News | 09/21/2022 Dream big, work hard, make it happen: the first woman driving Panama’s biggest mining truck

Nancy Lazo at her work place, the Liebherr T 284

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Even as a child, Nancy Lazo wanted to follow into her parents’ footsteps and become a teacher. Today, she’s not in a typical classroom, however, because she trains her colleagues instead of children. They learn from her how to operate a Liebherr T 284 mining truck, which is about three stories high and capable of loading the equivalent of 26 school busses. The fact that she works in a field dominated by men has never deterred Nancy. Quite the contrary – she always knew what she wanted and was thus able to realize her dream of being the first woman operating the 600-tonne-truck.

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