In 2019, The WIMDI Speaker Series is inviting engaging speakers each month to give talks on topics that help women kill it at work.
Welcome to Talk 4 of 12 - Active Bystander Training: Stand Up, Step Up, & Stomp Out Inappropriate Workplace Behavior
Harassment remains a challenge for women in male-dominated industries. In 2016, according to Stats Canada, 19% of women experienced harassment in the past year. 50% of women report some type of sexual harassment over the course of their careers, and women under 25, indigenous women, and non-heterosexual women face the greatest risk, experiencing harassment at 2-3x the rate of the average woman. Unfortunately, only 25% of incidents are reported to employers, and women are largely addressing it on their own.
This talk will focus on teaching you skills and tools to intervene in workplace harassment on behalf of yourself or others. We'll cover: - How to competently handle a wide range of inappropriate workplace behaviors - Actions you can take to safely diffuse uncomfortable or aggressive situations - Reporting options and important information to record following an incident - Practical application of the skills you learn through three practice scenarios The goal of this talk is to give you the courage and skills to create a safe and respectful workplace.
This talk is co-facilitated by Susan Lomas and Julia Gartley from the Me Too Mining Association.
Susan Lomas, President of the Me Too Mining Association
Susan is the President of Lion's Gate Geological Consulting and is a professional geologist with over 30 years of experience in exploration and mining including 3D geological modelling and resource estimation. Her career has taken her to over 25 different countries and she has worked in many remote sites all over the world. Susan started her own geological consulting company in 2006 and founded the Me Too Mining Association in 2018. Mining has offered many challenges for Susan over the years, but she never allowed any of them to stop her from moving forward. Sue runs her company from an office in her home in Sechelt, and sometimes has the pleasure of watching pods of orcas swim by, or going out for a break to kayak with a pod of dolphins!
Julia Gartley, Director of Me Too Mining Association
Julia is the Director of Gartley Consulting Corp, and is a mineral processing engineer with over a decade of operational and corporate experience. Her career has taken her from large engineering firms, remote northern Canadian mine sites, to the corporate offices of junior and mid-tier mining companies. Julia started her consulting company in 2017 after completing her MBA, and currently focuses on project development, and operational support for all sizes of mining companies. Since starting her company, she has been able to travel to interior BC, Kettle River Washington, Salt Lake City in Utah, and most recently to South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She joined Me Too Mining in 2018, and if that isn't enough, Julia just signed up to run her first half marathon this year!
Doors open at 5:30 for mingling and socializing. The official start time is 6pm, with additional networking time to follow.
Hosted by Unbounce.
Attendance Notes: 1) Gender: This event is open to individuals of any gender identity.
2) Children: Due to the nature of the topic, this WIMDI event is unsuitable for young children. If you can organize childcare, we'd love to have you join us for this one. If that's not possible, then we'd love to for you to bring your little one to another one of our events where the topic is a little less intense.
Content Warning: 1) This event will feature discussion around the topic of workplace harassment. It will feature examples of inappropriate jokes, unfair treatment, and appearance-related comments. The presentation will not include detailed discussion of violence or sexual assault, but during the Q&A, the audience may ask questions involving more difficult subjects.
This is a networking group for women in male-dominated industries (eg: mining, finance, tech, engineering, construction, politics, etc.). We meet once a month for coffee/tea to chat, comiserate, strategize, and cheer each other on. It's a great way to connect with women facing your issues when they are few and far between in your work life.
Organization Contact Information
Vancouver Women in Male-Dominated Industries BC Canada