“Inspired by the likes of Pat Dillon, Anna Tudela, Maureen Jensen and Deb McCombe, I saw that I could play a role in empowering and connecting women within the mining industry. And so Women Who Rock was born,” declares President and Founder Elena Mayer (IMBA ’15).
In 2015, Women Who Rock (WWR) donated $3,000 to the Schulich School of Business to create the Women Who Rock Award in Global Mining Management in honour of their first anniversary as an organization.
WWR’s gift has funded two awards, worth $1,000 each, to date. Awarded to a second-year female student in the Schulich MBA/IMBA program, specializing in Global Mining Management (GMM), “The WWR Award was created to recognize women who are passionate about the sector and active in bringing positive change to the industry,” says Mayer.
Last October, WWR presented their second award to Sophie Bertrand (IMBA ’16), who was pursuing the second year of her International MBA studies at Schulich, specializing in both Global Mining Management and Business and Sustainability. Accomplished and passionate about the mining sector, Sophie has over seven years of work experience in environmental consulting for the industry with world-class firms like AMEC and Golder Associates. Sophie recently graduated with her IMBA degree from the Schulich School of Business in June.
Mayer states, “We hope to inspire women in the program to take proactive steps while they are still in school so they will become an integral part of the positive change in gender diversity and mining.”
For more information about WWR and how you can be a part of it, please visit www.womenwhorock.ca