Description: Eira Thomas has discovered diamonds in the far north, co-founded mining companies and sat on a dozen boards — including Canada’s most valuable energy company. So the 49-year-old was a little taken aback when an investor recently suggested she needed to hire an engineer as chief operating officer to back her up in the executive suite. She was, after all, only a geologist.
Source: BNN.ca – video report
Date: May 03, 2018
Questions for discussion:
- What does the report say about the effort to diversify at industries that have traditionally been led by men?
- Do you agree with Eira Thomas , when she says, “You don’t need to have dug a mine to run one.”
- What sort of character and leadership skills do you think are required to manage in a male dominated industry, like mining?