Celebrating women in forestry
The Women in Forestry campaign promotes a true vision of 21st-century forestry, where silvicultural and technological advancements have helped breakdown gender barriers with women now equally well-equipped to take on the physical nature of forestry. Forestry is a sector where successful women have come to the fore in every role, from machine operator to chief financial officer and CEO of multinational companies.
This is the vision of forestry we need to promote, one where men and women can run operations, operate heavy machinery, own forestry businesses and conduct the research that is helping foresters to evolve and expand. Only by dispelling the myth that ‘forestry is male-only’ will forestry attract the brightest, most dedicated and passionate staff, irrespective of gender.