Readings and Podcasts


“A Space of their Own? A feminist exploration of gendered spatial relations in Professional Women’s Organizations in Alberta’s Resource Sector” ~Master’s thesis by Alicia Bjarnason (2018)

Ms. Bjarnason investigates the “social relations and power structures involved within the work environment that categorized where women’s groups are created, why they are created, and the strategies used in addressing gender disparities and inequality.”

“Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men” ~By Caroline Criado Perez, Anna Sak ~Translator (2019)

From Goodreads: “Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap – a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women’s lives.”

Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family” ~ By Anne-Marie Slaughter (2015)

From Goodreads: “Now, in her refreshing and forthright voice, Anne-Marie Slaughter returns with her vision of what true equality between men and women really means and how we can get there. Slaughter takes a hard look at our reflexive beliefs—the “half-truths” we tell ourselves that are holding women back. Then she reveals the missing piece of the puzzle, a new focus that can reunite the women’s movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive.”

“Alberta Women in the Field, Geoscientists in the Resource Industry, Government Research, and Academia, 1914-1999” ~By Cynthia Nelles O’Donnell (2000)

“The interview-based study shows that while career opportunities for women in the booming Alberta resource industry are very positive, social attitudes are the slowest part of the job equation to change. While women are gaining senior technical and management positions, lingering social stereotypes and outdated exclusionary practices continue to exist, and women continue to have to work to overcome them. Despite these challenges, a majority of women geoscientists interviewed in the study are experiencing or have experienced fulfilling and financially rewarding careers.”


Women’s Energy Council podcast

“The Women’s Energy Council is an informal networking group focused on education, and enhancing women’s careers by sharing experiences and lessons learned. We bring you this podcast series which focuses on lessons and advice on transformational leadership by some of the most senior energy executives globally. “

(Ex)clusion – An exploration of all things Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Alicia and Marcie explore topics such as “EDI in times of crisis” to women’s career paths looking more like “Junlge Gyms” than ladders. Follow along.