Not enough women: miners meet in Australia under a cloud after sexism report

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By Praveen Menon KALGOORLIE, Australia (Reuters) – A top mining conference kicked off in West Australia this week with an address by global investor and economist Dambisa Moyo, the first woman to deliver the keynote in the forum’s three decade history. Yet while Moyo had top billing, she is one of only five women out of 71 speakers due to address the event in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, a fact that has not gone down well with some delegates at a time when the mining industry faces scrutiny for a perceived culture of sexism. “There are more speakers who have the name Peter, Mark and James than there ar…

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