Lihir gold targets to increase women employment by 2020

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By ELIZABETH VUVU
LIHIR Gold Limited (LGL) has set a target to ensure women occupy 20 per cent of roles in the mining operations by 2020, executive general manager for Lihir and Cadia mines Craig Jetson says.
A statement from Newcrest Lihir said Jetson addressed a luncheon for his guests at Lihir to celebrate International Women’s Day last Wednersday.
Jetson said the target would promote diversity in Lihir operation.
“Diversity for me means including women in the operation. We look at how we are developing women in the workforce, what training programmes, sponsorships and development we have for them, how many women are coming through our organisation, developed and trained by Newcrest to become leaders in taking up challenges,” he said.
Jetson said it was an honour to share lunch with his guests’ particular LGL female employees; coordinators, superintendents, local tradeswomen and graduates, Lihirian women leaders and  students from Lihir secondary school.
“Looking at the workforce in Lihir operations, we need more women to take up roles and positions.”

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