Event Highlights: Shetalks Resources

May 8, 2015

Around 100 women and men donned the doors of the downtown Vancouver BCIT campus on May 4th to listen to the impressive stories of 15 women working in the British Columbia resource sector. As part of SheTalks first industry speaker series, speakers were encouraged to share personal stories on how the resource sector has shaped and impacted their lives. Each woman brought a different perspective to the table which made for a very enriching day.

For a glimpse into the event, the following are our 10 favorite quotes of the day.

  1. Sustain nature and nature will sustain us – Marian Adair, Nature Trust of British Columbia
  2. In business, one of the most beneficial things you can do is to understand your partners – Susannah Pierce, LNG Canada
  3. If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together – Maninder Dhaliwal
  4. There is no such thing as being an expert on your own, collaboration and diversity are key – Laurie Sterritt, BC Hydro
  5. Stories are the currency of relationships, be the conversation starter and tell your story – Janine North, Northern Development
  6. With a bit of Effort, even the world can be at your feet – Julie Payette as quoted by Cynthia Des Brisay, Fortis BC
  7. The road to success is always under construction – Maninder Dhaliwal
  8. Small towns teach you the most wonderful lessons on personal leadership – Janine North, Northern Development
  9. Seek interdependence instead of sheer independence – Laurie Sterritt, BC Hydro
  10. 3 keys to success are collaboration, commitment and compromise – Karen Brandt, Interfor Corporation

Promoting the power of action, the day left me feeling both proud and excited to work in such a dynamic industry. Not only are women making waves in a male dominated industry, we are a growing part of Canada’s economic development!

– Shannon O’Byrne

She Talks