Selected as one of the Global Inspirational Women in Mining (2016) by the WIM-UK, Georgette Barnes, has consistently founded and managed startups and small and medium business entities in the mining sector, and sought to give of herself and make an impact on others in the mining community.
She has also established her own locally-owned drilling supplies company, Georgette Barnes Ltd, representing known sector brands such as Australian Mud Company, Breithaupt, RIDGID and Westernex.
To top it all, she is sharing her knowledge and experience by establishing Women in Mining Ghana and volunteering as Co-ordinator. Georgette is also a volunteer and Founder of Accra Mining Network (AMN) dedicated to people working in all aspects of the mining industry in Ghana to “meet, learn & earn”. AMN currently has an on-line presence of over 600 people.
Georgette studied a BA in French and Linguistics, and a Graduate Diploma in Communications at the University of Ghana. Yet, Georgette continues to learn. In 2005 she earned an ACCA diploma in Accounting/Finance; and in 2015, received a Certificate in Mining Law & Policy, Proficiency in Principles of Mining Engineering and another in Surface Mining Operations in 2016 from the University of Mines & Technology.
Georgette attended Holy Child School, from 1980 to 1987, she was the House Prefect of St. Theresa’s.