#IAmConservation – Women in Conservation


Preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife.

As part of our 25th anniversary in 2018, the Latornell Conservation Symposium celebrated women working in conservation.

A series of social media infographics featuring seven women in Conservation is kick starting the conversation. Each infographic covers a career-focused theme and asked each professional four questions:

SCIENCE: How do you support conservation efforts in your daily work?

WORK: What are some of your career highlights?

DEVELOPMENTAL: What advice would give to someone who is interested in a career in conservation?

ASPIRATIONAL: What impact do you hope to make through your work in conservation?

Tell Us about Your Career in Conservation

Follow us on social media and share your own experiences and advice – #IAMCONSERVATION

Latornell Social Media:
Twitter @ADLatornell

Conservation Ontario Social Media:
Facebook – Conservation Ontario & Ontario’s Conservation Areas
Twitter – @conont
Instagram – con_ont

We invite you to also share your own experiences and advice in the comment section of the #IAmConservation blog.

Meet Some of the Women Working in Conservation

#IAmConservation - Jaya Soora

Feel empowered! Read more about Jaya’s role at the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority.

Meet Jaya
#IAmConservation - Kathy Smith

Change is good! Read more about Kathy’s role at Hamilton Conservation Authority.

Meet Kathy
#IAmConservation - Shauna Fernandes Chagani

Partnering for success! Read more about Shauna’s role at Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.

Meet Shauna
#IAmConservation - Lesley McDonell

Mentoring future leaders! Read more about Lesley’s role at Hamilton Conservation Authority.

Meet Lesley
#IAmConservation - Kari Jean

Hard work pays off! Read more about Kari’s role at Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority.

Meet Kari
#IAmConservation - Smera Sukumar

Endless opportunities! Read more about Smera’s role at Ontario Nature.

Meet Smera
#IAmConservation - Jo-Anne Rzadki

Dedicate your career to continuous learning and pay it forward.

Meet Jo-Anne