Happy International Women’s Day – March 8

March 8, 2012

According to the official website marking the day, International Women’s Day (IWD) “has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.” Today, IWD is recognized and celebrated in many different ways all around the world.

Read about IWD and how it’s evolved in the last 100+ years.

Did you know, women make up only a quarter of Canada’s electricity sector workforce? We learned this in November when Women-in-Nuclear Canada  and Skills Canada-Ontario launched their new position paper, “Women Working in the Skilled Trades and Technologies – Myths and Realities.”

Today’s statistics on women in the electricity sector demonstrate that we have an opportunity to maintain nuclear’s competitive advantage by becoming more proactive in attracting the best and brightest from the entire talent pool. Our industry needs skilled women working in trade and technology careers.

Read more about women working in skilled trades and the WiN/Skills Canada position paper on the TalkNUclear blog. CLICK HERE.

Women-in-Nuclear Canada is an organization made up of women (and men) from Canada’s nuclear industry and is celebrating IWD with some local events.

Celebrating Women, Inspiring Futures
WiN-Bruce and the Bruce Power Equity & Diversity Committee will be hosting a celebration, Celebrating Women, Inspiring Futures, for International Women’s Day on March 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the B10 Auditorium
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Int’l Women’s Day Speaker – Pembroke
International Women’s Day is a time to honour women who have touched us in our daily lives- our mothers, our sisters, our colleagues, our friends. It is celebrated on March 8th every year.
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Are you celebrating IWD? Please tell us how.

Happy International Women’s Day!

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