“Strong women have the chance to make the change they need in the mining industry”

“Strong women have the chance to make the change they need in the mining industry” - Impala Platinum (Implats) leading women weigh in

The mining industry has long been one of South Africa's largest sectors, but women are still a minority in its workforce. Impala Platinum (Implats) is one of the world's foremost producers of platinum and associated platinum group metals (PGMs). The company aims to attract the best people in the industry and to maximise their potential, increasing organisational capacity and positioning Implats as an employer of choice. At the forefront of their mission is Diversity & Inclusion, making sure that more and more women are welcomed into the sector - taking on various roles in leadership, especially.

In the latest Standard Bank Top Women podcast, Fiona Wakelin, Head of Editorial for Topco Media, engages in conversation with Thabile Makgala, Executive: Eastern Limb at Implats, and Lee-Ann Samuel, Implats Group Executive: People. Both women weigh in on the transformational change taking place within Implats, and the larger mining sector in South Africa. Key themes addressed were organisational development, the role of women in mining, and important leadership statistics.