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Natalie Galley speaks to McGill University’s POWE network about expanding the limits of a career in engineering

Montreal attorney and patent agent Natalie Galley will be speaking at the first annual SymPOWEsium for Women in Engineering at McGill University. Hosted by POWE (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering), the conference will take place virtually via Hopin on March 13 and 14, 2021 for undergraduate women and feminine-identifying gender minority students in engineering at McGill University.

Natalie will participate in the panel “Expanding the Limits of Engineering” on March 14. Alongside other established female engineers, Natalie will speak about the wide range of career opportunities available to engineering graduates and professionals. Discussion topics will include the choice to diverge from a typical engineering career path, career challenges and opportunities, diversity in the workplace, and advice for feminine-identifying student interested in diverging from engineering.

Natalie received her law degree from Harvard Law School after completing a PhD at Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and earning a Master of Applied Science degree at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. With her background and experience working with clients in mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering, Natalie brings an inimitable depth and breadth of technical expertise to her legal intellectual property practice.

The theme for the inaugural SymPOWEsium is “Shortening the Distance”. In an increasingly socially distant world, the SymPOWEsium aims to foster an environment for attendees to build relationships with industry professionals and members of the POWE community through a weekend of virtual connection.

With a 30-year legacy of collaborating with both academia and industry, Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering (POWE) is a not-for-profit and philanthropic organization of students that aims to provide the resources and opportunities for women and feminine-identifying gender minority engineering students at McGill University to unlock their full potential and promote gender diversity in STEM fields.

Registration to SymPOWEsium is available here.

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