About the competition Who can compete? Female students in undergraduate and graduate studies and recent graduates working in mining-related disciplines (see Appendix A for more guidelines). What is it? WWR is offering ambitious and talented students the opportunity to be funded by an industry company and mentored by recognized mining leaders at the Third […]
Published 2016-05-24 | Uncategorized
Covergalls Workwear owner, Alicia Woods, was named a recipient of the 2016 Women of Distinction award presented by YWCA Sudbury in March 2016.
Published 2014-04-11 | Uncategorized
Here at WIM Community Portal we tend to mention women working in the sector rather than for the sector. Therefore, today I would like to give centre stage to 3 women entrepreneurs who are working towards improving work conditions for the women of our industry, initiatives set up by women for women.
Published 2014-03-21 | Uncategorized
One of most current issues in the mining community is the growing population of professional women who are actively participating in the mining work force globally.
I recently wrote an article entitled, “What Would We Do Without Women in Mining?” describing an organization recently reconstructed and reorganized into an association called Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury. This association introduces a week-long event outlining the importance of mining to over 1000 elementary and high school students.
Published 2014-02-28 | Uncategorized
For decades, women working in industrial environments have had to make do with gear designed for men. Because men’s work clothing is often ill-fitting for women, it poses a safety risk.
Published 2014-02-26 | Uncategorized
Covergalls is proud to be partnering with Dynamic Earth this season. Join us for their season grand opening on Saturday, March 1st. As always, Dynamic Earth is packed with fantastic earth sciences exhibits including their brand new “In The Money” exhibition.
Published 2014-02-25 | Uncategorized
Join Women in Mining Canada and Covergalls Tuesday, March 4TH, 2014 – 3:00pm – 5:00pmin the MTCC, North Building, Street Level: Room 105 for an International Networking Reception at PDAC.
Published 2013-12-04 | Uncategorized
The first ever coverall designed exclusively by women for women is now available at Century Vallen across Canada. After many trips underground in her capacity as North American director of sales for an OEM, Alicia Woods wondered why she couldn’t find a coverall that fit her properly. For Woods, it was not only a matter of comfort but safety.
Published 2013-09-09 | Uncategorized
Ask Alicia Woods about mining, and she’ll tell you she was born into the industry. Her father and grandfather both worked in heavy equipment design and service for underground mining, and she was raised in their shops.
Published 2013-09-03 | Uncategorized
SUDBURY, Ontario – The first ever coverall designed exclusively by women for women is now available at Century Vallen across Canada. After many trips underground in her capacity as North American director of sales for an OEM, Alicia Woods wondered why she couldn’t find a coverall that fit her properly. For Woods, it was not only a matter of comfort but safety.
Published 2013-08-13 | Uncategorized
It is now finally possible for women working underground in the mines to find coveralls that are specifically made for their needs. Alicia Woods, creator of Covergalls, has launched the new line of women’s personal protective equipment. “The first time I went underground and had to use the porta potty, I discovered the problems with the coveralls,” said Woods.
Published 2013-06-28 | Uncategorized
When Alicia Woods first started working in the mining supply industry 14 years ago, she had to get outfitted to go underground. It turned out to be a challenge because there weren’t many work garments made for women.
Published 2013-05-18 | Uncategorized
Mining is no longer a man’s world. So, why must women dress in men’s workwear? That’s what Alicia Woods of Sudbury wondered as she sat on a portable toilet thousands of feet beneath Earth’s surface with her coverall sitting at her ankles and the contents of her pockets scattered on the grimy floor.