UPCOMING EVENTS

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
 For more information on GeoWomen of Calgary, please visit www.geowomen.org
GeoWomen of Calgary is a GeoCommunity of the CSPG www.cspg.org
GeoWomen of Calgary is also a member of AWSN www.awsn.org

Be Story Savvy: How to Get Your Message Across with Story

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Join GeoWomen of Calgary for a noon-hour workshop with Jilliane Yawney, founder of A Narrative Approach.  Jilliane will be sharing the skills you can learn that will help you communicate with polish and influence.  (Tip number one: the most important thing you can do is become a storyteller.)

This workshop is for you if you want to:

  • Become a compelling speaker
  • Build your confidence
  • Present with power

You will walk away from this talk with an understanding of the importance of story and an awareness of the skills and tools that will make you a more powerful communicator.

 Tuesday, October 29, 2019
geoLOGIC Classroom, +15 Level, 2nd Floor, Aquitaine Tower
540 – 5th Avenue SW

11:45am - Networking
12:00pm – Presentation by Jilliane Yawney

Free Event – No registration required – Everyone is welcome!
Bring your lunch and questions

Jilliane Yawney Biography

Jilliane Yawney is the founder of A Narrative Approach, where she empowers entrepreneurs and business people to communicate with impact using story. 

Jilliane has been building the storytelling community in Calgary since 2012 when she founded the Calgary Story Slam.  She is a faculty member at the Mount Royal Conservatory in the department of Speech & Dramatic Arts and is an expert storyteller, public presenter and instructor. 

Jilliane spent 13 years in non-profit & management where she worked with teams to craft compelling narratives to better convey their message. She loves helping people build their voice and their confidence by guiding them to refine their message and grow their communication skills.  Her educational credentials include an Associates of Speech & Dramatic Arts, BFA in Theatre and a Masters in Library & Information Studies where she wrote a thesis on storytelling & education.

For more information on A Narrative Approach, please visit www.anarrativeapproach.com
 For more information on GeoWomen of Calgary, please visit www.geowomen.org
GeoWomen of Calgary is a GeoCommunity of the CSPG www.cspg.org
GeoWomen of Calgary is also a member of AWSN www.awsn.org