Elevating Women's Voices in Forestry

Last month, I had the great honor of speaking at the inaugural Women’s Forest Congress in Minneapolis. Organized over three days, the congress drew close to 500 people, mostly women, from across the forest sector to share perspectives and develop strategies and solutions to address some of the most pressing challenges for forests — and also the vital role of women in addressing them. ... Read More
November 22, 2022

Gaining Inclusion Momentum

This month, Empowering Women of Weyerhaeuser — a.k.a. E-WOW — celebrated its one-year anniversary since launching in October of last year. E-WOW was the first of our employee resource groups to relaunch with a fresh purpose and strategy, and by the end of this year its employee-led leadership team will have organized 11 virtual events on a variety of topics with different formats, including speaker panels, networking sessions and book/podcast discussions. During that time, E-WOW membership has grown to include nearly 250 employees (women and men) from all over the company. ... Read More
October 26, 2022

Why Diverse Hiring Teams Matter

A couple of years ago, I was part of a hiring team interviewing external candidates for a critical role in our business. There was one candidate in particular who was very impressive, and when it came time for her to ask us questions at the end of the interview, she asked: “What do you enjoy most about working at Weyerhaeuser?” ... Read More
September 9, 2022

Ron Crear Is Weyerhaeuser’s Evangelist for Inclusion and Fairness

Like many of us, Ron Crear was raised thinking topics like race and gender were taboo. Then he was offered the opportunity to attend the Defense Equal Opportunity Institute while serving in the Air Force and became a military equal opportunity specialist. ... Read More
July 29, 2022

So Much Violence

I’m sure many of you have been following the news about the horrifying shootings this past weekend that killed 11 people in separate acts of racially motivated violence and hate. One targeted Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., and another targeted a Taiwanese church in California. There’s no way to get past the shock and senselessness of it — lives stolen and shattered, cities fearful and heartbroken — and how these crimes will echo through so many of our communities. ... Read More
May 17, 2022