A Niagara engineer is being recognized in the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners program celebrating the achievements of women across the country.
Stephanie Thompson is receiving an award for her significant contributions to inspire and empower girls and women by breaking down barriers in science and technology sectors, and creating learning opportunities, specifically geared toward women.
The winners list was released Tuesday by Women’s Executive Network (WXN), and presenting partner KPMG, recognizing women across Canada who advocate for workforce diversity and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.
Thompson is receiving an award in the CP skilled trades category for inspiring women to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
An engineer with General Motors in St. Catharines, Thompson has pursued opportunities to advance to senior positions in her field during her 19-year career and is currently leading a team of nine engineers in manufacturing transmissions and gears at the propulsion plant.
A high point of Thompson’s career was leading the engineering team to launch the Gen V Engine assembly line, a $40-million investment, bringing manufacturing jobs to Niagara.