WiRE Networking Meet-ups

Compelling Presenters. Welcoming Environment. Women Only.

Join monthly discussions that focus on building networks for jobs and roles in the renewable energy sector.  WiRE meet-ups present a welcoming and casual opportunity to meet peers, share ideas and opportunities, and educate colleagues about projects and initiatives of interest to the group. All women working in a field related to renewable energy are invited, as are students and developing professionals who are looking for perspectives on joining the renewable energy sector. 

Alicia Woods General Manager at Marcotte Mining Machinery Services Inc. & CEO, Creator of Covergalls Inc.

Alicia Woods

General Manager at Marcotte Mining Machinery Services Inc. & CEO, Creator of Covergalls Inc.

Toronto WiRE Networking Meet Up

Registration Required


FOR STUDENT REGISTRANTS: In order to confirm attendance, you must register before April 19, and email Joanna Osawe (info@womeninreneableenergy.ca) detailing why you are interested in this event, and what you hope to learn from it. Please also include a phone number and email address where we can reach you. Please note that WiRE reserves the right to refuse tickets to students who “no show” at more than one event.

Wednesday May 24, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 PM

WhereKPMG 333 Bay St, Ste 4600, Toronto ON M5H 2S5
Cost: Ladies Welcomed - Always free!

WiRE Guest Speaker  - Join Alicia Woods,General Manager at Marcotte Mining Machinery Services Inc. & CEO, Creator of Covergalls Inc.

Alicia started working in the mining and supply service sector in 2000 as part of the then family owned business, Marcotte Mining. There she held a number of positions from administrative to sales and marketing while studying business administration at Cambrian College.  In Sept. 2008 she joined MacLean Engineering where she played an integral role in enhancing the company’s presence in the mining industry while building corporate relationships as Director of Sales - North America.  As the first female board of director for SAMSAA, Alicia echoes the organization’s mission to promote the strength of Sudbury’s mining and supply industry.

She’s also a strong advocate in encouraging more young women to consider a career in the industry. Part of promoting that field means creating an environment that acknowledges and then accommodates gender specific differences. Being in the mining supply and service sector since 2000, Alicia identified a need for women’s specific garments and tools. As a result she created Covergalls Workwear, the Sudbury-designed and Canadian-manufactured coverall tailored specifically for a women’s physique and needs. The Covergall along with a growing line of workwear designed by Alicia is sold across the country. Interest in the product has been overwhelmingly positive since her appearance on CBC’s Dragons Den, with garments purchased by mining companies as far north as the Yukon and overseas in Russia. Recently, she returned to Marcotte Mining to assume the position of General Manager.

Alicia has been named a Woman of Distinction by YWCA, Entrepreneur of the Year by Influential Women of Northern Ontario, a recipient of 40 under 40 by NOB and the the Innovation Award by BPW.  This past March she received the 1st YMP (Young Mining Professionals) Eira Thomas award and was named to the 2017 class of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.  Alicia lives in Sudbury with her husband and two children.

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