Women of the Future conference highlights emerging careers, empowerment

Posted on Thursday February 25, 2016

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SUDBURY—On Thursday, March 3, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., more than 100 young women in grades 9 and 10 will meet at Cambrian College for the 14th annual Women of the Future conference.

This conference introduces young women to emerging and non-traditional careers, while highlighting ways to build confidence, resilience, and self-esteem. Participants will engage with inspiring mentors, learn about career prospects, and will be encouraged to imagine themselves in fulfilling roles in the future.

“Women of the Future offers a unique and memorable experience for the young women who take part,” explained Reggie Caverson, Executive Director of Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin, the organization that has provided long-term support for this event. “This year’s conference showcases exciting career opportunities from the skilled trades to the health sciences. Young women will have a chance to explore Cambrian College’s automotive, carpentry, HVAC and welding shops, and to visit the health sciences labs.”

As part of Women of the Future, participants will create personal vision boards in a self-empowerment workshop facilitated by Anick Gervais, a local motivational speaker and entrepreneur who has appeared on Big Brother Canada.

Exhibitors will also be on hand to promote volunteer activities and ways that young women may become involved with their community. The Women of the Future conference is possible thanks to leadership and support from a vibrant committee, numerous volunteers, the three local post-secondary institutions, and generous donations.

Date:    Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time:    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Cambrian College, Student Life Centre

See what’s happening or join the conversation on March 3 using the hashtag #WOTF2016 on Instagram and Twitter, or check out the Tweetwall at http://wotf2016.tweetwall.com/

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Contact:
Lynn Bulloch
Communications Officer
Cambrian College
(705) 566-8101, extension 6375
lynn.bulloch@cambrianinternational.ca

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