Women eager to overcome barriers: Official

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WOMEN working in the mining industry face many challenges, but are just as eager to overcome barriers and assume roles predominantly held by men, an official says.
Ok Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) finance manager Beverly Pasen told the company’s celebration of the International Day of Women in Mining that women in mining wanted to celebrate their talents and continue to make equal
gender representation in the industry.
Pasen is also the president of the Ok Tedi Women’s Network.
“Our call to action, in support of women in mining, is to develop and adopt diversity policies to improve the gender imbalance in employment, offer more gender-sensitive facilities, improve parental leave policies, and also develop flexible work arrangements by reviewing fixed hours and fixed work locations,” she said.
“The event is a celebration of the resilient spirit of women in mining. “Regardless of whether you are an OTML employee or business partner, today, we women in mining are united to celebrate our talents and continue the work towards equalising gender representation in the industry.”
OTML joined the global community in recognising the occasion with a breakfast hosted by the Ok Tedi Women’s Network last Sunday in Tabubil.
Keynote speakers included OTML manager process asset renewal project interface Lyndah Brown, who has 30 years of experience in the industry, and administration officer crane services Anna Aisa who has served the company for 15 years.

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