On April 29, 2021, the Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) officially announced the winner of the Emerging Leader Award. Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTM) is proud to announce Marie-Eve Charest-Belzile, RTM’s Infrastructure Maintenance Manager, as the Emerging Leader Award winner.
Nominated by Shormilla Chatterjee, former SNC-Lavalin employee, she said this about proposing Marie-Eve, “I nominated Marie-Eve for the Emerging Leader Award because she is a fearless leader and mentor to both men and women in the infrastructure industry and nurtures new talent through her teaching work at Algonquin College. I’m honoured to have worked with her on both the Confederation Line and Trillium Line projects in Ottawa.”
On hearing of her nomination, Marie-Eve said, “It feels extremely gratifying to be recognized for the hard work I have put into many Canadian projects throughout my career. I want to thank RTM and SNC-Lavalin for allowing me to have a career filled with fantastic opportunities and to work with motivated colleagues and supportive leaders.”
Since 2010, Marie-Eve has been employed with SNC-Lavalin. She has an impressive portfolio as a professional engineer that includes major pan-Canadian infrastructure projects, gives back to the local community through teaching Project Management at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, and is active in the SNC-Lavalin Toronto Chapter Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.
Shormila shared her pleasure at reading Marie-Eve’s win by saying, “Congratulations to Marie-Eve for receiving the 2021 WIN Emerging Leader Award! With this Award, she has shown not just women but also the men around her what milestones can be accomplished when women in leadership positions are supported and encouraged. I can’t wait to see the wonderful things she accomplishes in her career! Bravo!”
WIN is a network that facilitates connections and networking between women in the infrastructure industry, gives them a forum to exchange ideas, and helping them shape the infrastructure agenda across Canada and globally.
The WIN Awards program was created in 2015 and featured two categories: Outstanding Leader and Emerging Leader.
The Emerging Leader Award recognizes the leadership skills, accomplishments, and vision of a professional with less than 15 years of experience in the infrastructure sector and who takes direct action to encourage the advancement of other women in the industry.