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Women In STEM Speaker Series St.Clair College

Women In STEM Speaker Series St.Clair College

By Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre
​​The Women in STEM Club Speaker Series Podcast is brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, at St. Clair College and hosted by Sue Taylor, the Program Manager of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Student Experience. Through interviews with women who have excelled in male-dominated industries & environments, women who are leaders, and women that serve to inspire, this podcast aims to support and foster young women, showing them that they can accomplish all they set out to achieve (and then some).
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VP of Construction at Hines Ltd.: Cori Linell
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features Cori Linell, Vice President of Construction at Hines Ltd. Cori is a Windsor native and grew up in LaSalle, now working & living in Chicago, Illinois. She has acted as a mentor and leader in STEM and her background and education are sure to impress. Cori shares her journey of how she got into the Construction Management industry, all about Hines, the company she works for, what her position as VP of Construction entails, and much more. We also finish off with some fun rapid-fire questions! Tune in to hear more about Cori’s story including: How she handles the day to day of the working in a “man’s world” & strategies she uses Advice she would give young females to help them excel or progress in their careers Some difficult situations she's faced at work and lessons she’s learned What success looks like to her in her career What she would’ve told herself coming out of school Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a new episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/5jkhdvPhZTU Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Produced by Elevate Podcast Co.: https://www.elevatepodcastco.com/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
43:22
May 23, 2022
Air Canada Pilot: Laura Cayley
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features Air Canada Pilot, Laura Cayley. Laura is Windsor born and raised, then went to Seneca College for Aviation and Flight Technology, where she completed her flying training. She now has been working for Air Canada as a pilot for 15 years. Laura shares her journey of what made her decide to become a pilot, what it’s like working in a male-dominated field with only about 5% of airline transport license pilots being female, what a typical schedule looks like for a pilot, and much more. We also finish off with some fun rapid-fire questions! Tune in to hear more about Laura’s story including: Some of the coolest things about being a pilot and places she’s seen How she maintains work-life balance as a pilot The rankings of pilots and qualifications required for each position Advantages and disadvantages of being a pilot Career defining moments she’s had throughout her journey Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a new episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/hWVAXPIV7dM Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Produced by Elevate Podcast Co.: https://www.elevatepodcastco.com/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
48:48
May 16, 2022
Forensic Explosive Chemist, RCMP: Melanie Brochu
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features Melanie Brochu, a Forensic Explosive Chemist, for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. From Sudbury, Ontario, Melanie has worked for the RCMP for the past 16 years and is a mother of two. After high school, she went to Laurentian University, followed by College. Melanie shares her journey of how she got into forensic science in the first place, what it’s like working in a male-dominated field, what a typical day looks like for a Forensic Explosives Chemist, and much more. We also finish off with some fun rapid-fire questions! Tune in to hear more about Melanie’s story including: Some of the most interesting cases she’s worked on in her career How she maintains work-life balance with an intensive career Some of the coolest things about her job & common terminology used in the field Advantages and disadvantages of working as a Forensic Explosives Chemist Advice for women working in a male-dominated field Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a new episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/KhOBrhZa7Wo Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Produced by Elevate Podcast Co.: https://www.elevatepodcastco.com/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
50:35
May 09, 2022
Engineering Senior Project Manager at General Dynamics Land Systems: Julie Sparkes
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features Julie Sparkes, who works in the defense sector as an Engineering Senior Project Manager at General Dynamics Land Systems and also happens to be a St. Clair alumni who graduated from the Mechatronics program. She leads multi-million dollar defense projects and has been recognized as a subject matter expert in her field. Julie shares her journey of how she got into the defense sector, how engineering runs in her family, her experiences with traveling for work & how she manages being away from home, and much more. We also finish off with some fun rapid-fire questions! Tune in to hear more about Julie’s story including: What attracted her to Mechatronics in the first place Interesting projects she’s worked on in her career What a typical day looks like as a Senior Project Manager Who has served as an influencer for her throughout her career Some of the advantages and disadvantages of working as a project manager in the defense industry Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a new episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/1PlNcI_KFpY Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Produced by Elevate Podcast Co.: https://www.elevatepodcastco.com/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
33:16
May 02, 2022
Producer and Director at Cogeco & Your TV: Marlene Corey
