By Business Reporter
SPEAKERS at the 2nd edition of the Women in Mining conference, held concurrently with the 23rd edition of Mine Entra urged women to take a proactive role in business by equipping themselves with necessary tools in order to equally compete with their male counterparts in business.
In a press release, Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Marketing and Public Relations Manager Ms. Stella Nkomo revealed; “The meeting underscored the need for women to equip themselves with the skills and capabilities to utilise availed opportunities and position themselves to compete with their male counterparts on an even keel.”
The first day of Mine Entra 2018 saw the hosting of the 2nd edition of the Women in Mining Breakfast Conference which attracted 220 participants, deliberating on The Role of Women in the Mining Value Chain, Policy Initiatives to Empower Women, Women and Mining Transformation including The Impact of Mineral Beneficiation Policies on Women.
The Women in Mining breakfast sought to highlight key successes achieved so far in empowering women in the mining sector while simultaneously celebrating the women who are contributing positively towards a more productive and innovative mining industry.
The conference underscored the need for a continuous assessment of the policy environment to enable an expansion in the scope and capacities of the industry.
“We are confident that we shall see positive results being achieved in the medium to longer term as the commitment to continuous engagement and to follow through on conference resolutions was palpable,” said Nkomo.
Registration fees to attend the Women in Mining breakfast conference were reduced to$20 from the initial $100 per delegate to boost the attendance.
The trade show ran under the theme ‘Mineral Beneficiation: Catalyst for Economic Growth.’ ENDS//