Talk empowers girls

Youth & Careers

THE Ok Tedi women’s network held talk sessions at three schools in Tabubil to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science last Tuesday.
Members of the network spoke about their jobs at Ok Tedi, the challenges and opportunities and the studies they completed to become what they were today.
Chairperson Tracey Hart said the school talk programme was to build awareness and confidence among female students on their future under Stem (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
“The programme involves females in Ok Tedi sharing their personal stories about what they did to get to where they are now,” she said.
OTML managing director and chief executive officer Peter Graham said the company was an equal opportunity employer.
“We are working to address the gender imbalance in the Ok Tedi workforce and to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace,” he said.
“Encouraging girls to consider studying Stem subjects early in their schooling is important to open access to exciting opportunities in mining. We appreciate the important role that Ok Tedi women’s network is playing in making more visible the opportunities for women in mining and in promoting a more diverse and inclusive workplace.”