Why women are leaving the mining industry and what mining companies can do about it

Women represent an estimated 8 to 17 percent of the global mining workforce.1 In addition to low labor force participation, the drop-off from entry level to executive for females in mining is among the most dramatic across all industries we studied (Exhibit 1). Breaking down the sector in terms of senior leadership roles, we see that mining is a laggard among laggards: female representation within mining company C-suites sits at 13 percent.

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