WIN inspires Infrastructure students
Schulich Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) and MBA students were inspired and empowered by the annual Women in Infrastructure (WIN) Awards last month.
Sherena Hussain, Assistant Professor at the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure at Schulich, was nominated for the Emerging Leader award at the event in downtown Toronto.
Hussain is an advocate of WIN for female students since the organization creates and fosters a support network that includes mentors, champions and connections for women entering the field.
Andrea Jacyk, a 2017 MREI Candidate, is a student from Hussain’s Partnership Models for Infrastructure Delivery class who attended. She plans on joining WIN after graduation.
“I was impressed to see so many professional women (and some men) from all over Canada working in the infrastructure industry,” she said. “It was a good networking opportunity and I was able to learn more about the types of roles one could pursue in infrastructure.”
With over 1,000 active members across Canada and growing each year, Women in Infrastructure bi-annual and quarterly events are held across the country and attract significant interest. Steering Committees across the chapters have included some of the most senior women in infrastructure who have a keen interest in fostering networking and development of women in the infrastructure field.