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Podcast: Valerie Gervais of Saint-Gobain Talks about Career Paths for Women in Engineering

SWE FY19 President Penny Wirsing talks to Valerie Gervais, SVP of HR for Saint-Gobain North America, as part of our Women Executives in Engineering podcast series.
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Welcome to Diverse, the podcast of the Society of Women Engineers. SWE supports the advancement of women in engineering and technology. You can find all of our podcasts on SoundCloudiTunes, and SWE’s blog, All Together, at

In this episode of Diverse, part of our Women Executives in Engineering Podcast Series, host Penny Wirsing, FY19 President of the Society of Women Engineers, speaks with Valerie Gervais, the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Saint-Gobain North America, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturers of innovative material solutions.

Several representatives from Saint-Gobain will be participating in WE18, SWE’s Annual Conference, in Minneapolis, and in this episode, Valerie shares her unique perspective on this year’s theme, Let’s Break Boundaries.

Tune in to hear Valerie’s insight about how a 353-year-old company continues to break boundaries and remain at the forefront of innovation, learn what it means to be recognized as a Top Employer, and walk away with some actionable advice to forge your own career path.

Don’t miss Saint-Gobain at WE18: Visit them at the career fair at booth #523. Then, join four high-ranking women engineers from Saint-Gobain for a panel discussion titled “Thinking Beyond an Engineering Degree: Tools for Successfully Navigating Your Career” onThursday, October 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center. You’ll learn about their non-traditional career paths, how they contributed to the success of their businesses and leveraged that to achieve unique career experiences and progression.

Saint-Gobain is leading a tour on Friday morning at 8:30 am to TRIA Rink, Home of the Minnesota Wild hockey team, and Carlijn Mulder, R&D Manager at Saint-Gobain company SageGlass, is leading a Tech Talk on Friday, October 19 at noon.

Visit to to download the app and register.

This content has been contributed by Saint-Gobain as part of a promotional digital content program.


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