In 1992, the Government of Canada designated October as Women's History Month, marking the beginning of an annual month-long celebration of the outstanding achievements of women throughout Canada's history.

As an industry that has typically remained male dominated, it is important to emphasize the developments that have been made as well as the goals of the future.

Equity, diversity and inclusion is a PDAC priority. Supporting Women’s History Month is a way to celebrate the achievements of all women in the industry, as well as the progress being made by the mineral exploration and development sector overall. 

Meet our Women's History Month 2021 participants below. 

Chantal Jolette

Chantal Jolette 

Chantal is the President, CEO and Principal Geologist at Qualitica Consulting Inc.

Jessie Liu-Ernsting

Jessie Liu-Ernsting

Jessie is the Principal Consultant at Keystone Resource Solutions Corp. and Independent Director at Aston Bay Holdings.

Viola Mac Millan 1944-1964

Viola R. MacMillan

Viola is PDAC’s longest-serving president and maker of many milestones for women in our industry ... we even named an award named after her.