Join us to launch the Generation Equality Campaign!
BPW Calgary's activities around Calgary and across Canada
Join us May 8th when Deanna Burgart P.Eng, CET, speaker, trainer, engineer and mentor hosts our Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event! She will share her personal story, the struggles of women in STEM and provide her perspective on women in this field. We invite you to be part of the discussion on how we can champion women in STEM and attract more women in technical fields.
The evening starts at 5:30 with an oppurtunity to network with supportive and like-minded women from diverse industries. Please RSVP by 11pm, Sunday May 5th to ensure your spot. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Deanna Burgart is a speaker, trainer, engineer and mentor that has a talent for identifying gaps and providing solutions to systemic, organizational and transformational change. She brings over 20 years of experience and education in energy and pipelines and is passionate about energy transitions and the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People. She helps STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused organizations move forward in operationalizing Indigenous inclusion and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.
Since 2017, Deanna has been working on an initiative Indigenizing pipeline curriculum through a pilot project with SAIT and Innotech Alberta, training 60 Indigenous students in Pipeline Monitoring. In 2018, she joined the University of Calgary as their first Indigenous Engineer in Residence.
As a formally trained musician and performer, Deanna believes that incorporating the Arts in STEM will engage future diverse perspectives. She is the President of Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc. and co-founder of IndigeSTEAM – A non-profit youth initiative that connects Indigenous professionals and youth in the spirit of mentoring and collaboration. They hosted their inaugural mentor’s leadership retreat in April 2019 at the Banff Springs Hotel focusing on how to better engage Indigenous youth in STEM outreach initiatives.
Deanna is a recipient of the 2019 Evolutionary Business Council’s Unstoppable Award, the 2018 American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s Blazing Flame Award, the 2017 Women of Inspiration Award for a Trailblazer in STEM and Oilweek Magazine’s Rising Star of 2015.
She can be found online at www.indigeneering.com or you can connect with her on social media:
Consistent with our mandate “to strive to improve the economic, employment, political and social conditions for all working women,” each BPW club is invited each year to prepare a resolution(s) on what they consider to be priority areas for women’s empowerment in their communities. The resolutions are drafted by their respective local committees and then submitted to the BPW Canada VP of Resolutions for consideration and review. All the submitted resolutions are then presented for discussion and debate at the BPW Canada’s AGM occurring late summer. Based on this discussion, the delegates from each club proceed to vote on the resolutions they would like to adopt as BPW Canada’s advocacy platform for the year. The Resolutions are then submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office for review and action.
Thank you for your input and support!
Many women fail to recognize opportunities to negotiate — about their compensation and roles, about the support they need to be successful, about the resources to get the job done, and about buy-in from their peers and those they lead.
We are excited that Nancy Stapley, Vice President of BPW Calgary, will host the Negotiating for Success workshop for BPW Calgary members on Saturday, April 30 from 10 AM – 12 PM.
This session will draw attention to how women can proactively negotiate for conditions of personal and career success, and assess ways that women may be unknowingly undermining themselves.
In this workshop, we discuss how, by mastering a few basic principles, anyone can become an effective negotiator. In role plays on effective strategies for negotiation, as well as possible compensation pitfalls and how to avoid them, we will explore how women can remain authentic and maintain interpersonal relationships while maximizing the value of their negotiation.
To RSVP, please email info@BPWCalgary.com.