International Day of Women and Girls in Science
UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science
| Date: 11/02/2022
Spotlight on Lydie Malaika
11 February marks the United Nation’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year, we spoke with Lydie Malaika, a metallurgical engineer at Kamoto Copper Company in the DRC. Lydie grew up in a family with five sisters and was deeply inspired by her father, who was a trained engineer in the field. Her determination and passion have guided her when raising her three daughters, who learn from her entrepreneurial nature and self-starting attitude.
Through hard work and focus, Lydie worked her way up to becoming the Electrowinning Manager at the mine – the first female in the region to gain this title. A trailblazer in her field, Lydie hopes to continue to inspire other women and girls in the DRC, who look to enter technical fields in the future.