Remote / All Passes Welcome
Shastri Ramnath •
Andy Randell •
Linda Murphy •
AME Keynote Session: A Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion in Mineral Exploration
Black Lives Matter. Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe. I Stand with Wetʼsuwetʼen. Adopt & Implement.
2020 may be the year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, but it was also a year of important conversation, deep reflection and action.
While kindness and fairness should be reasonable expectations in our society, recent global protests and calls for justice remind us that this is not always the case – including in our own industry. This session will explore whether race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability have the representation deserved in mineral exploration. A diverse group of panelists representing Female, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and LGBTQIA2S+ perspectives will share some of their personal stories and discuss the impact of prejudice on their careers. We will examine where we are now as an industry, what we can do better, and what requires reflection and listening. And we will explore why having a diverse and inclusive team is not only the right thing to do, but good business.