A Great Industry for Women

By Jacquie Walters & Sandrine Marrassé

by dpadmin on 3rd December 2015

There are a lot of misconceptions about what people who work in forestry or wood processing do for a living. People imagine someone using a chainsaw in the forest or perhaps carting timber around a log yard.

The reality is that forestry and wood processing offer a wide variety of roles and plenty of opportunities for highly skilled professionals. The sector also has great opportunities for women, despite forestry’s reputation as a male-dominated industry.

Almost half of the management staff employed by Nelson Management Ltd (the management company for the Nelson Forests estate and Kaituna Sawmill on behalf of owners Global Forest Partners LP) are women, many of whom hold middle or senior management roles and have enjoyed long and successful careers in forestry.

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