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AFPA Launches #WomenInForestry Social Media Campaign

Edmonton – The Alberta Forest Products Association is proud to announce the launch of its #WomenInForestry social media campaign. The campaign will profile five dedicated women, who have chosen diverse careers in the forest industry. Join us as we meet a forestry student, a CEO, a mill manager, a power engineer, and a reliability engineer.

“We are honoured to celebrate the contributions of women to Alberta’s forest industry,” said AFPA President and CEO Paul Whittaker. “Over the past decade, the number of women choosing forestry careers has increased substantially. This means that not only is our workforce stronger today, but the workforce of tomorrow will also be stronger. Today’s women leaders serve as role models for the leaders of tomorrow.”

The campaign will feature five video profiles. The videos will be released at 10:00 am on the dates listed below. 
Videos and other content can be found on the AFPA’s Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as the Association’s website.

 Video Release Date  Profile Organization  Community
 January 29  Gillian Stauffer University of Alberta Whitecourt
 February 5  Kathy Abusow Sustainable Forestry Initiative  Ottawa
 February 12 Natalie Peace  Weyerhaeuser  Edson
 February 19  Jasmine Holinaty  West Fraser Rocky Mountain House
 February 26  Deanna Exley  Alberta Newsprint Company  Whitecourt


Alberta’s forest industry is proud of its commitment to diverse workplaces. To learn more about our industry and the people who work in it, please visit our website or Twitter and Facebook pages.  

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