, plc | The Woodsmith Project


By 2030, we imagine the mining industry as a world-class contributor to the UN SDG Goals. ​


Accelerate ESG innovation in mining by building collaborations between female entrepreneurs and mining companies. ​


Create a sustainable and scalable system to increase visibility, conversations and business opportunities amongst female entrepreneurs and mining companies.

Photographs are courtesy of Artemis Project Members

Meet the Female Entrepreneurs Contributing to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability.


“Mining must move quickly towards zero emission. Energy management is mining’s biggest lever to reduce carbon emissions yet for some miners, energy management is a blind spot. Few mines globally have a comprehensive management framework in place to adequately manage energy, despite energy
being one of the largest operating costs.  An ISO 50001 gap analysis is a good place to start.”

Emily Thorn Corthay, Owner President,  Thorn Associates


“The high risks of tailings management should not be kept in a black box, understood only by the design engineer. We can help operators understand and take ownership of the risks they are managing to ensure safety. Measuring the risk and making the unseen visible is the first step!”

Karen Chovan, Founder and CEO, Enviro Integration Strategies Inc.


“Companies committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment, while working
towards achieving gender equality, are those who will succeed in attracting and retaining world
class talent.”
Helen Krissilas, Founder and 
 President, Krissilas Group.

Artwork courtesy of Flow Partners, creator Shahriar Zand

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