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IAC and World Gold Council Announce an International Women’s Day Webinar
“Digging Deep: Women’s Roles in the Gold Mining Sector and the Quest for Equity” will feature insights from women in leadership across the mining sector
By: Diamond World News Service
Mar 7 2022 8:47PM
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Celebrating the contributions of women to society, and their social, economic, and scientific achievements, International Women’s Day offers a moment to reflect on how women have transformed the global landscape. While the opportunities for women are publicized in the gem and jewelry sector, the challenges faced by women in gold mining are often left unaddressed. On March, 8 2022, International Women’s Day, Initiatives in Art and Culture will consider the roles women play, from the artisanal and small-scale mining to large scale operations during a one-and-a-half-hour virtual event.

Lisa Koenigsberg, President of Initiatives in Art and Culture, says, “We look forward to a rewarding conversation about the current situations of women in extractive industries and their role along the entire value chain. The goal of the discussion is to further equity in the mining sector, a goal which is linked to the realization of the UN SDGs. Equality is a fact, and IAC is committed to its realization. This first webinar on women in mining follows our participation in the RJC’s SDG5 initiative, and we have only just begun. We are honoured to partner with the World Gold Council.”

The March 8th virtual event will feature a powerhouse of women in gold mining: Adiki Ofeibea Ayitevie, vice president, Sustainability & External Relations, Newmont Africa, Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo, founder and executive director, Georgette Barnes Ltd. and Founder/President, Women in Mining – Ghana (WIM – Gh), Daniela Colaiacovo, co-founder and CEO of Makal, and Anny Jaramillo, mining engineer and planning director, “Chede” Mining Organization. The webinar will be moderated by Lisa Koenigsberg, president, Initiatives in Art and Culture and by Terry Heymann, chief financial officer, World Gold Council.

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