For International Women’s Day, we celebrate two powerful ocean leaders who stand on guard for the sea on Canada's east and west coasts.
On the Pacific coast, Ocean Networks Canada’s CEO Dr. Kate Moran (left) is an internationally renowned ocean engineer who has led several major oceanographic expeditions. And on the Atlantic coast, Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright is CEO of Dalhousie University's brand new Ocean Frontier Institute. Dr. Watson-Wright brings 25 years of experience in the marine scientific research community including serving as Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s assistant deputy minister of science. This dynamic duo are leading the way for global ocean research and stewardship.
"International Women’s Day is particularly significant this year because of Canada’s appointment of women leaders at all levels of government." comments Dr. Moran. "Research has shown that when there are more women at the boardroom table, this results in a better bottom line, improved retention of top talent, acceleration in innovation, increased transparency, and better governance. Canada's national leadership has embraced this opportunity: for the first time ever, 50% of our federal cabinet ministers are women. From my perspective, individually and collectively, they are simply superb and serve as phenomenal role models for all of Canada’s girls and young women. So let's celebrate how we walk the walk for women, ask others to follow our lead, and shout to the rooftops that, in terms of women and leadership, the world needs more Canada."
Happy International Women's Day!