Wood Business

Virtual Event
Women in Forestry 2024
March 8, 2024 at 11:00am EST

1:15pm – 1:45pm
Mentorship and workforce development in the forest and conservation sector

Speakers:
  • Kathy Abusow, President and CEO, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada
  • Catherine Langille, Indigenous Relations Coordinator, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and PLT Canada
You would not want to miss this insightful session where we'll address the persistent gender gap in Canada's forest sector. Despite some progress, women remain vastly underrepresented, comprising only 17 per cent of the workforce. Kathy will delve into the power of mentorship and wraparound career support systems in paving the way for young women to succeed in forestry. Catherine will share her journey from mentee to mentor in PLT Canada's Green Mentor program, shedding light on its transformative impact.