Meet some of the women behind student success

A collage of Polaroid photos neatly arranged. Eight of the photos are of women who work at SAIT. The remaining images are assorted shots around SAIT’s campus.
Plus, a 2023 International Women’s Day Conference recap and reading list recommendations.


Today and every day, SAIT is made better by the women who work here. Meet eight employees who help build the programs, policies, industry connections and campus culture needed for students to thrive.

🎉 Relive the 2023 International Women’s Day Conference

It’s a powerful thing when our students, employees and community come together to #EmbraceEquity.

On March 8, SAIT and Women in Trades and Technology hosted the fifth annual International Women’s Day Conference.

We heard from acclaimed artist Vivek Shraya on the importance of all women showing up for one another and uniting against misogyny. Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann, President of First Nations University of Canada, reflected on our shared awakening during the pandemic and the lasting impacts of Canada’s residential school system.

We awarded members of our community who are driving inclusion in trades and tech:

  • Influencer Award: Madeleine MacDonald, Instructor, School of Hospitality and Tourism, SAIT
  • Initiative Award: Marina Muenchrath, Operations Coordinator and Chair for the Emerging Leaders Group, Fluor Canada
  • Innovation Award: Elise Ahenkorah, Inclusion Strategist and Founder, inclusion FACTOR and #shemeets

We explored the importance of building community through the shared experiences of our esteemed panelists:

Afternoon workshops zeroed in on important topics like hiring for inclusion, women and wealth, sexual harassment and breaking barriers in male-dominated fields.

⏯ A recording of this year’s event will be posted in the days to come — check back soon.

📚 Add to your reading list

This month, the Reg Erhardt Library was thrilled to hand over their book list curation to the International Women's Day Conference committee and presenters. Swipe through their book recommendations and learn more about the guest curators.

Front covers for three books: Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez, Landed by Gayathri Shukla, and Comic Book Women by Peyton Brunet and Blair Davis

Building a more inclusive campus, together

Learn more about SAIT’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, including recent accomplishments and what we’re working on.

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