Women in Extractives Network (WENNZ)

Women in Extractives Network New Zealand

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Our very own Kristy Christensen, Director of Shesfreetobe has been named among the TOP 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining. She's featured on page 40 of the publication. You can read more about the publication as a whole on their website

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Women in Mining UK’s biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” publication celebrates the “above & beyond” contributions of women to the global mining industry, across all roles, seniority & jurisdictions.

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To find out more, go to their website


Due to COVID-19, our Networking event in March had to be cancelled, but we plan to have more, when we can. If you are interested in finding out more, you can contact us at event@straterra.co.nz.

More about us

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Women in Extractives Network NZ (WENNZ). 

Sharon Flynn of OceanaGold officially launched the Network at the 2019 New Zealand Minerals Forum Welcome Function, held on the 27th of May at the Dunedin Town Hall.

WENNZ aims to increase the number of women in the industry, enhance their visibility, and to enable networking opportunities and support in the sector. It also seeks to promote diversity and inclusion by creating pathways and to assist in increasing the network of wahine toa at all levels, across New Zealand’s mining, quarrying and drilling sectors.

If you, or someone you know is keen to take part or you have any ideas, register your interest at event@straterra.co.nz and please include your region.

For more up to date communications, join our Linkedin page.

We welcome everyone.