Women in Leadership: Christine Wilson draws inspiration from her female colleagues and mentors

Jun 20, 2023

Christine is a Senior Project Manager on Cambium’s Property Assessment and Due Diligence (PADD) team servicing the Ottawa regional market. An experienced project manager, with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental and building sciences industry, Christine enjoys the diversity of project work at Cambium. “Sometimes, a project can change in a blink of an eye and knowing when/how to shift priorities is key to a successful project. There is always a solution for any situation that may occur during the life cycle of a project. At Cambium, we are a one stop shop for most of our clients, so if I don’t have the answer, someone on the broader team will.”

Christine graduated with an Honours degree in Environmental Studies in 2008. Shortly afterwards, she joined an environmental consulting firm and noticed that the female representation was low. “When I first started, I was one of five females on a team of twenty-five people. This was common at the time as the environmental field was still relatively new. While there is still room to improve, the [engineering and consulting] industry has certainly evolved over the years. Women have grown beyond the traditional corporate roles and we’ve been able to foster a culture that celebrates the accomplishments of the women around us.”  

Christine is a strong believer that diversity drives creative solutions. “Women and men approach problems differently, and having that combination will give you the best outcome.” She is hopeful that more women in leadership will break down barriers for those starting their careers. “There are certainly more women in leadership roles now than ever before. I’m hopeful for the future, and excited to see the evolution and impact that women bring to the corporate world.”

Her advice for women entering the field? “Never let someone say you can’t accomplish something. Remember that regardless of the situation, there is always a path forward. I encourage everyone to find a mentor/coach, as I certainly wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for their support and guidance over the years.”


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