Published: July 24th, 2010
Revised: December 29th, 2010
On Wednesday November 17, 2010 the Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario (EACO) hosted its first Women of EACO Pub Night at Marlowe’s in Richmond Hill. Kristine White of Sporometrics approached the EACO board of directors with the idea of hosting this inaugural event to recognize and support the involvement of women who work in the environmental industry. The EACO Board supported the idea, and the result was more than 30 women getting together for a fun night of networking, reconnecting with old colleagues and meeting new people in the industry.
The atmosphere of the night was friendly and relaxed, and the general consensus among the women present was “why didn’t do this before?” Involvement in the industry we work in is important, and this event recognized the need for getting as many people involved as possible. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going and hold more events to encourage the involvement of all EACO members, including the females in the industry.