WinSETT Leadership Workshop: Networks, Mentors and Sponsors

May 05, 2017

WWEST is excited to host the WinSETT Centre as they present all five of their professional development workshops in Vancouver for the first time. After successfully running this leadership program in Edmonton for a number of years, the WinSETT Centre is now offering it across Canada. These workshops are tailored primarily to early to mid-career women working in the traditionally male-dominated fields of science, engineering, technology and trades (SETT) but graduate students and upper undergraduates will also find them an incredibly valuable experience. The program has been developed by professionals based on the experiences of women in SETT and is grounded in research and practices that work. 

The fifth workshop, Networking, Mentors & Sponsors, will be on May 5, 2017. It will help participants to appreciate the role of mentors in supporting and advancing their careers, learn how to develop (and be) sponsors and mentors, and strengthen their networking skills. Register before April 25 to get a 5% early bird discount!

We are excited to announce that the opening reception of Creating Connections 5.0 will follow directly after this workshop. Registration for CC 5.0 is now open - click here for more details! Creating Connections 5.0 attendees can also receive $100 off their purchase of a General Ticket for this workshop by using the discount code CONNECTIONS100 and entering their CC 5.0 registration ID during registration. Note that only 10 discount codes are available, and the discount will only be applied to General Ticket purchases. 

When: Friday, May 5, 2017 (9:00 am - 4 pm)
Where: Dundrave Room at the Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Downtown Hotel, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Student Pricing $40 (Early Bird $38); General Pricing $199 (Early Bird $189.05)
Registration: Click here for more information and registration details.

Student pricing is subsidized by donations from WWEST and the NSERC CWSE Network. 

Workshop Speaker: Anna Stukas

Anna is responsible for leading Carbon Engineering’s government programs, and interfaces with a broad range of local, provincial, and federal agencies to secure and manage funding in support of CE’s technology development. Prior to joining CE, Anna worked with Angstrom Power, where her responsibilities included intellectual property management, technology licensing, product safety, and creation of international standards and regulations for hydrogen and fuel cells. Anna was a core member of the team that negotiated the successful acquisition of Angstrom by the BIC Group for $18.7M USD.

Workshop Facilitator: Cheryl Kristiansen, P. Eng.

Cheryl brings diverse expertise in project management, engineering innovation and leading transformative change in the SETT workplace. She has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, hands-on experience in alternate fuels technology, and senior leadership success in the oil and gas sector. As Managing Director of the Mitchell Odyssey Foundation, Cheryl developed a network of schools across BC with innovative programs that motivate and inspire high school students to pursue STEM careers. As Project Manager with SCWIST (Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology), Cheryl led the MakePossible mentoring project to advance women ( Cheryl is a certified Kaset Facilitator for quality service and created the "Wild About Science" Odyssey symposium for educators. She has delivered a variety of training workshops across Canada, including MakePossible Diversity by Design workshops at UBC, SFU, BCIT, TRU, UNBC and various industry events.