Ashley Borzellino, Development Inspector/Operator in the City of Brantford’s Development Engineering Department, has been crowned Miss Canada 2023.
Borzellino is currently a Certified Technician (C.Tech.) with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and is working towards her Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T) designation.
She is a member of the Women in ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics’ (STEM) Committee and has been working as a Construction Inspector for over four years.
As the new Miss Canada, Borzellino plans to use her platform to advocate for occupational diversity with the objective of raising awareness and increasing women’s participation in STEM. In Canada, approximately 20% of the employees in STEM fields are female and only 5% work on site.
“As part of my Miss Canada journey, I really look forward to sharing my experience to inspire others to step outside their comfort zone and consider opportunities and roles that transcend gender norms and societal boundaries”, said Borzellino.