Women Making Inroads into Mining Jobs, but More Needs to be Done

In the male-dominated world of mining, women are slowly but surely digging their way to the top.

While still sharply underrepresented in technical, engineering, and boardroom positions, women have made inroads into other jobs in the mining industry, such as truck operation.

“A known success story is that many mining companies now employ female truck operators as they take better care of the multi-million dollar equipment,” Barbara Dischinger, founder of Women in Mining UK and director of the WIM Community Portal, told Resource Investing News in an interview.

“There are less accidents, tire changes, and cost savings as a result.”

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Image: The Courier-Mail

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