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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Antofagasta

Citizen APEC promotes women’s networks in the mining sector

In the context of activities associated with the APEC Chile 2019 citizens’ agenda, the Regional Network of ProChile’s Women Export program addressed issues related to women’s participation in mining supply companies, sustainable development and skills required for employment in the mining sector.

The APEC Chile 2019 citizens’ agenda traveled to the city of Antofagasta, where together with ProChile’s Women’s Export program, it is seeking to increase public dialogue around women’s participation in mining supply companies, sustainable development and employment skills for the extraction sector.


The event, which was attended by Antofagasta Regional Governor Marco Antonio Díaz, Ministry of Women and Gender Equality Regional Service Director Katherine Veas, and ProChile Regional Director Carlos Rivas, allowed women business owners in the region with exportable goods and services to create business networks and strengthen their sales skills.


This event is further evidence of our government’s commitment to achieving higher levels of inclusion and participation of women. We should never forget that women play a key role in exports,” said Antofagasta Regional Governor Marco Antonio Díaz.

For her part, Ministry of Women and Gender Equality Regional Service Director Katherine Veas emphasized how important it is to continue to promote spaces in which women can open up their networks to showcase their enterprises.


For his part, ProChile Regional Director Carlos Rivas stated, “ProChile wants to continue to offer training for female exporters, providing tools that will allow women to grow in the international context.” 


The event concluded with reflections on the importance of strengthening the abilities of female entrepreneurs in order to develop our economies in a more inclusive manner.