Women in Infrastucture (WIN)
I was recently honoured to make a short presentation to the Toronto chapter of Women in Infrastructure. Led by esteemed real estate lawyer, Godyne Sibay, WIN takes an intimate and strategic approach to advancing the influence of women in the infrastructure industry in the Toronto region has resulted in a series of discussions and insights into the some of the industries most topical issues.
Host Divya Shah, Director Transaction Finance at Infrastructure Ontario, had selected the wonderful Verity venue on Queen Street E, in Toronto, a wonderfully rehabilitated Victorian classic. The engaged and attentive audience provided a thoughtfully provoking discussion, raising some important and still unresolved issues. Thank you for the opportunity and thank you to WIN for the good work!
WIN’s mission is to help women to emerge as leaders in this growing field in which historically women have been under represented and to:
- facilitate professional development, advancement and support of women in the infrastructure sector
- promote the infrastructure sector as a long-term career option with a supportive industry-recognised network for women
- create a strong network of contacts to foster professional opportunities and facilitate collaboration between the public and private sectors
- provide junior women access to senior practitioners to develop career opportunities and mentoring relationships
WIN intends to further this mission through creating opportunities for women in infrastructure to engage in dialogue, discussion and professional development seminars as well as to meet informally and develop personal friendships.