Investing for women’s leadership
Samra Alavi, Manager, SIOP
Pratt & Whitney Canada is proud to partner with Seize Your Future (SYF) because it shares SYF’s vision of “helping young women develop the skills and decision-making abilities that will enable them to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
P&WC, through its Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) was created to do much the same – to help P&WC’s women develop their own potential and feel empowered as leaders. It seemed like a natural fit – not only did it give P&WC an opportunity to give back to the community, it helped bring awareness of SYF and its leadership development program to P&WC employees and their daughters.
P&WC offers an annual scholarship to a deserving young girl to leverage personalized coaching and mentoring, as well as the opportunity to develop leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills. These skills are so important to young girls to help them develop the confidence to pursue their dreams and to strive for more. In the case of Gabrielle Goldman, last year’s scholarship recipient, the opportunity has allowed her to bring her passion for the environment and entrepreneurship to life. We are proud of her.
Here at P&WC, we are lucky to be surrounded with many female role models who have paved the way for many women to aspire for more. It is our hope that we can also do the same for the young girls in our schools and community.