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"WIM Canada is very excited to have YukonWIM join the expanding network of branches across Canada. We are looking forward to working with YukonWIM to make a positive impact on both women and on the industry"

- WIM Canada President
Jean Lucas (YukonWIM Launch)

"Yukon Women in Mining gives us the opportunity to celebrate the valuable role women play in Yukon's mineral industry. Supporting and enhancing women's contributions to the resource sector is vital to the success of mining in our territory"

- Ranj Pillai, Minister of Economic Development

"As a career option 'the mining industry' has been great for me – there are opportunities for international travel, it pays well, and there are plenty of opportunities for independence"

– Joanna Ettlinger
YukonWIM President

"...There are wonderful opportunities for women in the mining and resource sector. I truly believe the labour force of tomorrow will be more diverse, innovative and productive"

– Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour, Government of Canada
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Yukon Women in Mining (YukonWIM) is a regional not for profit organization focused on creating awareness and attraction to the opportunities for rewarding careers for women in the mineral and mining industry. YukonWIM develops initiatives that foster personal and professional development, through awareness, education and networking opportunities.

VISION: Through promotion of the dynamic and rewarding careers for women in the minerals and mining industry, YukonWIM will help to meet the future labour needs in Yukon.

MANDATE: To work with the Yukon mineral exploration and mining industry representatives to develop toolkits, events and activities to facilitate increased attraction, retention and advancement of women to one of the most important sectors in Yukon's economy.

YukonWIM Objectives:

  • To collaborate with WIM branches across Canada in sharing knowledge, best practices, and personal and professional development opportunities
  • To promote the minerals sector as a safe, valuable, high-tech, environmentally and socially responsible industry
  • To coordinate with other local non-profits, assocations and organizations to help women connect with established professionals in industry and to help them navigate their way to a successful career in the minerals sector


Anne Lewis  |  Yukon Mining Alliance

As the Executive Director for Yukon Mining Alliance, Anne Lewis works with Yukon's leading mineral exploration and mining companies, as well as the Government of Yukon, to promote awareness of and strengthen investment in Yukon's mineral sector. In 2013, she launched her own project management company called CSR Management and focuses on working with strategic partners, companies and organizations in Yukon dedicated to recognizing and creating opportunities for Yukoners in the minerals sector, including projects like the 2014 Yukon Geoscience Forum & Trade Show & 2015 Yukon Night.

Ms. Lewis founded Yukon Women in Mining in 2012 and is currently the Chair and Vice-President. In 2014 she was Chair of the Yukon Chamber of Mines Communications Committee and worked to launch the Our Yukon-In It Together campaign and is currently a committee member of both the Communication Committee and the Special Projects Committee.

Previously, Ms. Lewis worked with Yukon Mine Training Association, assisting in the development of projects that fostered partnerships between industry, first nations and educational institutions to create training and employment opportunities for Yukoners in the minerals sector. She studied International Business at the University of St. Andrews, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with honours, from the University of Lethbridge in 2007, and received her Project Management certification from the University of Mount Royale in 2009. As a born and raised Yukoner she is dedicated to providing awareness, education and opportunities for women and all Yukoners to participate in the minerals sector, one of Yukon's most important economies.

Marika Isaac  |  CH2M Hill


Bonnie Dixon  |  Yukon Chamber of Mines

Angela Drainville  |  Miles Canyon Historic Railway Society

Jasmin DobsonYukon Government

Mary MioskaWestern Copper and Gold

Brenda Barnes  |  Yukon Women in Trade and Technology

Brenda Barnes is a former journalist, broadcaster, arts administrator, naval officer, communications analyst and violence prevention worker. She became the Executive Director of Yukon Women in Trades and Technology in November 2014.

Jane-Marie Glynn  |  Capstone Mining Corp.

Ms. Glynn has a widespread Human Resources background with particular focus in the mining, natural resources and construction industries and government agencies in Canada, United States, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Jane-Marie has been working in the human resources and management field since 1997. She received her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation in 2010 from the Canadian Council of Human Resources Association (CCHRA). Jane-Marie is actively involved in the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association (BCHRMA), is passionate about mentoring and volunteers on both the Professional Mentoring Program and the BC Women in Mining Run for the Cure committees. She is committed to providing awareness and promoting opportunities for women to participate and advance in the minerals and mining industry.


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#420 - 2237 2nd Ave
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 0K7

President  |  Anne Lewis
P: 867-335-1452
E: info@yukonwim.ca

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