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Johanna Fipke - one of WIM UK’s 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining

November 28, 2018

Johanna Fipke, being recognized as one of WIM UK‘s 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining.

Johanna’s colleagues as WIMBC are thrilled to congratulate Johanna on her well-deserved nomination!

Joanna Fipke’s exposure to mining began in childhood, when she recalls being fascinated by both the core samples that sat on her dining room table and the determination that the industry appeared to cultivate in those around her. Despite this, it took until the start
of her legal career for Joanna to realise her future lay in mining.

From 2005, Johanna focussed her practice primarily within the mining industry. At Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a law firm with an international recognition in mining, Johanna takes a lead advisory role in multi-million and billion dollar transactions in the resources industry.

Joanna is open about the challenges of balancing a demanding career with a family, and about the work of fighting for a seat at a male-dominated table. This honesty and willingness to share lessons learnt with the next generation have made her a valued mentor and member of Fasken’s student committee. As she puts it, “My greatest success will be the day when the people that I mentor and champion have success that far outweighs mine.”