The impact of women lacking in engineering managerial positions
Forbes have reported more than once that companies led by women are more profitable, more competitive and better managed. In spite of that, female representation in engineering companies, let alone women in managerial positions still has room for improvement. Women lack of participation in the Engineering fields is due to different reasons: a work culture non-supportive of women, lack of career advancement, wide gender pay-gap, and the need to spend more time with family. Increasing the representation of women in Engineering is the natural path to creating a better understanding of the challenges faced by women, and to implementing solutions for other women in Engineering on how to overcome challenges and keep afloat.
It is possible to succeed and lead in Engineering
Claudia Villeneuve, an accomplished Engineer, mentor and advocate for APEGA 30 by 30, will be delivering a session on tools women can use to navigate the Engineer world and become successful leaders.
Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve’s Biography
Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve is a professional engineer, corporate and university trainer, and a diversity & inclusion champion.
In April 2019 she shared the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Champion Summit Award, from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. The award was given to the CCWESTT – Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology – 2018 Conference Steering Committee promoting diversity in the profession.
Claudia is the founder and two-time Chair of WES: Women in Engineering Summit, and is a professional speaker and corporate trainer specializing in the areas of Project Management, Change Management and Communications. She lives in Edmonton with her husband Norm and their 3 children.
Women in Engineering Virtual Event Details
Join us at the third Women in Engineering Summit and the first virtual one on October 23rd. A Keynote by Aerospace Engineer Natalie Panek opens the day to a line-up of speakers and panelists addressing: unconscious bias, coping with stress, identities and inclusion, dream jobs, and the importance of tipping the scale to 30% of women in the profession. Sessions will be interactive, and there will be 2 networking opportunities throughout the day.
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