From Glass Ceiling to GlassSKY
Introducing Robyn Tingley and GlassSKY
We all know diversity and inclusion is important in any workplace. So why do some of our sectors of our economy have such a difficult time recruiting and retaining women. While women have become an important part of the workforce in many industries, there is a serious lack of females in science, technology, engineering, and math.
People like Robyn Tingley are trying to change this dynamic. Robyn was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada and started her professional career with the province’s telecom company. She was later tasked to a lead role in human resource and public relations for Ingram Micro, a leading distributor of computer and technology products, in both Europe and North America. After having her children, she looked for a change and decided to return to New Brunswick and inspire women and girls through her new organization, GlassSKY.
GlassSKY is dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of women and believes that females should be encouraged to reach their full potential in all industries. They do this through motivation, coaching, and mentorship as well as investments in scholarships, microloans, and in research.
Find out how to inspire the young women in your lives in this episode of the Boiling Point.
In this episode
- Robyn fills us in on the globetrotting path of her career.
- She tells us why she feels so passionate about inspiring women and girls.
- We hear about the three ways that GlassSKY inspires change for women.
- Robyn tells us about the importance of female role models in traditionally male career paths.
- We learn how employer education is a big part in changing male dominated industries.
- We discuss how technology education should be more prevalent for all genders at a very young age.
- Greg discusses a potential documentary about gender inequality in certain industries.
- Robyn discusses the role of school guidance councilors and how they need to make sure they are non-gender specific when suggesting career paths.
- There is a discussion of how we are more enlightened today, but there is a long way to go for equality for all.