The Women in Energy program hosted a roundtable lunch and recruitment information session with Cathy Chen (SIPA '17, Women in Energy member), Senior Advisor at the Canadian Department of Natural Resources who is currently working on Mission Innovation. Ms. Chen discussed her academic and job histories, career paths, perspectives on what it means to be a female leader in the energy industry, and share career advice.

Cathy also provided recruitment information on the Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program (PARDP) from the Canadian Department of Natural Resources and share her experience participating in the program. 

This roundtable was open to all students and Women in Energy professional members. 

What is PARDP?
The Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program (PARDP) is Natural Resources Canada's signature accelerated development program for Master's and Ph.D. graduates. Program participants learn how to effectively manage their careers and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in policy.