- Role Model -

Beatrice Clowe


Name: Beatrice Clowe

Occupation: Heavy equipment operator

Employer: Vale

Education: Underground Common Core training From Norcat in Sudbury Ontario.

Hometown: Sheshatshiu NL

Current community of residency: Torbay, NL

What does your typical work day involve?

12 hr shift with 2 weeks in and 2 weeks out. I mostly work with a development crew with further develops the underground mine at one of the two underground mines at Voiseys bay.

What do you love most about your profession? Why did you choose this career?

I love mostly about my profession is the family like atmosphere that we develop between your coworkers because the experience they have and knowledge is top class. Everyone looks out for each other and you have to give that trust back because working underground is a different world and everyone wants to see each other return home safe after two weeks. I chose this career because I was offered the opportunity to try something new with the underground training and ever since I've so glad I've chosen this career path. I have never known how many people from newfoundland there is in the mining industry. So amazing to learn from as a trainee entering this industry.

When did you realize you wanted to work in STEM?

I always loved to see people driving the heavy equipment and always wanted to try it out.

What were your favorite subjects in school?

My fave subjects was biology and English.

What advice would you give girls, who are still in school, who might be considering a career like yours?

It don't matter what age you find your passion just go for it!

Why do we need more women in skilled trades and STEM?

More diversity in this industry.

Who was your role model? What about this person inspires you?

What do you do for fun? What are some of your hobbies/activities?

What superhero do you relate to most? Why?

Anything else you wish to share?

I would absolutely love to see more women in this industry! I love celebrating new women who chose to go into this industry especially indigenous women.


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