With more and more organizations moving towards adopting inclusive policies, I believe that we will soon see women holding top managerial positions and becoming role models for young girls keen on becoming engineers.
Sandhya Rasakatla - Zawar, Safety Officer Mining, Hindustan Zinc
Promoting inclusivity and diversity in the construction industry is essential to create a workplace where both men and women can work together effectively, breaking down gender-based biases and stereotypes.
Gender-based bias and stereotypes continue to be prevalent in many industries, including the construction industry, where women often face challenges due to the perception that they are less capable than men. However, it is important to recognize that times are changing, and both men and women are empowered to challenge these stereotypes and work together towards achieving a more inclusive and diverse work environment.
To achieve this, it is essential to promote mentorship and incorporate policies that focus on inclusivity and diversity within the organization. By doing so, we can create a more conducive work environment where men and women can work together effectively, breaking down gender-based biases and stereotypes.
One of the ways to achieve this is through communication and sensitization workshops. These workshops can help create a safe environment that promotes inclusivity and encourages more women to take on active roles in the construction industry.
With more women in leadership roles at Hindustan Zinc, we can create a more equitable and inclusive workplace for everyone.
I take great pride in the strides that the mining industry has made towards gender equality and inclusivity. The industry has been actively promoting women in mining and providing them with opportunities to build a fulfilling career.
Building a healthy work culture and providing diverse work opportunities for women will motivate more women to consider mining as a profession. Hindustan Zinc, for example, has been committed to having a diverse range of employees in leadership roles. With more women leaders in the top management, we can expedite the process breaking down barriers and stereotypes and create a more equitable and inclusive workplace.
Women can play a vital role in any industry, including the mining sector. However, it is essential to understand the industry and the various roles and responsibilities that exist within it before pursuing a career in mining. In this rapidly evolving industry, there are ample opportunities for growth and advancement, from entry-level roles to executive positions, based on the individual’s skills and interests.