Why Women in Wood?
We can all relate to the feeling of gravitating towards a friendly face at a work event. Someone who stands out, like you. United by never having to wait in line for a bathroom at a function or meeting. This is how I met Jess, crossing paths at forestry events, always excited to see her, even more excited for a chance to work with her on forestry outreach and education projects. On one such occasion, while brainstorming ways to take over the world, we decided to make it offic
Introducing Women in Wood
Women in Wood (WIW) was created to bring together a variety of women from across Ontario and Canada who are out in the woods working passionately every day. While it began with a focus on those in forestry, it quickly broadened to include any woman working with, in and for the woods. The goal of WIW is to bring together women from across sectors including forestry, woodworking, arts, urban forestry, arboriculture and conservation to learn from each other and look for opportun