Unit 319, 35 Bonaventure Ave.
St. John’s, NL A1C 6P2, Canada
(709) 754-7646 (Office)
(709) 746-4702 (Cell)
carolyn.emerson@earthlink.net
www.becomingleaders.net
Carolyn J. Emerson

Carolyn J. Emerson is the President of Carolyn J. Emerson Consulting, which offers services encompassing proposal development, project management, technical writing, fund development, and administration. Carolyn brings to her consultancy over 30 years of experience in academic scientific research and leadership in science promotion emphasizing women’s full participation in science, engineering, trades and technology. Carolyn’s contributions and leadership have benefited academia, non-profit and professional organizations, the education system and government.

Carolyn is co-author of the internationally lauded Becoming Leaders: A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology, and the author of numerous papers. She has coordinated a major national advocacy initiative in Canada, made presentations internationally, organized and chaired regional and national conferences, co-directed an award-winning science outreach program, and has made numerous appearances in the media. She does contractual work in Canada and the United States and currently is the Project Consultant for the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre).

Prior to establishing her company, Carolyn was Interim Director of the Office for Women in Science and Engineering at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Previous to that, she held the position of Professional Assistant to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Atlantic Region. She also worked for 25 years as a university scientific researcher including 17 years managing a research unit.

In her extensive community service, Carolyn served as President of the non-profit organization WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Newfoundland and Labrador, was the founding Chair of the Board of the Newfoundland Science Centre, and has served on numerous government committees.

Carolyn holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto, and a M.Sc. in Biology from Memorial University. She is the recipient of several awards for excellence, leadership, and public service.