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newsBloomberg reports that according to Cynthia Carroll, former chief executive officer of Anglo American, mining is not only for men and needs to change with companies doing more to push gender diversity.  

“Companies should require, not ask that executives promote, recruit and include women,” Carroll said in an interview.  Heading the miner from 2007 to 2013, Carroll was Anglo American’s first female chief executive, and now sits on the boards of several companies, including Hitachi.  Mining remains male-dominated.  In a survey of 30 companies, the Responsible Mining Foundation found “little or no evidence of efforts” to strengthen the gender balance of leadership and governance teams.  Women also accounted for less than 5% of senior management at trading houses, Bloomberg has reported.  “It’s a very, very conservative industry and it needs to change,” said Carroll.  “They have got to be casting their net more broadly, and they’ve got to be looking at women.”

  • Read the original of the report by Krystal Chia at Moneyweb

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