EDMONTON – The Alberta Forest Products Association has announced the launch of its #WomenInForestry social media campaign. The campaign will profile five dedicated women, who have chosen diverse careers in the forest industry.

“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