Two of Endeavor Mining’s employees, Ms. Laetitia Gadegbeku-Ouattara and Ms. Maïmouna Guembre are among the 100 inspiring women in the world of mining (WIM100). They were selected by Women in Mining UK which is an organization which defends the interests of women in the mining sector. The objective is to promote the employment, retention and advancement of women in
industry. For this fifth edition, WIM100 highlights the diversity of talents in the mining sector and “pays tribute to inspiring women whose history is rich, whatever their
role or level.” The 100 women featured were selected for their “inspirational contributions to a stronger, safer and more sustainable mining industry.” One of Endeavor Mining’s employees, Laetitia Gadegbeku-Ouattara is the country manager for Côte d’Ivoire, “she maintains
essentially relations with government entities and national stakeholders and manages the files for the acquisition of mining permits and authorizations and at the same time the negotiation of mining agreements.” She is also the godmother of the women’s association,
AFEMI, at the Endeavor mine in Ity, and mentors women working in the industry to ensure a strong pool of future leaders. As for
Maïmouna Guembre, a mine closure specialist for Burkina Faso-based Endeavour, was one of the country’s first metallurgists. She is also vice-president of AFEMIB, Mining Association in Burkina Faso. She works closely with her colleagues, both
both within Endeavor and in the mining industry, to promote the inclusion of more women. Through the voice of the Executive Vice President Human Resources and Communication, Mr. David Dragone and on behalf of all Endeavor employees, the mining company would like to congratulate Laetitia and Maïmouna “for this incredible achievement. Their inclusion in such a prestigious publication demonstrates not only their expertise in their chosen fields, but also the work they both do to promote the inclusion of women in the industry and raise awareness of the benefits that the mining sector can bring to their communities and countries. It is important
that future generations can be inspired by today’s models,” he said in a statement sent to Dakaractu.
Honored with these accolades, Endeavor Mining is committed to creating an inclusive workplace and promoting gender diversity, with a focus on increasing the representation of women within the company. As a reminder, in 2021, “9% of employees were women and significant efforts are being made to continue to increase this number. At management level, 14% of Committee members
Executive Management of Endeavor are women and 24% of the direct reports of members of the Executive Management Committee are women,” reads the same note.
The Endeavor Mining group, a signatory of the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles, supports with its EDV Femmes network all the initiatives of women’s groups
at group level. EDV Femmes, created in 2021, represents the global community of women in the company in order to help them build and strengthen their own networks within the company itself.
company by offering them a support platform. In Senegal, the WOSAS (Women Solidarity Association of Sabodala), initiated and managed by employees of their Sabodala mining site, is in charge of initiatives for women and whose association is also a member of Women in Mining.