Kerri works in creative and marketing while Leanne works in engineering. Despite the differences in their roles and responsibilities, they have both recognized common issues that women often experience in the AEC industry. The growing presence of women in the industry opens up a different set of challenges and expectations, such as rigid communication styles, false representations of "empowerment", and uncertainty in calling out the quieter forms of modern bias. This webinar leans into the microscopic and macroscopic changes we can bring to both the workplace and industry by supporting the perspectives and skill sets that women bring.
Who is this webinar perfect for:
Date: Wednesday 5 August
Time: 17:30 – 18:30 BST 09:30 – 10:30 PT
Marketing & Communications Coordinator @ Fast + Epp
Kerri Kwong works as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Fast + Epp, an international structural engineering firm. She is passionate about generating fun and effective marketing and communication initiatives as well as exploring new diversity and inclusivity ideas. Although she is relatively new to the AEC community, she has always had an interest for creative architecture and design and is delighted to bring her professional and volunteer experience from other industries to the firm.
LinkedIn: Kerri Kwong
Areas of Expertise: Creative, Marketing, Diversity
Project Engineer @ Fast + Epp
Leanne Stinn grew up in Cochrane, a town just northwest of Calgary, and fell in love with buildings at an early age. Upon graduating high school, she felt torn between her passion for the arts and thrill of problem-solving. Opting for problem-solving, she went into Engineering and unsurprisingly found her place in Civil engineering, specifically structural design. Throughout her career, she has been a co-op student for Williams Engineering, a part of the drafting and design team at Arrow Engineering, and now works as a design engineer at Fast + Epp. It was at Fast + Epp that she has found her passion in engineering the design of creative connections and innovative structures. In her free time, she enjoys reading a good book, painting impressionistic landscapes, and volunteering on the crisis and support line at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton.
LinkedIn: Leanne Stinn
Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Engineering, Mass Timber, Diversity