WOMEN IN MINING: Introducing Women in Aggregates

NAM’s managing editor Josephine Patterson, an 11-year veteran of the mining and aggregates industries, is heading up the brand-new professional organization Women in Aggregates. What are its goals, and how can the mining community support its efforts?  Edited by Donna Schmidt Can you talk a bit more about where the ideas forming the group’s foundation came from? It was where most…

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An active – and critical – new year ahead

And just like that, it’s here. The final weeks of 2022. As cliché as it sounds, it really does not seem possible. Here at North American Mining magazine, we’re wrapping up the year with this, our final issue until January/February, but we do it with our eyes and targets fully fixed on the coming year. What a great new year…

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Women in Mining Spotlight: Sarah de Blois

Canadian PhD candidate Sarah de Blois, over the course of her research work at Laurentian University, has uncovered some thought-provoking statistics on the state of women in the mining industry. Edited by Donna Schmidt For the progress women in the mining industry have made over the years, it may be surprising to learn that there is actually much more still…

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Setting the Tone for Change

Women in Mining Profile: Caterpillar’s Denise Johnson The CV of Caterpillar’s Resources Industries Group President Denise Johnson is as impressive as it is broad. The Michigan State University (B.S. in mechanical engineering) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S. in mechanical engineering and M.S. in business administration) alum began her career as an engineer in operations and product development within the…

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Letting the sunshine in

As this magazine is being completed, spring in the northern hemisphere is just days old. Spring always signals rebirth, another start and ongoing growth – and we’ve got that in spades both here at North American Mining and in the industry. First, as this edition is being examined by our growing number of readers, NAM is celebrating its first birthday.…

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Women in Mining holds national conference

The annual national conference of Women in Mining USA was held Oct. 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a lengthy wait thanks to the pandemic. The event was themed “Changing the Face of Mining” and convened at the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park. Day 1 was conference-style and offered a number of panels, speakers and roundtable discussions. A…

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