Mine Your Potential 2019

WIM/WiN Conference

Prairieland Park, Saskatoon

Women in Mining and Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan Inc. is pleased to invite you to Mine Your Potential 2019

Early bird pricing ends August 26th. After, Registration $275, Students $100


This year’s opening speakers are from Diamonds in the Rough all-female mine rescue team.

Increasing the number of women in the industry shows many benefits which include an increase of the bottom line, overall workplace wellness, and a positive impact on a safe work environment. These benefits transfer to the area of mine rescue but women remain desperately under represented. So why are we so behind? Diamonds in the Rough, an organization dedication to increasing diversity in this area, hopes to change this through competitions. Their participation in the 2018 International Mines Rescue Competition as the first all-women’s team in this event, may have been the stage to increase diversity in this area.

This year's keynote speaker is: Alicia Woods, Covergalls

Inspired by her female mining experience, creator and founder Alicia Woods caught herself wondering why, with so many women joining unconventional careers, did they wear garments designed for a male’s body type. The reason was simple – they didn’t have a choice. There were no coveralls for women available on the market. This is where the idea for Covergalls Workwear was born. With unique features like rear trap door for easier bathroom break and tailored fit, there finally – is garment designed by women and for women working in the industrial sector. The Covergall is the next step for industries, taking workplace diversity to workplace inclusion.


Need an updated professional photo?

A photographer will be available during the day to take professional headshots at a cost of $50 (includes taxes).



7:30-8:30            Registration and breakfast

8:30-9:30            Welcome and opening speakers

9:30-9:55            Break

9:55-10:55          Breakout #1

11:00-12:00        Breakout #2

12:00-12:45        Lunch

12:45-13:45        Breakout #3

13:50-14:50        Breakout #4

14:50-15:10        Break

15:10-15:15        Scholarship announcement

15:15-16:00        Keynote speaker and closing

16:00-17:30        Closing reception


Breakout sessions (Stay Tuned for Updates)

We are pleased to offer a choice of breakout sessions to our attendees and this year we have selected three themes. Attendees can select sessions on the day of the conference.



Radon in the Home and in the Workplace – Jason Sadowski

Remediating Legacy Uranium Mine Sites – Elizaveta Petelina

Financial Acumen for Professionals - Maryann Deutscher and Holly Kral

Mechanized Shaft Sinking at Jansen - Megan Billay


Mining Communities

Gender Gap in the Canadian Mining Industry – Jocelyn Peltier-Huntley

Process of Successful Change - Phillipe Lepage

Decommissioning Aspects of the Mosaic Esterhazy Transition Project - Jessica Theriault

Market and Customers Global - Todd Denzin


Personal Management 1

Whole Hearted Excellence – Dr. Suzanne Kresta

Building a Bullet Proof Reputation – Daria Malin

Increase Your Influence – Carla Gradin



Personal Management 2

Six Ingredients for Efficiency and Effectiveness – Eileen Bistrisky

Staying Up in an Up-side Down World – Darren Lang


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Barbi Petersen –

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, please notify the event organizer should the need arise. Tickets are non-refundable.

What is the attire?

Business casual.

Is there parking available?

Free parking is available for conference attendees at Prairieland Park.


WIM/WiN-SK has booked a block of rooms for the Mine Your Potential conference delegates at the Parktown Hotel. A little gem of a hotel gracing the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in downtown Saskatoon.
Rate: $129.00 standard one bed queen room (plus applicable taxes)
Dates applicable: Sept 26th, 2019
Date to book by: August 26th, 2019.
To book contact:
Reservations – Toll free: 1-800-667-3999 Local: 306-244-5564  Group Code - 306303

I have dietary restrictions, who can I notify?

WIM/WiN-SK recognizes that many people have dietary preferences and restrictions and we endeavour to provide common allergen and gluten free options (i.e. nuts, shellfish, etc.). If you have a severe allergy (i.e. celiac disease, not a food preference), please contact us so that we may inform the catering staff. Contact: Barbi Petersen –

Are you a student and want to attend?

Contact WIM/WiN-SK to inquire about the possibility of receiving a sponsored student registration, prior to purchasing a ticket. A limited number of sponsored student registrations are available.

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