Women in Mining: “If you don’t believe in yourself, it’s going to be nearly impossible to make others believe in you too.’’

Historically, gender imbalance has adversely affected the labor market. Women were not considered for some positions and largely stereotyped as incapable of performing some roles. Mining in particular for decades has been a male dominated industry. However, a shift is in place. Due to global advocacy movements, gender parity and women empowerment is now firmly a strategic agenda item for businesses, government, community organizations and multilateral institutions.