Women Who Rock to hold third mentoring ‘Auction for Action’

At Women Who Rock's Auction for Action event in Toronto in early 2016, from left: Lisa Davis, legal & corporate affairs at PearTree Securities; Konstanca Tere, chemical engineering undergraduate at Ryerson University; David Garofalo, then president and CEO of Hudbay Minerals; and Lorena Tere, chemical engineer-in-training recently graduated from the University of Toronto. Credit: Women Who Rock.At Women Who Rock's Auction for Action event in Toronto in early 2016, from left: Lisa Davis, legal & corporate affairs at PearTree Securities; Konstanca Tere, chemical engineering undergraduate at Ryerson University; David Garofalo, then president and CEO of Hudbay Minerals; and Lorena Tere, chemical engineer-in-training recently graduated from the University of Toronto. Credit: Women Who Rock.

If you’re a female student or recent graduate of a mining-related discipline, be sure to take a look at the Women Who Rock organization’s “I wanna be mentored” competition, where you can win $1,000 to bid on one hour of mentorship time with a mining leader, with bidding to take place at the Women Who Rock Third Annual Auction for Action.

The entry deadline is Dec. 10, 2016, and entrants must provide a one-page essay, a resume and a mentoring story. For more information on the competition, including further guidelines, please visit www.womenwhorock.ca and email Sophie at [email protected].

The Auction for Action event will take place on Jan. 17, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Trump International Hotel & Tower’s ballroom in downtown Toronto. The Northern Miner is a media sponsor of the event.

The previous event resulted in the following mentorships:

• Lorena Tere, a chemical engineer-in-training recently graduated from the University of Toronto, and Konstanca Tere, a chemical engineering undergraduate at Ryerson University, were supported by PearTree Securities to win time with David Garofalo, president and CEO of Hudbay Minerals.

Pierina Vargas and Egizio Bianchini at Women Who Rock's Auction for Action in early 2016. Credit: Women Who Rock.

Pierina Vargas and Egizio Bianchini at Women Who Rock’s Auction for Action in early 2016. Credit: Women Who Rock.

• Pierina Vargas, an MBA student specializing in global mining management and finance at York University, was supported by KPMG to win time with Egizio Bianchini, managing director of BMO Capital Markets.

At Women Who Rock's Auction for Action in early 2016, from left: Mélanie LaRoche-Boisvert; Paul Rollinson, CEO of Kinross Gold; Alexandra Foty. Credit: Women Who Rock.

At Women Who Rock’s Auction for Action in early 2016, from left: Mélanie LaRoche-Boisvert; Paul Rollinson, CEO of Kinross Gold; and Alexandra Foty. Credit: Women Who Rock.

• Alexandra Foty and Mélanie LaRoche-Boisvert, two mining engineering undergraduate students at McGill University, were supported by the TSX to win time with Paul Rollinson, CEO of Kinross Gold.

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