In celebration of Women's Month, women engineers from some of South Africa's top mining houses and consultancies converged on Houghton Boardroom for a 3-day intensive programme covering project management, the basics of finance for engineers, effective communications and technical report writing.
Offered by South African metallurgical consultancy, CM Solutions, the workshop was designed to equip women engineers with useful tried and tested tools to help them in their day to day activities with confidence and to groom them for more senior roles. A team of presenters, all experts in their fields shared their experiences and included Louise Haggis from Rand Refinery who hosted the project management module and Dr Frank Crundwell of CM Solutions who presented finance for engineers.
"WIMSA is very pleased to support an organisation that has developed a training course which deals with the specific skills that women are highlighting as development areas," says Claire McMaster, Chairman of Women in Mining South Africa (WIMSA) of this inaugural event.
"This workshop was a much needed initiative to assist women bridge the gap that exists rise to the many challenges they face in the gender biased mining and engineering environment," says Frank Crundwell. "On-going professional development is crucial for women who wish to be noticed for promotions and it is the responsibility of all role players to provide guidance to achieve more equitable gender quotas."
Women engineers from the following companies: Rand Refinery, Lonmin, Anglo American, SA Precious Metals, Logiman, Senet, DRA Mining, Energy Resources Australia and Schletter attended.
|Delegates participate in discssions
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|Louise Haggis of Rand Refinery
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Project Management module
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Notes to Editors
About CM Solutions (Pty) Ltd
About Women in Mining South Africa (WIMSA)
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