Edmonton, January 29, 2019 – The Alberta Forest Products Association is proud to announce the launch of its #WomenInForestry social media campaign. The campaign will profile five dedicated women, who have chosen diverse careers in the forest industry. Join us as we meet a forestry student, a CEO, a mill manager, a power engineer, and a reliability engineer.
“We are honoured to celebrate the contributions of women to Alberta’s forest industry,” said AFPA President and CEO Paul Whittaker. “Over the past decade, the number of women choosing forestry careers has increased substantially. This means that not only is our workforce stronger today, but the workforce of tomorrow will also be stronger. Today’s women leaders serve as role models for the leaders of tomorrow.”
The campaign will feature five video profiles. The videos will be released at 10:00 am on the dates listed below. Videos and other content can be found on the AFPA’s YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook pages, as well as the Association’s website.
|Video Release Date||Profile||Organization||Community|
|January 29||Gillian Stauffer||University of Alberta||Whitecourt|
|February 5||Kathy Abusow||Sustainable Forestry Initiative||Ottawa|
|February 12||Natalie Peace||Weyerhaeuser||Edson|
|February 19||Jasmine Holinaty||West Fraser||Rocky Mountain House|
|February 26||Deanna Exley||Alberta Newsprint Company||Whitecourt|
Alberta’s forest industry is proud of its commitment to diverse workplaces. To learn more about our industry and the people who work in it, please explore our website or visit our Twitter and Facebook pages.