Lassonde to host forum on the importance of women engineers at the boardroom table

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The Lassonde School of Engineering will play host this weekend to the 2015 Women in Engineering Advisory Committee Fall Forum, organized by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).

This year’s theme is “Getting a Seat and Having a Voice: The Importance of Women Engineers at the Boardroom Table.”

The event will feature a variety of informative, experienced speakers who will share their knowledge over a full-day conference exploring how female engineers can ensure their voices are heard in the corporate world.

Guest speakers include Clare Beckton, founding executive director of the Carleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership, Maureen Jensen, executive director and chief administrative officer of the Ontario Securities Commission, John Koopman, partner at Spencer Stuart, and Tamara Paton, corporate director of Mountain Equipment Co-op.

The lunchtime address will be delivered by the Ontario Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues and Minister of Children and Youth Services Tracy MacCharles.

The afternoon session will feature a panel discussion with Claire Kennedy, partner at Bennett Jones, Karen Webb, chair of MicroSkills, Helen Wojcinski, president at Wojcinski & Associates Ltd. and senior associate at Modis Consulting Canada, and Catherine Karakatsanis, chief operating officer at Morrison Hershfield. The afternoon session will be moderated by Nancy Hill, partner at Hill & Schumacher.

The event takes place at the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence on Saturday Nov. 28 from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Tickets are available here or by contacting Eddy Evans, director of external relations, Lassonde School of Engineering.