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‘No limitations’: Natalie Peace at Weyerhaeuser on #TakeYourPlace
February 1, 2020 By Kristina Urquhart
Natalie Peace, mill manager at Weyerhaeuser’s Edson, Alta. facility, grew up having female role models in the forest products sector to look up to – her own family. Peace is the third generation of women forestry workers in the Canterbury, N.B.-based family.
For 18 years, Peace worked her way up at Weyerhaeuser and is now responsible for operations, people and safety at Canada’s first OSB plant.
She shares her story in the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)’s #TakeYourPlace campaign, which launched in 2019 to engage with women, Indigenous peoples and new Canadians about all of the career opportunities in the forest products sector.
#TakeYourPlace is part FPAC’s online hub The Greenest Workforce, which hosts a forestry job board, labour market information and a tool to understand career and education pathways.
“Over the last specifically 10 years, I’ve seen the doors open to females in forestry, especially in the manufacturing facilities,” Peace says in her #TakeYourPlace campaign video. “We have so many opportunities – there’s no limitations put on us.”
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This post is part of CFI, Pulp & Paper Canada and Canadian Biomass’ Women in Forestry project celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. Find more content here and follow on social media with the hashtag #WomeninForestry, as well as #IWD2020 and #EachforEqual.
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