Women in Mining Ghana (WIM Ghana) will hold its first-ever WIM Ghana Annual Conference on Friday 9 June 2023 in Accra .with the objective of bringing together diverse Industry stakeholders, thought leaders and other invited guests on the theme: Future-fit Responsible Mining – the Female factor.
This event offers a timely opportunity to celebrate women in the Mining Industry who have challenged the norms, broken barriers, and paved the way for future generations. Organised with the objective of encouraging interactive discussions on a variety of subjects impacting females in the Mining Industry, this event aims to offer extensive networking opportunities as it will bring together a wide variety of Mining professionals, students and other players from different sectors of the economy.
The session has an exciting line-up of top local and internationally recognized professional women and men, who have achieved great success in their careers and will be sharing key insights into the role of gender diversity and inclusion in driving sustainable growth in the Mining sector.
The accomplished women will also share valuable learnings on how to overcome obstacles and achieve success in the career of women.
There will be ready examples of businesses who have achieved success, by empowering women and who have worked to promote gender diversity and inclusion in their organisational strategies.
As stated by Dr Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo, President of WIM Ghana, “Indeed, as the theme suggests, this event is dedicated to knowledge-sharing and the dissemination of innovation to enhance the work of females in the Mining Industry. We intend for this maiden Annual Conference to bring into perspective the contribution of women in in promoting responsible and sustainable mining practices at various levels in the Mining Industry. Several experienced professionals have been invited to share their experiences and the event will be co-chaired by eminent females in the Mining Industry”.
The event is set for the final day of the Ghana Chamber of Mines’ Ghana Mining and Energy Summit 2023 which will ensure that key executives of the Mining Industry will be present. Participation is also expected from some sister Women in Mining Associations from the sub-region.
An announcement will be made in due course about key partners who have been invited to collaborate with WIM Ghana in this event which has been designed to call for increased efforts to promote women’s participation and leadership in the sector.
It is expected that through this event, WIM Ghana will add its voice to ensuring that mining operations are not only profitable but also socially and environmentally responsible even as we all seek sustainable solutions to challenges in promoting gender equality in the Mining Industry.