Wood Business

Virtual Event
Women in Forestry 2023
March 7, 2023 at 11:00am EST

Strategies for recruiting a more diverse workforce

Speakers: Heather Boyd, Executive Director, Forestry Sector Council

Employers need every advantage they can get to support recruitment efforts in this highly competitive labour market. This session will touch on what diversity is and why it is vital in the workplace. Forestry Sector Council’s Heather Boyd will cut to the chase, sharing today's current strategies and best practices to help you recruit and retain a more diverse workforce.

Heather Boyd
A dynamic, versatile, and proactive leader, Heather Boyd is dedicated to building and sustaining strong relationships to get things done. As the executive director of the Forestry Sector Council, she is spearheading the delivery of resources and supports that fortify a diverse workforce, developing a green and inclusive economy.

Previously, Heather worked with the N.S. Federation of Agriculture in its AgSector Program launch. Earlier, with Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia her proudest accomplishment was implementation of the province’s first bulk milk supply chain electronic data collection system.

Heather is currently vice-chair on the Maritime College of Forest Technology Board of Governors, poised to be the first ever female chair.

At home in Truro Heights, N.S., she is a devoted mother and an avid community volunteer who stays active. Heather enjoys dance, squash, kayaking, skiing, and music.