Diversity and Inclusion in Industry – APEGA’s Current Initiatives and an update on the APEGA Workplace Barriers for Women study

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Join GeoWomen of Calgary & the Women In APEGA Advisory Group for a presentation by Alissa Boyle on APEGA’s current Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives and an update on the Workplace Barriers study.  

Alissa will speak to APEGA’s efforts to increase diversity and influence workplace inclusion by equipping, engaging, and empowering past, current, and future female professionals.  She will also provide an update on the Workplace Barriers study. Funded by the federal Department for Women and Gender Equality (WAGE), this study looks at topics such as pay equity, hiring practices, and advancement opportunities within the engineering & geoscience professions in Alberta.

 Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Scotia Centre, 4th Floor Conference Centre
225 7 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2P 2W2

11:45am - Networking
12:00pm – Presentation by Alissa Boyle

Free Event – Register Here – Everyone is welcome!
Bring your lunch and questions

Alissa Boyle Biography

As the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta’s (APEGA) Outreach Manager, Alissa Boyle leads the association’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, working to address key diversity and inclusion challenges in the engineering and geoscience professions. She also oversees APEGA’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) and University Outreach programs, designed to inspire and empower the next generation of professionals.

Most recently, Boyle has developed APEGA’s Strategic Plan for increasing the representation of women in the professions and is leading a 3-year project to foster inclusive workplace cultures within the engineering and geoscience professions. She is passionate about transforming workplace culture to increase employee engagement and mental health awareness. 

Ms. Boyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Alberta; a Project Leadership Certificate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT); a Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion through Centennial College; and is a Canadian Mental Health Association Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor. She is currently pursuing her Master of Education focusing on workplace learning and educational neuroscience. 

Alissa is the Vice-Chair for the City of Leduc’s Family and Community Support Services Board, is a recognized “SheInnovator” with the United Nations Women’s first Canadian chapter, was named one of the The Wanderer Online’s Top 100 Edmonton Women in Business in 2013, and Alberta Venture Magazine’s Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People in 2015.

For more information on the APEGA WAGE Grant Project, please visit www.apega.ca
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