KNOVO: Supporting Women in Corporate Calgary

I love Calgary. But the fact that we are one of the “worst places to be a woman in Canada” irks me. We are a highly diverse, multicultural city with so much to do and so much to experience and I want people to see that. It’s time for change. It’s time to show people that Calgary is inclusive and diverse. It’s time to create an environment where women are fully participating in, contributing to, and leading efforts to build Alberta’s economy. And this is exactly what KNOVO aims to do. Continue reading

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Isabel’s Millennialogue: Work Hard, Play Hard

Sometimes I feel like giving up. Sometimes I feel like simply coasting through life and taking the easy route. I have to slap myself out of it and remember why I’m doing what I’m doing. Continue reading

Isabel’s Millennialogue: Why I Chose Engineering

In case you didn’t know, I’m a mechanical engineer-in-training (meaning I graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and I’m doing my 4 years experience before I become a certified Professional Engineer).  I took my National Professional Practice Exam back in January and saw that I was one of the handful of women in a room of hundreds of engineers-in-training!  I completely forgot how male-dominated this profession is. Continue reading