IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 9, September 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Although Zimbabwe mining sector ministry is optimistic of attaining a 12 billion mining economy by 2023, diversity and inclusion continue to hinder the set target. Factors causing lack of diversity and inclusion in the mining industry include but are not limited to negative perceptions and attitudes about women potential in mining, lack of women role models to look up to, lack of mining equipment and facilities designed specifically for women, financial and workplace pressures, bureaucracy in acquiring mining claims and limited access to credit for boosting or starting mining ventures. However, while acknowledging Zimbabwe population demographics, much still needs to be done for Zimbabwe to promote full inclusion and diversity in Zimbabwe mining value chain. Zimbabwe population demographics account for over half the population being women.