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11.11.21 – Master of Forest Conservation Graduate, Dana Collins, Named to Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women

Dana Collins, a Daniels Faculty Master of Forestry Conservation alumna has been named to 2021 Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women. This list was released by Women's Executive Network, recognizing outstanding women across Canada who advocate for workforce diversity and inspire tomorrow's leaders. Congratulations to Dana Collins on her recognition.

Collins was selected in the Manulife Science and Technology category, for varied roles she played in challenging the status quo for knowledge, and female empowerment within Canada’s forest sector.

Dana Collins shares “I’m honoured to be named amongst this illustrious group of powerful women who are all committed to inspiring change. In a country that hosts 9% of the world’s forests, I feel fortunate to work within Canada’s forest sector, building a career dedicated to the sustainable management of our natural resources,” says Collins. “Inclusion begets innovation and I’m committed to making the forest sector more inclusive. Given women make up approximately 17% of the workforce, it’s imperative that we break down barriers, uplift under-represented voices, and encourage women to pursue rewarding careers in forestry.”

Collins is currently a forest professional in British Columbia, serving as the Managing Director of the Juniper Collective – a forward-looking inclusion and diversity consultancy that partners with organizations in the forest sector to develop practical solutions for respectful and inclusive workplaces. Dana has been widely recognized as a changemaker in the sector, pursuing every undertaking through a critical, intersectional lens. In her previous role as the Executive Director of The Canadian Institute of Forestry, she spearheaded a national initiative to support the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in Canada’s forest sector. Dana was previously named as a recipient of The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forest Management.

“When we actively enable for diversity and inclusion, and foster a sense of belonging, workplaces, industries, and whole sectors can only strengthen,” added Collins.

Join us in celebrating Collins on her many accomplishments at the Awards Gala on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

About The Juniper Collective

The Juniper Collective is an inclusion and diversity consultancy that partners with organizations to develop practical solutions for respectful and inclusive workplaces. By using data specific to an organization’s unique needs, the Juniper Collective creates individualized strategies for inclusion and diversity with a measurable impact.

About Women’s Executive Network (WXN)

Women’s Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization, is North America’s first and only organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. WXN operates in Canada and the U.S.

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SOURCE: The Juniper Collective

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