Belinda Clemmensen

Company:Women’s Leadership Intensive, Co Founder 

Belinda Clemmensen

Women’s Leadership Intensive, Founder and CEO, Belinda Clemmensen, B.Sc.M.ED.

According to 2016 census data, women make up 48% of the Canadian labour force. By comparison, women account for only 16% of the mining labour force

Women’s representation has increased across all industries in recent years, from 27% in 2011 to 31% in 2016. However, the mining industry has yet to realize these gains since the share in these occupations has remained constant. This trend points to potential opportunities for the mining industry to increase its representation.

For example, women are well represented in the category human resources and financial occupations, both in the mining industry and all industries. However, for human resources managers specifically, the mining industry lags behind other industries by a difference of 14%. This finding indicates a potential gap in the representation of women in leadership positions in the mining industry.Women make up only 6% of supervisors, coordinators and foremen in the mining industry, indicating another opportunity to develop women into leadership roles.

The Women’s Leadership Intensive is a one year program that advances leadership for women in mining and metals. This leads to improved performance, larger talent pools, diverse thinking, and supports United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.