• WIM of the country celebrates its first meeting in Chihuahua with Doris Vega at the helm.

• Mine Academy will develop, together with WIM, the guidelines for the badge for companies

Creel, Chih.- Next March, the WIM Seal will be presented, which will accredit companies in the mining-metallurgical industry that promote gender equality and promote the development of women and inclusion, announced the president of Mujeres WIM México, Doris Vega Perez.

In the First Assembly 2023 held in this municipality, with the in-person and online participation of members of the Districts that make up that organization, the national leader pointed out that the WIM badge will be awarded to mining companies that accredit indicators such as: improved remuneration for women, tending to seek equity; prevention of labor and sexual harassment towards women and equality of opportunities to develop a professional career.

Likewise, it must demonstrate or carry out the Installation of adequate infrastructure and equipment for women; Seek that women in mining have a balance between their personal and family work lives, as well as promote comprehensive health among working women.

He said that once the seal is officially presented, they hope to deliver the first certification in September.

The Distinction proposal was presented by the team from the Mine Academy organization, which carried out the evaluations of the companies that requested it.

Doris Vega clarified that the distinctive will have three categories: copper, silver and gold, as well as a special mention of platinum, which will be renewable each year, through a measurement scale of 100 points that will be achieved based on compliance with the indicated criteria. .

The Mine academy team for the development of the methodology and characteristics of the WIM Seal is made up of experts from the Autonomous University of Fresnillo (UAF), Tec de Monterrey and consultants with a long history in the mining sector.

WIM Mexico Districts

During the First Assembly, it was announced that the Districts of Sonora and San Luis Potosí will organize elections this year to renew their boards of directors, for a period of three years. Likewise, in the coming months the Districts of Oaxaca and Nuevo León will be constituted, and with this, the organization will have 16 Districts.

The presidents, vice presidents or representatives of each of the Districts presented their work plans for the coming year. Among the planned actions, the organization of forums, workshops and training courses stands out; agreements with business and academic organizations, as well as commemorative and social participation events, especially to support vulnerable people.

The Mexico City District will carry out a diagnosis of the working conditions of women in mining through surveys in companies; online forums managing anxiety and work stress, on how to direct the mind and achieve goals, as well as for the elimination of violence and discrimination. It will also organize a workshop for the promotion of gender equality.

It will organize a legal face-to-face seminar on mining, the environment; a management skills workshop and, in November, a conference for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

In Coahuila they will present a proposal for a welfare standard in mining, a talk with a gender perspective and will design a mentoring program to promote professional development and strengthen skills and leadership of WIM Mexico Women, while in Durango they will carry out two collections of backpacks and jackets for low-income children.

The Chihuahua District will organize a talk and a leadership workshop for women and the State of Mexico will develop a mentoring project aimed at strengthening personal autonomy and life project; a development workshop with equality and a culture of peace, as well as a forum on the role of women in the Mexican mining industry.

In the Guanajuato District, the members and their board of directors will organize the presentation of the book Women in Mining in Mexico and will coordinate a new book on the leadership of Mexican women; while in Querétaro they plan meditation sessions and a personal branding workshop, among other actions.

As part of the actions of its First Assembly, WIM Mexico Women visited the facilities of the Pinos Altos mining unit, of the Agnico Eagle company, located in the municipality of Ocampo, Chihuahua, in the Sierra Madre gold belt, where executives from the company showed them the actions they take to improve gender equity and inclusion.