Women in Mining helps key women at Techenomics

Apr 17, 2020 | mining industry, News, women in techenomics

Women in Mining helps key women at Techenomics

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In recognising the key roles women have played in establishing Techenomics as a leading total fluid management provider and in assisting ongoing development, the company is a strong supporter of Women in Mining (WIM) initiatives.

Women account for about 50 per cent of Techenomics’ workforce and occupy a number of technical, research administrative and supervisory roles. Women have been associated with the company since the business started more than 30 years ago.

As well as providing a valuable social network, the WIM initiatives in various countries where Techenomics operates provide an educational opportunity for women to advance their skills and abilities to contribute to company development.

Among the key contributors is Mongolian-based North Asia Business Development Manager Sugarkhorloo (Sugraa), who is quick to acknowledge the important role WIM plays in developing women as key industry contributors.

“Mining is an industry that has always been male-dominated, regardless of geographical location. I have attended many Women in Mining events to address this issue and encourage the employment of more women in mining,” she says.

“The intention of these events is to eliminate the many barriers for women to be given the same rights with the aim of reducing discrimination of women.

“Today many women still say their traditional family role is a barrier to them entering the workforce and this continues to be one of the biggest barriers for Mongolian women. Besides knowing and carrying out our family roles, women have to be powerful enough to express their feelings, stand up for their rights and have confidence to overcome this issue and in their ability to enter the workforce.

“To change this mindset, women need more training, mentoring and support, which initiatives such as WIM provide.”

Sugraa joined Techenomics in 2012, originally serving the company’s Mongolian division in a marketing role and has developed her confidence, skillset and experience to now serve the wider company in a business development capacity.

She is confident in dealing with some of the world’s largest mining companies with operations and interests in Mongolia as well as working on South Korean and Russian opportunities and introducing Techenomics total fluid management services to others.

She says: “I have been able to consistently explore this unique service and am still very curious about new technologies emerging in this field. As new technologies emerge, oil analysis & condition monitoring are becoming an increasingly important component of the mining industry – saving money, ensuring safe work and improving efficiency.

“Joining an experienced company with a vision for the future has been a great fortune for me.”

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Sugraa adds: “I appreciate being part of the Women in Mining series as is increases the inclusion of women in the mining industry which is an important process for the industry and for women.”

The company’s CEO Chris Adsett says: “Sugraa’s leadership of a young group of Mongolian educated chemical engineers and chemists has enabled the company to develop and grow as a truly significant Mongolian company with no non-Mongolian employees. This is an impressive feat that has allowed Techenomics to build a resilient operation in Mongolia and transfer training and know-how to the developing country.

“Sugraa has developed into a trusted and influential member of our global team and was recently scheduled to participate in the AusIMM Australian Women in Mining series, but was unable to attend due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. She was also recently nominated for the Austcham Women in Mining program in Mongolia.

“I am relying on Sugraa during these unprecedented times to assist Techenomics, its staff and customers navigate the major health challenges we all face with dignity, calm and healthy outcomes.”

Techenomics is experiencing growth and Chris Adsett says the company is proud of the integral role its talented and committed female employees play in this process.

“Without their input we would not be in the position we are today as an innovative, industry-leading independent total fluid management solutions provider.”

For more information about Techenomics International visit www.techenomics.net or contact Chris Adsett, c.adsett@techenomics.com; in Indonesia Freddy, freddy@techenomics.com; in South East Asia Siti, siti@techenomics.com, in Mongolia Tumee, tumee@techenomics.com, in Australia Jason Davis, jason.davis@techenomics.com, or in Africa Chris Adsett, c.adsett@techenomics.com.

Click here to download this release about Women in Mining as a pdf file

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