March 8th marked International Women’s Day (IWD)! This year, we celebrated the achievements of women across the world with the theme #BalanceforBetter.
“At Kinross, one of our People Commitments is Champion Diversity, encouraging our employees to celebrate the achievements of one another and to promote different backgrounds in the mining industry,” said Gina Jardine, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources. “The theme #BalanceforBetter motivates our workforce to promote equality and work together to achieve better results across our operations.”
Below, see how the women across Kinross celebrated the special day!
The Toronto office kicked off IWD with a small celebration for all employees in the staff lounge.
Round Mountain partnered with ‘No to Abuse’, a non-profit organization that supports women facing domestic violence, to organize ‘moving out’ and ‘new mother’ baskets in support of people extricating themselves from abusive relationships.
Round Mountain employees smile for a photo while packing their baskets
Fort Knox partnered with the Fairbanks Resource Centre for Parents and Children (RCPC) donating approximately $1,500 USD to provide hygiene supplies, grocery cards and warm clothing items to members of the community.
Fort Knox employees pack supplies for members of the RCPC
In Paracatu, the team developed an internal campaign that dismissed pre-determined gender roles and promoted female empowerment across the site.
Paracatu employees gather for a group photo with their posters
In Chile, a discussion panel between senior leaders and employees took place on the topic of gender equality and ways to promote women’s involvement in mining in the region.
The round table discussion at Chile
Chirano hosted a mentorship forum, bringing together senior leaders and employees to share their experiences and successes in the workplace, and how to have a work-life balance.
Chirano employees at the forum, including Adriano Sobreira, Vice-President and General Manager, Chirano, front row center
At Tasiast, a reception was held for employees to celebrate the achievements of their female colleagues
In Kupol and Dvoinoye, common areas were decorated with spring flower arrangements and each woman received a flower from their colleagues. Later in the day, a small concert was held for employees.
Employees in Magadan visited a women’s oncology centre to deliver handmade inspirational cards to provide support and strength to patients.
Flower arrangements at Dvoinoye
Employees with their roses at Kupol
International Women’s Day brings people together to celebrate the achievements of women all over the world. It also encourages conversation and reflection on what still needs to be accomplished to achieve gender parity.