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features Marlene Corey from Cogeco and Your TV. Marlene is an award-winning television producer and director with over 30 years of experience. She typically finds herself behind the camera instead of in front of it. Marlene shares her journey of getting into the media industry, what a producer exactly does, how technology has changed throughout her career, and so much more. Tune in to hear more about Marlene’s story including: Pushing herself out of her comfort zone and why this is important throughout your career How she handles conflict when she’s the only woman in the group Examples of women who have defied gender roles that she has worked with How she continues to climb the corporate ladder while working in technology What future trends she see’s in broadcasting Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a new episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/TkZQDHItO2k Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Produced by Elevate Podcast Co.: https://www.elevatepodcastco.com/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
59:03
April 25, 2022
Project Manager for Z Modular: Allison Barnes
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features  Allison Barnes, Project Manager for Z Modular. Allison has 25 years of experience in the construction industry ranging from residential, commercial, institutional, high rise and hospitality. Her employer, Z Modular is a subsidiary of Zekelman industries, based in Kitchener with several plants throughout the United States, however Zekelman industries originated in Windsor. Allison shares her journey of getting into the construction industry, working in a male-dominated field and often being the only woman on-site, what attracted her to choose Project Management in the first place, and much more. We also finish off with some fun rapid-fire questions! Tune in to hear more about Allison’s story including: What her day-to-day looks like as a project manager and working away from home How she maintains work/life balance and hobbies that help her with this Mentors she has had along her career and how she is also a mentor to others Some advantages and disadvantages of working as a project manager in the construction industry What a career defining moment looks like to her Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a new episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/vwgSukfJ140 Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Produced by Elevate Podcast Co.: https://www.elevatepodcastco.com/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
41:40
April 18, 2022
Professional Athlete and Two-Time Olympian: Melissa Bishop-Nriagu
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features Melissa Bishop-Nriagu, a professional athlete, and two-time Olympian, who took home a gold medal at the Pan American games in 2015 and a silver at the 2015 world championships.  She is is the Canadian National record holder for the women’s 800M and also competed at the 2021 summer Olympics in Tokyo.  As a competitor and in the media, she is the epitome of dedication and grace and not only an elite-level athlete but wife and mother. Melissa shares her journey of how she got into competing in track and choosing the 800-meter race, what staying in the Olympic Village is like, any rituals or routines she has when training, and much more. We also finish off with some fun rapid-fire questions! Tune in to hear more about Melissa’s story including: Who she looks up to as an athlete How her coach has influenced her and got her to where she is today What a typical day in training looks like for her How she manages her time being a professional athlete, a wife, and a mother What she would have told her 19-year old self looking back now Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a new episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/LZbNJ8FT30c Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Produced by Elevate Podcast Co.: https://www.elevatepodcastco.com/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
31:10
April 11, 2022
Machinist, First Robotics Ambassador, Alumni of Distinction, WXN’s most powerful women, Metal Health Ambassador for CMHA: Elizabeth Moses
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features Elizabeth Moses, a Machinist and powerhouse promoter of women in trades.  She was recently recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women.  She has is a mental health Ambassador for the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association, an Ambassador to First Robotics and is one of this year’s, St. Clair College, Alumni of Distinction. After moving from South Sudan when she was 5 years old, Elizabeth Moses knew she wanted to make a change in her community and be a mentor for other young girls. Her participation in community events, including Build a Dream, has given her the opportunity to share her story and talk to young girls about how she got started as a general machinist apprentice. Since completing a pre-apprenticeship program, Elizabeth has been working at Windsor Mold Group as a 2nd year apprentice. Elizabeth shares her journey of what attracted her to working in the skilled trades, her plans to keep encouraging women to join the trades in Windsor-Essex, how she got involved with First Robotics how has it shaped her as a STEM advocate, and much more. We also finish off with some fun rapid-fire questions! Tune in to hear more about Elizabeth’s story including: Who has served as an influencer or mentor in the path to her career in skilled trades The importance of mentorship and her role as a mentor to the Windsor Enterprise Skills Training (WEST) organization What her role as an Ambassador of Mental Health entails Winning the WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women Awards in the Skilled Trades category What a typical day at the shop looks like for her & how an apprenticeship program works Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a new episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/DGmXLrbKshQ Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Produced by Elevate Podcast Co.: https://www.elevatepodcastco.com/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
31:10
April 04, 2022
Electrical Engineer & Global Prototype Manager at Ford Motor Company: Sandy Ilievski
