Jamile Cruz recognized in “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining UK 

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 I&D 101 is pleased to announce that our Founder and CEO, Jamile Cruz, has been recognized as one of the “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), a Women in Mining UK initiative that celebrates women who have made inspiring contributions towards a stronger, safer and more sustainable mining industry. 

Jamile was one of 491 women nominated across 61 countries. Her recognition is part of the hard work she has been doing for over twenty years with clients; transforming businesses into high-performing organizations, creating and implementing strategies to reduce operational costs and achieve their business goals. She is a recognized, award-winning industry leader and her passion for empowering people and driving equity and inclusion in the mining industry led her to create I&D 101, a consulting firm focused on creating inclusive spaces that support all talent. 

In 2020 Jamile received the Canadian Institute of Mining Distinguished Lecturers Award in recognition of her work developing inclusive workplaces, especially in mining. In addition, she was a recipient of the 2021 Business Changemakers Awards by the Globe and Mail. 

Jamile Cruz has international experience across multiple industries, including mining, design engineering, and management consulting; working directly for Hatch, Vale, and Accenture. She has extensive volunteer experience, including her roles as Founding Director of Women in Mining Brasil, a former Board Member for Women in Mining Canada, the Board Member for the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and D&I Committee Chair. Jamile is also a board member and chair of the ESG Committee for ATEX Resources, a Latin America-focused exploration company. 

Jamile’s contribution to the mining industry is opening spaces for conversations that we need to have; creating opportunities for new models, new voices and challenging the traditional views that keep us stuck in a past that no longer fit our vision of a sustainable and responsible industry.

“In the past 5 years, I have been very focused on creating new models and the required structure to drive this industry into a more sustainable future. We need diverse and engaged professionals, clear structures and strategies, focused investment, defined measurement criteria and the courage to create new and inclusive cultures and operating models that will deliver on our views for the future of mining.” 

Dr. Stacy Hope, Managing Director at Women in Mining UK, commented, “Congratulations to Jamile Cruz for her recognition as a WIM100! The WIM100 is a celebration of the inspirational contributions women make to mining so that it is a safer, more sustainable and stronger industry for all. Jamile, through her company, is breaking through the status quo and making diversity and inclusion accessible to mining companies, big and small. Driving towards a more inclusive industry is integral to building a responsible and sustainable industry that benefits all stakeholders.” 

About Women in Mining UK 

Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in the mining sector. They offer programmes and initiatives to progress women’s professional goals and career aspirations, from university all the way to Board level. These include a scholarship programme with the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College London, an internship programme, a partnership with Women on Boards UK, and numerous networking, educational and mentoring events. WIM UK publishes thought leadership articles and research as well as the biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), which celebrates women’s contribution to the mining industry and identifies inspirational role models to encourage future generations of women to consider mining as a career choice. 

For more information about joining WIM UK, please visit their website. Membership is free and open to everyone, regardless of gender or location. 

About I&D 101 

Founded in 2018, I&D 101 is a consultancy specialized in Inclusion and Diversity consulting strategies. It was created to strengthen the performance of organizations by unlocking the potential and creating spaces that are inclusive to the participation of ALL talent, setting new trajectories for innovation and value creation. 

The company aligns the diversity strategy with business goals and works to activate organizational leaders to shape inclusive cultures that enable superior business results. With a dynamic approach to mindset and behaviour change, the initial diagnostic identifies challenges, guides the co-creation of practical solutions with a focus on system and process design, set to engage, empower and improve organizational performance, from leadership to front-line employees. 

I&D 101 has delivered multiple projects, working directly with organizations as well as leading industry-wide projects, such as the development of the Action Plan for Advancement of Women in the Brazilian Mining Industry published by IBRAM (Brazilian Mining Association), which currently has 34 mining companies working together, with the WIM Brasil movement, towards improving gender inclusion. I&D 101’s selective clients include Sherritt International, IBRAM, and multiple Canadian and international organizations.

Connect with I&D 101 LinkedIn: @ind101 

Twitter: @InD_101 Instagram: @inclusion101 Email: info@ind101.com Website: www.ind101.com

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