Throughout history, mining work has been categorized as a
predominantly male-oriented sector, based on the misconception that
activities involving physical effort and the use of heavy equipment
were not for women. Here at Vale, we pride ourselves on working to
break these stereotypes and we have women who show that mining can –
and should – be done by all of them.
In the second episode of Mining By Women, a web series promoted by
Vale to extol the work of women in the mining sector, 3 black female
employees told their stories of overcoming difficulties exercising
their functions in Brazil. Now, 4 women of different ethnicities in
other Vale operations around the world - Malay, Indigenous (First
Nations as it is called in Canada), Indonesia and black - share their
experiences to show the power of diversity in business.
Discover the inspiring stories:
In the second season of the web series Mining By women, Vale will
address the themes of pioneering, ethnic-racial diversity, people with
disabilities, LGBTQIA+, young talents and leadership, through the
voice of the women who build these chapters in the company's history.
Throughout each episode, knowing each successful example, from
operation to leadership, the professionals show that mining is an
industry for everyone.
The web series is part of Vale's commitment to doubling female
representation by 2030, operating in an increasingly inclusive
environment. The videos were produced during the pandemic, respecting
all prevention and social distancing recommendations.