Women in Leadership Foundation

Women in Leadership Foundation

September 17, 2007 09:00 ET

Women in Leadership Foundation: 2007 BC Women in Mining Luncheon

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) -

2nd Annual 2007 BC Women in Mining Luncheon

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hycroft - 1489 McRae Avenue (East of 16th & Granville)

11:15 am to 2:00 pm

Connect. Inform. Inspire.

The Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) in partnership with the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME BC) would like to invite you, as a member of the media, to attend the 2nd Annual 2007 BC Women in Mining Luncheon on September 27, 2007.

With investment in mineral exploration soaring to a record-high of $265 million in 2006 and with an estimation of an additional 8,500 new jobs in the BC mining and mineral exploration industry by 2010, this highlights the valuable contributions that this sector makes to the overall economy of our Province. However, as a result of this industry growth there is a dire need to meet the human resource challenges in this industry. Furthermore, many challenges and barriers exist for women entering and working in the industry and it has now become critical to address these issues especially with the present and looming labour shortage in the mining and mineral exploration industry.

This luncheon is a unique event as it celebrates the successes and achievements of women in the mining and mineral exploration industry in British Columbia. The luncheon is both informative and inspirational covering topics on leadership development, career planning, employers in mining and mentorship. The goal of the luncheon is to showcase accomplished female role models in the mining and mineral exploration industry through an interactive panel that brings professionals in the industry and students together for an enlightening afternoon aimed to connect, inform and inspire! All are welcome.

Event Schedule:

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Registration, networking, cold hors d'oeuvres,
non-alcoholic beverages provided
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Welcome by Special Guests and Presentation of Study
Findings by WIL
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Women in Leadership Panel featuring:

Sue Craig (M.Sc., P. Geo.), Director, VP Corporate Affairs, Northern
Freegold Resources Limited
Nicole Adshead Bell (Ph.D.), Investment Banking, Haywood Securities
Barbara Caelles (P. Geo.), Project Geologist, Records Management, Teck
Cominco Limited
Moderator: Philippa Wilshaw, CA, Audit Partner(i) ((i)effective October 1,
2007), KPMG

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Q&A session - directed by moderator
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Dessert reception and networking

Admission is free with registration required. To register, visit: www.womeninleadership.ca.

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