November Leader of the Month – Muriel Torchia Shyjak
|YCLM Member: Muriel Torchia Shyjak|
Company: MG Electrical/Mechanical Services Ltd
Title: Director of Operations – Owner
Featured Project: Promotion of Women in the Trades Project Details: Muriel has been volunteering her time to promote women in the trades since purchasing the MG Electric/Mechanical Services Ltd with her partner in 2016. She has worked as a mentor at the Young Women’s Conference in 2018 and 2019 that introduces high school girls to various training and employment opportunities in traditionally male sectors.
At the beginning of this 2020, Muriel spoke on a panel for Manitoba Women in Construction’s Building Her Story event, sharing personal stories and thoughts about increasing the visibility of women in the industry, as well as mentorship and building a professional network. She joined the Office to Advance Women Apprentices Advisory Board as an Industry Representative to help further this narrative.
Muriel actively recruits and hires women and works on connecting other qualified candidates to local businesses.