March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration to acknowledge the accomplishments and achievements of champions calling for a more gender-balanced world.
To mark the occasion, Engineers and Geoscientists BC Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division is hosting the panel discussion Career Hacks for Non-Traditional Professionals on March 11, 2019 at Telus Garden in Vancouver, BC.
The panel discussion will be an informal talk about issues, ideas, solutions, and advice to help grow a career in engineering and geoscience. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and interact with the panelists and fellow attendees, to talk about issues of career, lifestyle, family, and leadership, and to share their personal successes, trials, and challenges.
This panel discussion will be moderated by Michelle McLarty, P.Eng., the Vice-Chair of the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division, with a panel that includes Dr. Selina Tribe, P.Geo., Phyllis Chong, P.Eng., Mary Congdon, P.Eng., and Ruxandra Feduic of Telus Digital.
Dr. Selina Tribe, guest panelist and chair of the division says, “We're hoping for a lively, opinionated, wide-ranging discussion on these themes, and some laughs.” Selina believes the key in not feeling isolated in your career is to communicate to the broader community. “It’s an opportunity for our members and interested students and individuals to come together and meet each other, make connections, share stories and ideas, and basically feel less alone as they forge ahead with their lives.”
Looking to get involved?
Dr. Tribe says that by joining the division, members benefit from the connection to a wide network of professionals at various stages in their careers, discounts to division-hosted events, and updates about women in engineering and geoscience. Membership is free, and everyone—including men—are welcome.
“We see the division as bridging the technical and teamwork sides of engineering and geoscience,” she says. “Everyone benefits from more diversity and a broader network.”
To learn more or to become a member of the division, visit the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division page. For questions or more information, contact John Suyte, Program Coordinator, at [email protected], or 604.412.4885.
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