In honor of Forest Day on March 21 and the beginning of Spring, we spoke with two women at the forefront of sustainable forestry to reveal the benefits of the wood products industry, mass timber building, and the growing opportunities for women in the timber industry.
"Everything I create has a story. It’s a piece of me. It’s something I want to leave behind for people to walk up to, feel it ... and say, 'Man, I would have loved her.'"
“My hope is to lead by example. I hope folks see how wonderful it is to be outdoors with their community, and want to join us.”
"...It can be lonely to not see your gender or identity reflected in the professional company you keep, but sticking it out through the tough and lonely times is worth it. Without more women being encouraged and supported to do this work, the needle of equity and inclusivity will never move forward."