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Teck’s Amparo Cornejo named 2024 IDWIM Campaign Ambassador

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International Day of Women in Mining (IDWIM) is an annual global campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the importance of gender diversity and inclusivity in the mining industry.

The IDWIM 2024 theme ‘I am mining and I belong’ carries a message of inclusion, empowerment, and advocating for positive change within an industry undergoing transformation.

The organization announced that its International Day of Women in Mining Campaign Ambassador 2024 is Amparo Cornejo, Teck Resources’ vice president, South America.

Amparo has been recognised as Executive of the Year in Chile by EY and El Mercurio to honour her leadership and record of raising the bar for social and environmental performance across the industry, IDWIM said in a statement, adding that she is committed to integrating local communities, working towards the inclusion of more women in the industry and moving towards the highest environmental standards.

Amparo Cornejo, VP South America, Teck Resources, and 2024 International Day of Women in Mining Campaign Ambassador. Image: IWiM.

“I feel a strong commitment to continue opening spaces for meaningful leadership for women in mining and contributing to the transformation our industry requires to provide equal opportunities for all, connect more deeply with people, and responsibly produce the minerals needed for a cleaner and more sustainable world,” Cornejo said in a statement.

“I am very honored to be the ambassador of IDWIM 2024. I support the visibility of this international celebration event on the contribution of women in mining to inspire more inclusion, equity and diversity,” she said.

IWiM extends an invitation to all to celebrate women’s perseverance, talent, and spirit in the mining sector.

IDWIM 2024 will be celebrated with a two-hour (14:00 to 16:00 BST) virtual event on Tuesday, June 18. During the event, guest speakers will share their work, practices and values on gender inclusion for women in mining everywhere. 

Confirmed guest speakers and panellists include:

Amparo Cornejo, Vice President South America, Teck Resources Limited, and 2024 International Day of Women in Mining Campaign Ambassador

Mpumi Zikalala, Chief Executive Officer, Kumba Iron Ore, a member of the Anglo American Group, and 2023 International Day of Women in Mining Campaign Ambassador

Nelly Pazó León, Director, Non-operated JVs Minerals Americas, BHP, member of IWiM’s Advisory Council and IDWIM 2024 host

In anticipation of the day, IWiM encourages the global mining sector value chain to get involved by sharing content, showcasing daily industry work, hosting IDWIM 2024 celebration events and voting for preferred photos in “I am Mining” Photo competition; winners announced during IWiM’s IDWIM event.

Register for the IDWIM 2024 event here.

Learn more about International Day of Women in Mining here.

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