What It’s About

As a business leader in the mining industry, you recognize the importance of gender diversity and acknowledge it promotes innovation, increases sales, and strengthens your bottom line. Yet you are faced with the challenges of recruiting women of all races/ethnicities and backgrounds, in addition to retaining and advancing these women often in environments that are not set up for them to succeed.

This unique conference provides you as leaders with the practical resources and cutting edge methods to become proficient in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women and creating a more diverse and multicultural workplace for all.

Who Should Attend

This is a conference specifically designed for business leaders in the mining industry, the women they aspire to recruit, and the women they support who want to succeed and advance.

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Leaders in Mining
  • Chief Diversity Officers, VPs, Directors, and Talent Managers
  • People Managers, Line Managers and Business Unit Leaders
  • Mine Managers and Superintendents
  • Diversity Change Management Agents

2023 Game Changer Award Recipients

Rob Seibert

Denise C. Johnson

2023 Speakers

Lawrenda Enam Adzomani

Erica Colonero

Barbara Dischinger

Kevin PCJ D’Souza

Dr. Jackie Glenn

Debra Hamlin

Denise C. Johnson

W. Brad Johnson, PhD

Alisa Kolodizner

Bothwell Mazarura

Isabel Montes

Spencer Nicolary

Robin Pedrelli

Dr. Sheila Robinson

Howard J. Ross

Betsy Silva, MBA, PCC

David Smith, PhD

Susan Stith

Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors

Our proud sponsors and supporters who make this event possible

Join the Diversity Woman Community

Join a network of career-oriented women and use the member directory to see all the members in your community and find world class mentors. Access exclusive leadership development packages to help you achieve your career goals. Work With Coaches. Take Career Development Courses, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the following link: https://diversitywoman-blmd.vfairs.com/en/login and enter the email address you registered with. You will be taken inside the main event space.
If you are receiving this error message, please drop an email to dw-blmd@getvfairs.io to get immediate assistance. Please note, you will receive this error message if you try to access the conference website before the conference is open.
In order to join the sessions, please navigate to the "Auditorium" and click on the screen there. You will see a listing of all the sessions. At the scheduled time, the countdown next to the session name will automatically turn into a JOIN button. You can click on that to enter the session.
If you are viewing the Auditorium graphic, please note that you need to click on that to view the sessions.

The sessions that are LIVE will have a JOIN button next to them. The sessions scheduled for the future will have a JOIN button show up automatically at the scheduled time.
All sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be posted back on the platform within 48-72 hours. You will receive an email notification once the recordings are available on the platform. The recordings will be available for playback for 30 days.
Please make sure you are using a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari to access the event space. If you are on your phone or tablet, we recommend joining the sessions from a laptop/desktop device.
So you have logged in to the event page and you are ready to explore the booths set up by various vendors on the event platform? To do so, please find "Exhibit Hall" on the main menu bar, or while you are in the main lobby, try to locate the entrance to the "Exhibit Hall".

If you enter the front view of an exhibit hall, you can use the right and left navigation arrows to see different booths. To open a specific booth, either click on the booth display or click on the booth logo in the railing banner that exists just below the booths' display.

When you visit a booth, you will see the booth layout in the middle of the screen. To know what the booth is about, read the information on the Description tab. You can also navigate to other areas relevant to the booth, for example, there might be a content tab of "About Us" that will take you to the website of the exhibitor. Similarly, you can find other important information by clicking on the different content tabs available on the navigation bar, or just next to the booth Description tab.

The interesting fact is that you can not only watch or read the booth videos or documents respectively, but you can also email these resources to yourself.

To visit the next booth in the line, simply click the "Next" tab. To visit the booth before the current one, click on the "Previous" tab. To go back to the exhibit hall, click on the option "Back to Floor" given at the top left corner of the screen.
In order to interact with the exhibitors, please visit the exhibit hall and click on the various booths.

Under each booth, you will see a “CHAT” button. Click on that to join the exhibitors chatroom where you can start a conversation with them.
vFairs uses Whereby more often for audio/video calling.
You can add documents from the vendor booths to your Resource Bag to view, print or email to yourself, for a later date.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate via your computer. You only need to have access to the internet.

If you choose to view the conference from your phone. You will need to visit the app store to download the vFairs app. You will still use your email address as your username to login to the conference. Click here for the Google Play Download. Click here for the Apple Store Download.
Click the support button on the bottom left of the conference website for any technical assistance. There will also be a technical support chat room available within the event to answer questions.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add documents provided by each exhibitors to your online swag bag and then email them to yourself or share items with friends and family by simply entering their email.
You can find more resources and information here.