Chile aims to raise women working in mining to 10% by 2018

Published: 13/07/2014

Chile’s first gender in mining round table in the Antofagasta region, led by the Regional Ministerial Secretary and the National Office for Women announced end of June their objective to raise the percentage of women working in mining related jobs to 10%. Currently 7.4% of women work in mining in Chile. Present at the round table were: Amanda Pérez Ahumada, Regional Ministerial Secretary, Marianne San Francico Cerezo, Regional Director of Sernam (National Office for Women), Yolanda Pizarro, Head of Gender from the Ministry of Mines alongside representatives from mining associations, unions and mining companies (Mineras Esperanza, El Tesoro, BHP Billiton Pampa Norte, Codelco División Radomiro Tomic).

Link to the story in Spanish

Other articles on women working in mining in Chile

En CHILE quieren más mujeres en minería, #hablemosdemineria, 22 May  2014

Jumberas de El Teniente abren espacio a otras mujeres a la minería, Codelco, 3 Oct 2013

Corazon Minero: Mujer y Mineria, TV programme interviewing two female Anglo American truck drivers aired 3 August 2013

Whereas in neighbouring Peru, the objective is to reach 10-15% in the next few years. Link also in Spanish