Creating more choices for women

Mining program vies to boost confidence, knowledge and abilities
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/02/2015

Growing up in Peru 50 years ago, it was unheard of for a woman to enter the mining industry — there were even superstitions about women working underground, according to Anna Tudela, vice-president of regulatory affairs and corporate secretary at mining company Goldcorp in Vancouver.

Today, the world has obviously changed, but it’s still not an easy road for many women interested in the mining sector. Which is why Tudela started Creating Choices in 2010, a program at Goldcorp to help women grow both individually and professionally by building their confidence, knowledge and abilities and providing greater opportunities.