GREATER SUDBURY, March 07, 2019 – Join the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce on Friday, March 8th, 2019 from 8:00-10:00 am as they host Samantha Espley, Director of Mining Technology & Innovation for Vale, for a breakfast address to celebrate International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day started in 1911 and is recognized annually around the world on March 8th to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Whether you are looking to enter the world of business and entrepreneurship or you are a seasoned professional, this event will leave you feeling energized, inspired and proud of women in business.
WHEN: Friday, March 8th, 2019, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
NOTE: Breakfast address is scheduled to begin at 8:50 am
WHERE: United Steelworkers Local 6500, 66 Brady St., Sudbury, ON, P3E 1C8
WHO: Samantha Espley, Director of Mining Technology & Innovation, Vale
The public and chamber members can find more information about the event here.
The chamber gratefully acknowledges the support of its generous sponsors for making the event possible:
- Gold Sponsor: Plan A, SHYFT
- Silver Sponsor: Regional Business Centre, DST Consulting Engineers
- Bronze Sponsor: BESTECH, Rogers
The event is open to the media. Media is advised to arrive at 8:50 am.
About Samantha Espley:
Samantha has earned her B.A.Sc. degree in engineering in 1988 from the University of Toronto and her M.A.Sc. degree in mining engineering in 1999 from Laurentian University.
Samantha is the Director of Mining Technology & Innovation for Vale Base Metals Operations. She leads a team of highly-specialized engineers and scientists providing technical support to Vale’s operating mines and projects in Canada, Brazil, New Caledonia and Indonesia. Samantha has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has worked at Denison, Dome, Falconbridge, Noranda, Inco and Vale. She has held roles in the technical, operations and management domains in mining and mineral processing.
Samantha is the incoming President-Elect of the CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining) and a board member of MIRARCO, Bharti School of Engineering, Canadian Mining Innovation Council, Global Mining Guidelines group, CEMI (Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation) and a past member of the executive board of Engineers Canada, Science North, and the Sudbury Branches of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Women in Science and Engineering, and Professional Engineers Ontario.
Samantha is honoured to receive the Women in Mining Canada’s Trailblazer Award, Engineer’s Canada Award, CIM Distinguished Service Medal, Mid-Career Engineering Award from the University of Toronto, the Management Award from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, and a fellowship with the Academy of Engineering in Canada.
Samantha and her husband, Marc Boudreau (CEO of BESTECH AND SHYFT), are proud of their children Amy, Eric, Katrine and Miranda. They enjoy living in beautiful northern Ontario and participating within their community.