On Saturday, March 30, women from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area gathered together with a common purpose – to be inspired by female leaders and show their support for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
This event, hosted by Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada’s Golden Horseshoe West chapter, featured three of the Canadian nuclear industry’s senior leaders: Rumina Velshi, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Laurie Swami, President and CEO of the NWMO, and Carla Carmichael, Vice-President of Project Assurance and Commercial Management at Ontario Power Generation.
“I was honored to be part of this panel with Rumina and Carla,” said Ms. Swami. “I think it is important for women in the nuclear industry and STEM fields to support and encourage one another in our careers. I have certainly had the experience of being one of only a few women in the room. Events like this one provide opportunities to connect, learn from one another and help inspire the next generation of female leaders.”
Sponsoring this professional development opportunity is just one example of the support the NWMO provides to WiN Canada.
“We really appreciate the support that the NWMO has given WiN Canada,” said Lisa McBride, Manager of Stakeholder Relations at Ontario Power Generation and Vice-President of WiN Canada. “Laurie is an important voice in our industry and a strong advocate for women in STEM. It really makes a difference to have such consistent support from her and from the NWMO.”