In the face of COVID-19 and the unprecedented challenges this pandemic means for all Yukoners, Yukon Women in Mining (YukonWIM) is very proud to help illuminate opportunities to encourage, empower, educate and elevate the next generation of participants in mining; an essential industry and one of the Yukon’s founding economies.
Encourage I Empower I Educate I Elevate
Yukon Women in Mining (YukonWIM) is a regional not for profit organization, founded in 2012, dedicated to the ongoing advancement of a diverse, inclusive, respectful and progressive mineral sector that supports healthy and prosperous Yukon citizens and communities.
a culture where all members feel accepted, are treated fairly and equitably, and are inspired to participate at all levels and want to inspire others to participate.
the recognition of individuals as unique and acknowledging and incorporating the perspectives they provide.
creating an environment of diversity and inclusion gives proper consideration and equal attention to all individuals, values their presence, contributions and sense of worth.
Through advocacy, awareness and proactive engagement, YukonWIM supports Yukon’s progressive minerals industry to be a leader in Canada and globally in addressing critical issues, identifying of barriers, developing grassroots initiatives and communicating the value and connection of minerals and mining to our daily lives.
Our ability to lead and our continued success is a result of a passionate commitment and dedication to collaboration with our members, Industry, community, governments and Yukoners. We encourage dialogue and debate and invite you to join us.
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We encourage dialogue and debate and invite you to join us
WHO WE ARE?
interested in finding your career in mining?
100+ YEARS OF YUKON WOMEN IN MINING
Kate Carmack’s induction, and the acknowledgment of her role alongside the Klondike Discoverers in the Mining Hall of Fame, recognizes the untold contributions of all the women who have shaped the way for those that have followed in the industry and built a strong Yukon and Canadian foundation rich in resources.
Daughter of Kaachgaawáa, the head of the Tlingit crow clan, and Gus’dutéen, a member of the Tagish wolf clan, Kate Carmack grew up in a Tagish Village near Carcross in Yukon Territory. In 1896, while fishing for salmon at the mouth of the Klondike River, Kate, alongside her husband George Carmack, Brother Skookum Jim Mason, Robert Henderson and Dawson Charlie discovered gold at what is now known as Bonanza Creek and launched the famous Klondike Gold Rush. Many claim that Kate Carmack may have been the original discoverer of gold, and that is was registered by her husband and the co-discoverers, as women could not register a claim at that time. All aside from Kate were inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame in 1999 as the Klondike Discoverers.
Our members are diverse, ranging from entrepreneurs and suppliers, to explorers and developers, to educators and advocates, to champions in our community – all connected by a shared commitment to ensuring Yukon’s mining Industry is a leader in inclusion and diversity, creating a culture that encourages, empowers, educates and elevates women, communities and all Yukoners to participate.
As a member you belong to an active and vibrant association with a strong network of Yukon’s industry leaders and connection to mineral sector events and opportunities.
Are you an Industry Leader?
Join today to share your experience and expertise to activity contribute to advancement of a diverse, inclusive, respectful and progressive mineral sector that supports healthy and prosperous Yukon communities.
NEW TO THE INDUSTRY?
advance in your mining career?