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Recruiting women into your workforce… and retaining them! – Women in Construction 2022

March 10, 2022 | By Anthony Capkun

March 10, 2022 – Whether it’s resource extraction, home and building construction, infrastructure, Canada needs workers, and employers want top talent—both of which can be found among the largely untapped female population. Our panelists lend their perspectives and help provide actionable insights for recruiting and retaining women.


MICHELLE BRANIGAN is the CEO of Electricity Human Resources Canada, a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector. She has over 20 years of experience in project management, human resources development, recruitment, and curriculum development and evaluation, both in Canada and Ireland.

CASSIDY DEVEER is the President and co-owner of 3rd Generation Homes in Kelowna, B.C. She became the first-ever female president of her local Home Builder’s Association (CHBACO), inspiring other women to step up, and was able to finish her presidency with a balanced board of female and male builders.


CAROL MOEN, P.ENG., is a professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the petrochemical industry. She is currently the president & CEO of Women Building Futures, an established non-profit based in Alberta supporting women’s economic security. Prior to her current role, Carol served as the Registrar at the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

SARAH BOND, P.ENG., is the mine manager of Imperial Limestone on Texada Island, B.C., a division of Arcosa Specialty Materials. As one of the few female mine managers in Canada, she works with several advocate groups to bring more visibility and representation to women in the mining and construction industries.

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