Retaining and Advancing Women Scientists and Engineers in the Oil and Gas Sector in ABIn this three year project funded by Status of Women Canada (Women’s Program), the WinSETT Centre will work with partners and stakeholders to undertake a needs assessment and develop actions to assist technical women to develop their leadership potential, and employers to implement policies and practices to retain and advance women in their organizations. Hon. Rona Ambrose made the official funding announcement in Edmonton Feb 18, 2014 on behalf of Minister Kellie Leitch. The first year of the Project, completed in Nov. 2014, included a networking forum, and surveys and interviews with women in the sector, as well as leadership and managers workshops. More details will be posted as the project proceeds. For more information on participating or partnering in the project, click here.
Gender Diversity and Inclusion – WinSETT/WorleyParsons PartnershipThe Edmonton office of WorleyParsons is partnering with WinSETT and researchers from the School of Business at the University of Alberta in its multi-year GDI project. WinSETT has delivered Leadership modules to three cohorts of their early-mid career women. In addition, WorleyParsons supported the development of a new Leadership Module. We have also delivered GDI Awareness modules to executives, department heads and mid-level managers, and results of all of the workshop deliveries are informing the research component of the joint initiative.
Recruitment, Retention and Advancement of Women – WinSETT/Suncor PartnershipSuncor, through its St. John’s Office has provided support to the WinSETT Centre for several continuing activities:
Developing Women’s Leadership in Engineering – WinSETT/APEGA PartnershipThe Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta has been offering regular deliveries of the WinSETT Centre’s Leadership modules as part of their Professional Development series for their female members in their efforts to retain and advance women in the profession. APEGA has been a strong supporter of WinSETT, funding the development of two modules (for aspiring women leaders and for managers), and also as a founding patron of the WinSETT Centre and contributor to our launch in early 2010.
Diversity Awareness and Career Development in the Mining SectorWinSETT is working with the BC Mining HR Task Force to develop a diversity awareness workshop to deliver to employers in the sector at the CIM Annual Conference May 11, 2014 in Vancouver. We will also be delivering a professional career development workshop for women in SETT in the sector.