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“i Wannabe Mentored” Competition

Published 2016-11-04 | Uncategorized

  About the competition Who can compete? Female students in undergraduate and graduate studies and recent graduates working in mining-related disciplines (see Appendix A for more guidelines). What is it? WWR is offering ambitious and talented students the opportunity to be funded by an industry company and mentored by recognized mining leaders at the Third […]

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Feminine mining clothing

Published 2014-04-11 | Uncategorized

Here at WIM Community Portal we tend to mention women working in the sector rather than for the sector. Therefore, today I would like to give centre stage to 3 women entrepreneurs who are working towards improving work conditions for the women of our industry, initiatives set up by women for women.

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Women in Mining in Canada Changing the Mining Industry

Published 2014-03-21 | Uncategorized

One of most current issues in the mining community is the growing population of professional women who are actively participating in the mining work force globally.
I recently wrote an article entitled, “What Would We Do Without Women in Mining?” describing an organization recently reconstructed and reorganized into an association called Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury. This association introduces a week-long event outlining the importance of mining to over 1000 elementary and high school students.

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Work wear: Covergalls, the coverall for women

Published 2013-12-04 | Uncategorized

The first ever coverall designed exclusively by women for women is now available at Century Vallen across Canada. After many trips underground in her capacity as North American director of sales for an OEM, Alicia Woods wondered why she couldn’t find a coverall that fit her properly. For Woods, it was not only a matter of comfort but safety.

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WORK WEAR: Covergalls, the coverall for women

Published 2013-09-03 | Uncategorized

SUDBURY, Ontario – The first ever coverall designed exclusively by women for women is now available at Century Vallen across Canada. After many trips underground in her capacity as North American director of sales for an OEM, Alicia Woods wondered why she couldn’t find a coverall that fit her properly. For Woods, it was not only a matter of comfort but safety.

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Finally. Mining apparel designed for women!

Published 2013-08-13 | Uncategorized

It is now finally possible for women working underground in the mines to find coveralls that are specifically made for their needs. Alicia Woods, creator of Covergalls, has launched the new line of women’s personal protective equipment. “The first time I went underground and had to use the porta potty, I discovered the problems with the coveralls,” said Woods.

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Covergalls new fashion for women

Published 2013-05-18 | Uncategorized

Mining is no longer a man’s world. So, why must women dress in men’s workwear? That’s what Alicia Woods of Sudbury wondered as she sat on a portable toilet thousands of feet beneath Earth’s surface with her coverall sitting at her ankles and the contents of her pockets scattered on the grimy floor.

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