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features Sandy Ilievski, an Electrical Engineer and the Global Prototype Manager for Ford Motor Company in Michigan. Sandy has long been a passionate supporter of St.Clair College and brought forward the idea for the One-Ford Capstone Event at St. Clair College. This event is an exceptionally rare opportunity to showcase projects from our talented St. Clair College Students in front of high-level Executives from Ford and Air Canada and other industry partners. Sandy is the kind of person who will tackle anything head-on and is the exact person you want on your team.  She has a magical way of getting things done and is the first person to step up to help others, despite being one of the busiest people I know.  She has mentored countless men and women and most certainly leads by example.  It is her mandate to make sure that everyone around her is in the spotlight, by encouraging them, providing sound advice, positivity, resources, and connections, to empower them to succeed.  She has also been a valued advocate and advisor for the St. Clair College, Women in STEM Club, and has led the “Women of Ford” support group within her own organization. Sandy shares her journey of what attracted her to choose electrical engineering in the first place, how she progressed through the ranks at Ford, what her position as “Global Prototype Manager” entails, and much more. We also finish off with some fun rapid-fire questions! Tune in to hear more about Sandy’s story including: How she manages to find work-life balance Who has served as a mentor in her career in Engineering The importance of mentorship and its role in shaping our future leaders Her great story of “Confident Cody” and “Un-sure Shirley” Career-defining moments she has experienced & advice for women in STEM Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/qDH8BC4oHKw Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Produced by Elevate Podcast Co.: https://www.elevatepodcastco.com/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
49:37
March 28, 2022
Chief Operating Officer of Behavioural Health at Henry Ford Health Systems: Donna Wellington
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features the Chief Operating Officer of Behavioural Health at Henry Ford Health Systems, Donna Wellington. Donna was born in Windsor Ontario and attended the University of Windsor for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as a Masters of Business Administration. Donna has served in a diverse range of positions throughout the Henry Ford Health System since 1996, in both inpatient and outpatient services. Early in her career, Donna served as the Nurse Administrator for Neuroscience and Maternal/Child inpatient units and the Minimally Invasive Surgical Unit at Henry Ford Hospital. Donna shares her journey of what attracted her to a career in healthcare, valuable leadership lessons she’s come across in her career, and moments that make her know healthcare was the right path for her. We also finish off with some fun rapid-fire questions! Tune in to hear more about Donna’s story including: Strategies to help women achieve a more prominent role in their organization What a typical day in her role looks like The importance of networking for women and building your tribe Who has influenced her throughout her career in healthcare The advice she would have told her 19-year old self Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://youtu.be/liDHgawBOzY Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Produced by Elevate Podcast Co.: https://www.elevatepodcastco.com/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
37:46
March 21, 2022
The First Female Chief of Police in Windsor Ontario: Pam Mizuno
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast, brought to you by the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This episode features the first female, Chief of Police in Windsor Ontario, Pam Mizuno. Born in Toronto, and raised in Brampton, Pam then moved to Kingston as the head coach of a gymnastics club. After attending the University of Windsor for their Social Work program, she then got hired onto the police force, and finished her degree while she was working. Pam was hired on as a Cadet in 1994 and has since moved through various areas in the police force including traffic follow-up, human rights projects, sergeant, patrol officer, investigative unit, and now Chief of Police. Pam shares her journey getting into the police force, having to prove herself in a male-dominated field, the many opportunities out there for women in STEM, and much more. Tune in to hear more about Pam’s story including: The percentage of women in the police force now compared to when she joined When she knew this was the job for her & the impact this industry has on people Who has influenced her throughout her career Finding work-life balance Advice she would have told her 19-year-old self Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode! Resources: Watch the full interview at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d13IDeYgUjc Website: https://genesis.stclaircollege.ca/ Connect with us on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stclairgenesis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stclairgenesiscentre Twitter: https://twitter.com/genesis_stclair
25:11
March 14, 2022
Women in STEM Club Speaker Series St. Clair College Trailer
Welcome to the St. Clair College Women in STEM speaker series Podcast!  I am your host, Sue Taylor, and I am the Program Manager of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Student Experience of the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Women in STEM club was founded in 2021 to fill a need to support female students at the College in male-dominated programs. For those who are unfamiliar, the acronym STEM stands for Science - Technology – Engineering, and Math, which more recently adapted to include Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing. Within the STEM Club we have students ranging from all different programs across the College.  Students from, civil engineering, mobile app development, millwright, heating refrigeration and air conditioning, data analytics, biomedical engineering, robotics, powerline technician, policing, construction management, and the list goes on and on! The St Clair College, Women in STEM club offers support, mentorship, networking events and opportunities, capstone projects, as well as guest speakers.  Our goal is to support and foster these women and show them that they can accomplish all they set out to achieve (and then some). This speaker series was developed to host what I like to refer to as “STEM Champions”.  Women who have excelled in male-dominated industries and environments.  Women who are leaders, and women that serve to inspire, and act as role models and mentors to these young women. This includes interviews with guests such as Windsor’s first-ever female Chief of Police, an Electrical Engineer, a Machinist, a three-time Olympic athlete, an award-winning Director/Producer, a female pilot, a forensic explosives chemist from the RCMP bomb squad, a cancer researcher, and many more inspiring women. Tune in to learn more about women working in STEM, their journeys, their challenges, their accomplishments, and much more! Are you looking to get into STEM, currently in a male-dominated industry, or just want to learn from some incredible female trail-blazers? This is the podcast for you! This is the Women in STEM Club speaker series Podcast.
02:16
March 09, 2022