Posts Tagged ‘Science and Technology’

C4W Member Profile: Kimberley MacEwan

October 24, 2012

What is your profession? I am a Ph.D. chemist at MWV. My formal title is Technical and Applications Specialist for the Oilfield division.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? My personal life revolves around my husband and my six year old son (both Edward’s). My son is in grade one and active in sports, so we spend much of our spare time attending games and cheering from the side lines. However, the best part of my day is with my son at his bedtime. I lie beside him every night and we “chat” about anything and everything that interests him. These are the moments that matter and you remember forever.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? Just over one year.

What inspired you to become a member? The C4W is a wonderful support network for encouragement and connections.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? The C4W is a very positive environment for me. I love reading other blogs from a variety of different women – I find them inspiring. At MWV we have a women’s network and the C4W is brought up regularly as an organization for our female colleagues to connect with.  It is wonderful all the avenues available to women today – times are changing ladies!

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? I am very proud of my accomplishments as a woman.  I am so blessed to have been born a woman and in the century I was, LOL. I can’t imagine being a woman, with my personality, 100 years ago. Fortunately, I am lucky to work for an organization who does not look at your sex, but rather what you have to offer – what you bring to the table.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? No matter what challenges you think are in front of you, you can do whatever you set your mind to.  Life is too short not to “be all that you can”.  It’s never too late to start fresh.  In 1990, at the age of 28, I applied to a local University, in my home town, and was rejected. The reason stated was I was out of school too long. They recommended I take a year of high school upgrading and reapply, so I did. To make a long story short – In 2003 I completed my Ph.D. in Diffusion Chemistry. It was not easy, but it can be done. We can make a new start. All it takes is the right frame of mind and your potential is limitless.

How can people connect with you? Kimberley.macewan@mwv.com

C4W Member Profile: Ronnell Freeman

January 18, 2012

What is your profession? Private Investigator

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? Reading

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? 6 months

What inspired you to become a member?  I see how the center is helping woman succeed by having different events.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? I am able to meet and network with people I have never met with before.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? As a woman I am looked at as not qualified to do certain jobs, however this has only made me stronger after proving myself.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? I would like to encourage them by saying that success lies in the hand of the beholder. If you want it you can have it, it may not be easy but it will be worth it.


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