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Nov 18 – “Business Etiquette for Women in Engineering and Computing Science” Panel

IEEE Women in Engineering Vancouver, SFU Women in Engineering Group and SFU Women in Computing Science present:

 “Business Etiquette for Women in Engineering and Computing Science”

 Unsure of how to make yourself stand out during an interview?
Want to learn to be fully prepared in networking situations?
Uncertain on negotiating for salary and benefits at a job?

Then come join us in our Business Etiquette Speaker Panel designed for women in Engineering and Computing Science! Learn tips to bring you from the interview stage to the job site, including interview impressions and skills, effective communication, workplace protocol tips and much more from top experts Anja Lanz (Autopro Automation Consultants), Helen Iosfin (Senior Project Manager, BC Hydro) and Rim N. Slim (Director, MDA).  This is also a great opportunity to network with other amazing women from IEEE WIE, SFU WEG and SFU WICS.

Event: Business Etiquette for Women in Engineering and Computing Science

Date: Friday, November 18, 2011
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Place: SFU Harbour Center Room 7000 in Downtown Vancouver            515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

*Refreshments will be provided

This event is an informal social gathering for students and professionals who are currently working in the Engineering and Computing Science field. Both genders are welcome.

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.  Please RSVP:


Note that we have very limited spots, so please make sure of your availability before registration.  Be one of the first 40 to register to secure your spot.

Panelists’ Biographies:

You can meet the following amazing women among our guests at this event:

Anja Lanz
Junior Engineer, Autopro Automation Consultants
President, Women in Engineering (Vancouver Region)

Anja loves challenges and variety in her work environment. During her education, she worked in the following areas: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Locomotives, Automotive Batteries, and Human Robot Interaction. After graduation, she was employed at Imasco Minerals Inc. as a Project and Research Engineer developing new ways to produce expanded microspheres such as Perlite. Her recent position in the Electrical Engineering field is as a Junior Engineer with Autopro Automation Consultants where she designs systems using automation and controls. Anja likes travel, driving, history, professional development, yoga, and psychology. She holds a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia.

Rim N. Slim
Director, Richmond Services & Human Resources MDA

Rim N. Slim is currently Director of Richmond Services and Human Resources at MDA, a company she joined over 20 years ago as an intermediate-level software engineer. She is also leading the competency management program to disseminate best practices and promote relevant skills development in Operations Management, Engineering, Business Development, Strategic Development, Procurement, Human Resources and IT, for the Information Systems division. A member of APEGBC, Ms. Slim has over 25 years’ experience in software engineering, technical training, project management, and operations management. She holds the Certificate in Management from SFU, B.Eng. and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University.

Helen Iosfin
Sr. Project Manager, Customer Care and Conservation, BC Hydro

Helen is currently the Sr. Project Manager responsible for number of large Customer projects in Customer Care and Conservation group and has been with BC Hydro for over 12 years. In 1999 Helen joined the company from H.A. Simons where she was working as a Power System Specialist. In 2003 she assumed management responsibilities for Distribution Planning and provided leadership in organizing and building a team of the new Distribution Planning Department. From 2009 she worked as a Director of Distribution Asset Management. Helen has over 25 years’ experience in various aspects of Power Systems.

Helen actively represents BC Hydro on a number of industry committees including Edison Electric Institute (EEI) as Executive Member, the Energy Task Force in Whistler, and represents Canada in CIGRE (Forum for Large Electrical Utilities). In addition Helen has published a number of technical papers. Helen is a Professional Engineer with a Master of Sc., Electrical Engineering degree.


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