Alberta Forrest
Posted By AFPA |

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 YouTubeTwitter, and Facebook pages, as well as the Association’s website.

Video Release DateProfileOrganizationCommunity
January 29Gillian Stauffer
University of AlbertaWhitecourt
February 5Kathy AbusowSustainable Forestry InitiativeOttawa
February 12Natalie PeaceWeyerhaeuserEdson
February 19Jasmine HolinatyWest Fraser Rocky Mountain House
February 26Deanna Exley Alberta Newsprint CompanyWhitecourt

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.


Brock Mulligan
Director, Communications
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