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2017 WIM/WiN Mining Week Networking Event
May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saskatchewan Mining Week is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the importance of our mining industry to Saskatchewan residents, Canada and the world and you are invited to participate in this celebration. This year’s theme is Mining in Transformational Times. We encourage you to use Mining Week to increase public awareness of our industry and the many positive contributions we make to the provincial and national economies. Let’s work together to make sure our neighbors know that Saskatchewan is a national and global mining powerhouse.
Women in Mining and Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan are pleased to invite you to our annual Saskatchewan Mining Week Networking Event!
5:00pm – 5:45pm Guests arrive – networking (bar open and appetizers available)
5:45pm – 5:50pm Opening Remarks, Welcome, Introduction of speaker
5:50pm – 6:35pm Guest Speaker presentation
6:35 pm – 8:00pm Networking (bar open and appetizers available)
Our keynote speaker will be Alicia Woods, founder and CEO of Covergalls Workwear and General Manager of Marcotte Mining.
Alicia started working in the mining and supply service sector in 2000 as part of the then family owned business, Marcotte Mining. There she held a number of positions from administrative to sales and marketing while studying business administration at Cambrian College. In Sept. 2008 she joined MacLean Engineering where she played an integral role in enhancing the company’s presence in the mining industry while building corporate relationships as Director of Sales – North America. As the first female board of director for SAMSAA, Alicia echoes the organization’s mission to promote the strength of Sudbury’s mining and supply industry. She’s also a strong advocate in encouraging more young women to consider a career in the industry. Part of promoting that field means creating an environment that acknowledges and then accommodates gender specific differences.
Being in the mining supply and service sector since 2000, Alicia identified a need for women’s specific garments and tools. As a result she created Covergalls Workwear, the Sudbury-designed and Canadian-manufactured coverall tailored specifically for a women’s physique and needs. The Covergall along with a growing line of workwear designed by Alicia is sold across the country. Interest in the product has been overwhelmingly positive since her appearance on CBC’s Dragons Den, with garments purchased by mining companies as far north as the Yukon and overseas in Russia. Recently, she returned to Marcotte Mining to assume the position of General Manager. Alicia has been named a Woman of Distinction by YWCA, Entrepreneur of the Year by Influential Women of Northern Ontario, a recipient of 40 under 40 by NOB and the the Innovation Award by BPW. This past March she received the 1st YMP (Young Mining Professionals) Eira Thomas award and was named to the 2017 class of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. Alicia lives in Sudbury with her husband and two children.
Alicia and Covergalls have been featured in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Financial Post and Flare Magazine. Alicia has appeared at speaking engagements across North America, from high schools to mining conferences and business luncheons. Whether she is speaking to a gymnasium full of young women, a boardroom full of mining executives, or before investors on national television, Alicia is an exceptional public speaker and communicator focused on motivating and educating her audience.
We hope you are able to join us!