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Changing Tides: Engaging Women in Ocean Industries

September 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ADT

Changing Tides

Women are significantly under-represented in the ocean industry, yet research shows that diverse teams perform better. Individuals from different genders, races, backgrounds and experiences bring different perspectives that lead to innovative solutions. With the number of jobs in ocean technology increasing, there’s more opportunity for women to not only gain entry in the ocean industry but to lead.

On Wednesday, September 16, we are talking with some of the most influential women in the ocean industry about their journey in the blue economy and the challenges faced by female workers who are considering ocean careers. Wendy Watson-Wright will lead the discussion with panelists Cheri Butt, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC), Sandra Greer, Corporate Director, ret’d President & CEO of Amirix/Vemco, Niru Somayajula, President & CEO of Sensor Technology Ltd, and Denise King, Vice President, Market Analysis, Planning and Support for Amirix Systems Inc.

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About Changing Tides

Changing Tides: Discussing diversity in the ocean industry is a panel discussion series addressing underrepresented workers in the blue economy.

Each month, we will be speaking with leaders in the ocean economy on the following topics, supporting the advancement of African Canadians in ocean tech, encouraging economic growth for Indigenous-owned companies, making space for women, scoping and retaining skilled immigrants and international student graduates, and shifting gears mid-career.


September 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ADT
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