Innovation, Community Engagement and Education

Sparking the Interest of Young Northern Women for Northern Careers in Geology, Engineering and Mining

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 10:40 to 10:59 Theatre 3


K.J. Nokleby (Presenting)
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions

Research has shown young women have decided against careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related fields by age 14. It is our goal to increase the number of northern women in geology, engineering, and mining related fields by developing and offering programs specifically for northern girls age 12-17. By engaging them at a younger age in the industry that so shapes our lives we hope to bring more diversity and innovation to this traditionally male dominated field. Partnering with TerraX Minerals, Girl Guides of Canada, Mining Matters, and hopefully others, we are looking for industry, government, indigenous and private sector support in achieving our goal of increasing the presence of women in our northern workplaces. This talk will share the planning and design phases of this evolving northern based program primarily lead by female professionals and executives living in the North.