Women in Mining: How this Caterpillar Employee is Making an Impact

Lika Scott finds opportunity in all situations. As a Global Mining Sales Rep in West Africa, she works as an advocate not only for our customers but also other women within the industry.

Early in her career Lika learned there was more to the industry than what was taught in text books. This drove her to form an organization that empowers female leadership within extractive industry in Senegal: Women in Mining Senegal.

It is this organization that propelled her mission forward in making a difference. She continued to change the industry as she became one of the first African talents hired in Caterpillar’s West Africa district office.

Lika joined team Caterpillar in 2016 through the Marketing Training Class (MTC). She says the ability to continue her work in the mining industry was a key factor in her decision to join Cat, as she had worked as an engineer previously.

 “I used to be in the shoes of the customer in my previous roles, but with Caterpillar I get to think differently, listen to the customer and bring solutions.”

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