GLORIOUS LADIES OF ENGINEERING PODCAST!

CHECK OUT OUR SECOND SEASON, HAPPENING NOW!

MISSION STATEMENT

We are a group of Canadian Women in Engineering, inspiring other women to pursue and continue careers in engineering. Our intent with this platform is to share our stories through podcasting and address both our successes and failures to help one another succeed. This show will spotlight diverse women and their contributions across various stages of their careers. We will showcase their achievements, reflect on their challenges, and consider the issues that impact women today.

SEASON 2 EPISODES

S2E1: Why Engineering?

Released March 7, 2022

In our first episode of season 2, Nicole sits down with eight women to talk about why they chose a career in engineering.

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S2E2: GLOE Book Club - Invisible Women

Released April 4, 2022

In our second episode of season 2, Nicole and Neha discuss Caroline Criado Perez book Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men.

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S2E3: Who are your role models?

Released May 2, 2022

Our third episode of season 2 is the second in a series of seven Q&A episodes. Nicole is asking eight women - who are your role models?

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S2E4: What Challenges Have You Faced?

Released June 6, 2022

Our forth episode is the third in a series of seven Q&A episodes. This episode, we’re asking the women - what challenges have you faced in your engineering career?

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S2E5: What does your typical day look like?

Released July 4, 2022

Our fifth episode of season 2 is the forth in a series of seven Q&A episodes. This episode, we’re asking the women - what does your typical day look like?

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SEASON 1 EPISODES

PILOT

Released June 6, 2021



Who are the Glorious Ladies of Engineering and why are they doing a podcast?

S1E1: Meet the team!

Released June 23, 2021



On this episode we talk a little about ourselves and our vision for this platform.

S1E1 - Transcript

S1E2: If you think safety is expensive, try an accident.

Released July 7, 2021

We talk with Kayleigh Rayner Brown about bowties, combustible dust, and keeping the stuff that's supposed to be in the pipes, in the pipes.

S1E2 - Transcript

S1E3: Don't expect special treatment, but don't accept second class treatment.

Released July 21, 2021

We talk with Rebecca Jevnikar about communication and working remotely on a cross country team, how and when to ask for help, and why finding a community matters.

S1E3 - Transcript

S1E4: And I love manuals, technical documents, and spare parts!

Released Aug 4, 2021

We talk with Vivien Kossuth about being the last woman standing, the ways we are perceived, how much we love large equipment!

S1E4 - Transcript

S1E5: There is no ceiling for me.

Released Aug 18, 2021

We talk with Sahar Borodinas about taking advantage of the opportunites that come our way, the importance of mentorship and the responsibilities of leadership!

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S1E6: Everyone should have a mentor.

Released Sept 1, 2021

We talk with Erin Bird about the places her career has taken her, where saying "yes" can get you, and her extensive volunteer work.

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S1E7: You can only do things fast, cheap or good; and you only get to pick two.

Released Sept 15, 2021

We talk with Mary Filo-Shweihat about her 25 years of experience in both Canada and Syria, how the definition of what we North Americans consider "mechanical" engineering actually varies worldwide, and how her education and work experiences have shaped her love for her current career.

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S1E8: Challenge accepted.

Released Sept 29, 2021

We talk with Jelena Savic-Brkic about her career across Europe and Canada with high-level, big picture design concepts and net zero, sustainable, resilient buildings.

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S1E9: With engineering and business, at the end of the day you're doing it for someone else.

Released Oct 13, 2021

We talk with Suzanne Balima about the using data to find the gaps, empathy embedded in our solutions, and being a leader as your authentic self.

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S1E10: The team looks back on season 1.

Released Oct 27, 2021

In this episode, we take a look back at our first season of GLOE and talk about the lessons we've learned, the themes that emerged, and how our lives have changed since we started this project.

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Our Team

Nicole

Host/Media

Calgary, AB
(she/her)

Nicole

Nicole is an Associate in a mechanical engineering firm in Calgary, Alberta. She inspects plumbing, HVAC and fire protection systems for various new and existing buildings in Calgary and throughout Western Canada. When Nicole’s not working, she’s either podcasting, playing with her dog Maggie, running or reading a book.

Kaitlyn

Host/Editing

Calgary, AB
(she/her/them/they)

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn is a BIM manager for a mechanical engineering firm, focused on processes and workflows in virtual design and construction industry. When she’s not working she can be found enjoying some craft beers and sunshine and barbecuing.

Maryam

Host/Research

Ottawa, ON
(she/her)

Maryam

Maryam is a Afghan Canadian Electrical Engineer that works in the telecommunications industry. When she’s not working, she loves to spend her time hiking and lifting weights.

Cara

Host/Research

Toronto, ON
(she/her)

Cara

Cara is a queer mechanical engineering team lead from Toronto with about 18 years experience trying to save the planet from inside the building design and construction industry. When she isn’t working, she enjoys dance and martial arts.

Gina

Host/Media

Calgary, AB
(she/her)

Gina

Gina is a mechanical designer for HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems in new buildings and renovations. She currently spends her days at home with her two young children doing science experiments, visiting the playground and discussing the finer points of the question “why.”

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