Presidents Blog: May

Our May SCWIST board meeting was mostly about the upcoming AGM which will take place on June 18th at the Brock House in Point Grey. To prepare for the AGM, we reviewed the YTD financial report, went through the AGM check list and discussed each of the director’s report, all of which are for building the AGM package that will be sent to our members two weeks prior to the AGM as in accordance to our organization’s bylaws.

That said, the month has had a few more highlights for me that I’d like to share with you.

WiRL Summit:  

I was engaged in a series of online and live seminars by WiRL (Women in Real Life). Although many of the summit sessions were in alignment with our SCWIST goals, especially toward the Status of Women project, a few captured my attention the most. One was about using your passion + strength to build your personal branding and positioning yourself uniquely which I will share my learning with you in a later blog. I would recommend taking the chance and joining similar types of seminars when possible. They teach or remind you of important lessons we take for granted or forget about.

CIM Vancouver Convention: 

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) which is the leading technical society of professionals in the Canadian Minerals, Metals, Materials and Energy Industries, held their yearly convention in Vancouver this month.  I was able to attend a couple of events including the Women in Mining session at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Mining has been a controversial subject for me throughout the years and as a curious person, I’d like to learn more about it especially related to the aspect of social responsibility. So far, I have been able to meet quite a few intelligent and caring female engineers in the mining sector and hope to learn more about this industry and the role of women in this industry.

Back to AGM, I am looking forward to seeing you on June 18 as we go through our session with a little formal reporting and lots of fun and good food. SCWIST is here for us, for our daughters, sisters, and friends to support intelligent and amazing women to get where they deserve and like to be.