Meet Catherine Kuupol Kuutor, the first female manager of Gold Fields Ghana Limited

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The West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (WAIMM) celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of women industry professionals during March and April 2022, aiming to promote gender equality in mining.

Catherine Kuupol Kuutor, a trailblazing mineral engineer, has made significant strides in Ghana's mining sector, becoming the first female metallurgical manager at Gold Fields Ghana Ltd.'s Damang mine. Catherine's inspiring journey, from her education at the University of Mines and Technology to her leadership roles, serves as a beacon of empowerment for aspiring women in mining. Committed to fostering gender diversity, Catherine has established the Catherine Kuupol-Kuutor Award to recognize academic excellence among young female mineral engineers.

Her contributions and leadership have earned her prestigious accolades, underscoring her pivotal role in advancing women's participation in the mining industry. Catherine's pioneering achievements underscore the transformative potential of women in mining, ensuring a lasting legacy of empowerment and inspiration for future generations.

Explore the life of Catherine Kuupol Kuutor below.



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