Women in Industry

 Mission – Why are we here?

Inspire and support the development of women in the forest products, pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and associated industries by serving as a resource for education and networking opportunities, that result in more women leaders in the industry, fostering overall industry health. 

Vision – What is important to us? 

The Women’s Leadership Committee will see:

  • A competitive, diverse and dynamic industry that offers long-term, fulfilling careers where women and men work synergistically
  • Easy access to a highly-valued portfolio of learning tools and networking opportunities to support personal growth and career development
  • An industry with raised awareness and heightened appreciation for how the differences between women and men can lead to a more integrated, engaged, and successful workforce

To carry out these goals, we set up 4 sub-committees:

  • Benchmarking: to develop metrics to measure our success Chair Paula Hajakian
  • Solutions & Strategies for Career Advancement: to address the priorities expressed in the survey we conducted in the community Chair Maja Mejsner
  • Celebrating Women Leaders/Awards: to put out there the profiles/stories of accomplished women in our industry to inspire others Chair Terri Robinson
  • Engagement: to focus on strategies to attract and retain the interest of women in the community Chair Marcina Rogers 

If you are interested in getting involved, please visit the Library for a more in depth look at the subcommittees via their Power Point presentations.

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