Women in Mining Canada Participating in the Mineral Sector and Gender Workshop in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Toronto, November 10th, 2017Women in Mining Canada (“WIMC”) have been invited by SESMIM (“Strengthening Extractive Sector Management in Mongolia”), under the auspices of Global Affairs Canada) to participate in their conference about “Mineral Sector and Gender”. The Conference will be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on November 17, 2017.


Siri C Genik, WIMC board member and Principal of BRIDGE© will be travelling to Ulaanbaatar to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry (“MOMH”) of Mongolia, as well as provide support to Women in Mining Mongolia.  Ms. Genik will be working with the SESMIM Mongolian team on the ground, with particular focus on gender focal points and the importance of integration of women fully within the Mining Industry in Mongolia. Ms. Genik will also be working with representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Ministry of Finance, of Mongolia.


The main purpose of the Conference is to analyze the current situation on gender in the mineral sector of Mongolia, to strengthen the legal and policy environment on gender and the mineral sector by intensifying the implementation of the Mongolia’s Sustainable Development Vision 2030; the Law on Promotion of Gender Equality and National Program on Gender Equality (2017-2021): and, to contribute to improvement of awareness on gender equality and to discuss next steps for action.


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Source:          Siri C. Genik


Women in Mining Canada


Information:  Cynthia Lesueur-Aquin


Women in Mining Canada




About Women In Mining Canada

Women in Mining Canada (WIMC) is a national not-for-profit organization formed in 2009 focused on advancing the interests of women in the minerals exploration and mining sector. In collaboration with Canadian WIMC branches we support grassroots initiatives in the realm of personal and professional development, while providing a national voice within the global minerals and mining community.

Our membership is composed of passionate women and men who actively support the minerals and mining industry and represent a variety of occupational trades and professions. As a national organization we encourage our peers to engage in the issues over the long term through mentorship, networking, research, educational forums, advocacy, topical debates, and industry speaking opportunities to ensure a sustainable minerals industry in Canada.


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