Perpetua Resources Celebrates Women’s History Month

Perpetua Resources Celebrates Women’s History Month

Published March 10, 2021

It’s Women’s History Month and our team is proud to be celebrating!

Since 1980, when President Jimmy Carter first declared the week of March 8th as Women’s History Week, the United States has taken time each March to recognize the important impacts women have had on our country and our communities.

Throughout our nation’s history, there have been many trailblazers. We have Sacagawea to thank for helping guide Lewis and Clark across the Louisiana Territory. Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought hard for women to have the legal right to vote. Amelia Earhart became the first women to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Rosa Parks stood up for civil rights by refusing to give up her seat on a bus and in turn launched the Montgomery Bus Boycotts. Sally Ride was the first women to travel into space. Sandra Day O’Conner was the first women to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Recently, Amanda Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet in our nation’s history.

At Perpetua Resources, we feel we have our own team of trailblazers.

The mining industry has historically been dominated by men. However, if you look at the makeup of our company, you’ll find we break the mold. Almost half of our team members are women. We are proud to have Laurel Sayer as our CEO. And an Idaho Board where 66 percent of our members are female.

To help put this into perspective, in other developed nations, on average in the mining industry only 15 percent of the workforce is female, 13 percent of board members are female and only 10 percent of all executive team members are female.

We are incredibly proud of the team we’ve assembled.

We believe having a team with diverse perspectives and experiences allows us to think about mining differently and take a new approach.

The industry has come a long way since mining first started at Stibnite. Back then, there were no environmental regulations in place and people had completely different expectations about how to care for the land when mining was complete. Today, there are strict regulations in place guiding the actions of all mining companies. However, our team does not just want to meet the status quo. We want to exceed it. We want to blaze a new trail and set a new standard of how mining and the environment can work together in harmony.

We know we have the team to do it. In large part because of who we have around the table. We have some of the best experts in the industry working on our project, including John Myers our VP of Development, Jessica Largent our VP of Investor Relations and Finance and Alan Haslam our VP of Permitting. We also have many Idaho natives, like Belinda Provancher Community Relations Manager and Mckinsey Lyon our VP of External Affairs, who care deeply about doing the right thing for the state they’ve always called home. And we have a CEO who has been a lifelong advocate of conservation and built her career around uniting diverse groups of people around a common goal.

So this month, as we continue to set our sights on the future, we are taking a moment to celebrate the accomplishments of the 14 women on our team and the women who have helped us in the past. Our project would not be where it is today without your hard work and dedication to bringing our vision of creating a modern mining company that can leave the environment better than we found it while producing the critical minerals we all need for a sustainable future.