Marcventures celebrates National Women’s Month 2018

April 6,2018

As a committed supporter of women empowerment and gender equality in the workplace, Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) spearheaded activities marking this year’s National Women’s Month celebration.

Held every March of the year, MMDC joined hands with its women workforce in a forum on March 20, where the company’s female employees from all departments discussed their rights under the Magna Carta for Women.

They also explored the ways in which they can maximize their roles in attaining the company’s objectives for its impact communities, as well as how MMDC and its women personnel can further expand collaboration in the area of gender and development.

On March 16, MMDC also sent representatives to a seminar organized by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Caraga (MGB-Caraga) in consonance with the Women’s Month celebration. 

MMDC representatives Krystal Jade Pamitangco (Geology Department), Elma Rapal (Engineering Department), and Angelita Flores (Community Relations Department) joined hundreds of women from local government, academic institutions and civil society organizations in the one-day event.

The participants engaged in a meaningful discussion on how women can amplify their voices across the various segments of the society, and how they may play a larger role in nation-building.

For its part, MMDC will continue to promote human resource development as part of its core business practice—with a sustained focus on giving women employees more opportunities by continuing to develop gender-responsive policies.

True to this commitment, women occupy leadership positions in several company key departments such as Human Resources, Legal, Finance and Administration.

As a responsible miner, women are also assured a safe and secure workplace—MMDC being an ISO 18001:2007 certified company (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).

This year’s Women’s Month celebration is anchored on the theme: “We Make Change Work for Women” (a theme that will be used until 2022).

Indeed, MMDC will make change work for women—be it in the community or in the workplace.

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