Mining sector: Two Endeavor Mining staff among the many 100 inspiring girls

This is a press release from Endeavor Mining Group announcing that two of their employees, Laetitia Gadegbeku-Ouattara and Maimouna Guembre, have been selected by Women in Mining UK to be among the 100 most inspiring women in the world of mining (WIM100) belong.



• Two Endeavor employees among the 100 Inspiring Women in Mining.

• Endeavor Mining puts women first.

• The Endeavor Mining Group promotes the development of women in the sector.

November 22: Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Endeavor Mining is proud to announce that two of its employees, Laetitia Gadegbeku-Ouattara and Maimouna Guembre, have been included in the World’s Inspiring 100 Women in Mining (WIM100) as selected by Women in Mining UK became.

Women in Mining UK is an advocacy group for women in mining, aiming to promote the employment, retention and promotion of women in the industry. For this fifth edition, WIM100 highlights the diversity of talent in the mining sector and recognizes inspiring women with a rich history, regardless of their role or hierarchical level. The 100 featured women were chosen for their inspiring contributions to a stronger, safer and more sustainable mining industry.

Laetitia Gadegbeku-Ouattara is Country Manager for Côte d’Ivoire, mainly responsible for liaising with government agencies and national stakeholders and managing the files for the acquisition of mining permits and permits while also negotiating mining agreements. Laetitia is also a sponsor of the women’s association AFEMI at the Endeavor d’Ity mine and she mentors women working in the industry to ensure a strong pool of future leaders.

Maimouna Guembre, mine closure specialist at Endeavour, based in Burkina Faso, was one of the country’s first women metalworkers. She is also Vice President of AFEMIB, the mining association in Burkina Faso. She works closely with her colleagues at both Endeavor and the mining industry to encourage the inclusion of more women.

David Dragone, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Communications said:

“On behalf of everyone at Endeavor, I would like to congratulate Laetitia and Maimouna on this incredible achievement. Their inclusion in such a respected publication is a testament not only to their expertise in their chosen fields, but also to the work they both do to promote the inclusion of women in the industry and increase awareness of the benefits sharpen that the mining sector can bring to their host communities and countries. It is important that future generations can be inspired by today’s models. »

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. In 2021, 9% of employees were women and significant efforts are being made to further increase this number. At the senior level, 14% of the members of Endeavor’s Executive Management Committee are women and 24% of the direct report members of the Executive Management Committee are women.

Endeavor Mining Group is a signatory to the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles and guides the Women in Mining groups in all their activities, which fall under the group-wide women’s networking group EDV Women. EDV Femmes was founded in 2021 to help women build and strengthen their own networks within the company and to provide a platform of support.

To encourage women to join the mining sector, AFEMI, the Endeavor Women in Mining association of the Ity mine in Côte d’Ivoire, produced a video last year to illustrate all the different roles available to women and encourage them to join – accessible via this link.

Press contact: Alita Konan, email: [email protected]

About Endeavor Mining

Endeavor Mining is one of the world’s leading gold producers and the largest in West Africa with operations in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso and a strong pipeline of mining projects and advanced development and exploration assets in the highly prospective Birimian Greenstone Belt of West Africa. As a member of the World Gold Council, Endeavor is committed to the principles of responsible mining and to providing sustainable value to its employees, partners and the communities in which it operates. Endeavor is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EDV.

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The 100 Global Inspiring Women in Mining

Launched in 2013 by Women in Mining UK, the biannual 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (WIM100), now in its fifth edition, highlights the incredible diversity of mining talent and celebrates inspiring women and their stories. This edition of the WIM100 is generously sponsored by BMO Capital Markets, Heidrick & Struggles and BCG (Boston Consulting Group).

In 2022, WIM UK received 915 nominations for 491 women in mining from 61 countries. Those featured in the book were chosen for their inspirational deeds. This includes being a pioneer and making more positive and impactful changes to enable the industry to operate in a safer, more sustainable and inclusive manner; a commitment to defend and empower those who work in the mining industry and beyond; and perseverance in the face of adversity.

About women in mining UK

Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in mining. We run programs and activities to advance women’s professional goals and career aspirations, from academia to the boardroom. These include a scholarship program with Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College London, an internship programme, a partnership with Women on Boards UK and numerous networking, educational and mentoring events.

WIM UK publishes articles and research on thought leadership, as well as the biennial publication 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (WIM100), which celebrates the contribution of women to the mining industry and identifies role models to encourage future generations of women to be mining as a Consider career choices. Visit our website for more information on joining WIM UK. Membership is free and open to everyone, regardless of gender or country.

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