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Edifice Complex Podcast –  #008 Cecilia Garay Chaparro & April Byers – Pushing Through

Edifice Complex Podcast – #008 Cecilia Garay Chaparro & April Byers – Pushing Through

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 139).

This is an extra podcast (dropping, March 1st) in addition to our usual monthly schedule. Our guests are Cecilia Garay Chaparro and April Byers.

For us this is a special and important episode of the podcast as it deals with issues women face in engineering. We hope, that through telling one woman’s story and suggesting some coping strategies, we can help inspire other women in engineering and help men understand what it is like to travel for a while, in a woman’s steps.


Cecilia is an Electrical / Mechanical Engineer and CEO of IIE SA DE CV, a turnkey building services and energy solutions contractor in Monterrey Mexico.

As a woman in Engineering, Cecilia has experienced and overcome many obstacles that frankly, many men in the same situation, do not encounter. Cecilia is not complaining, she is sharing her story on the podcast to:

  • Highlight what it is like to be a woman in engineering.
  • Enable men in engineering to see the world via a woman’s perspective.
  • Discuss strategies for anyone coping with same issues, man or woman.


To ensure Robert and I did not move off topic we also invited April Byers to help keep us on track and balance the conversation.

April Byers has a BSc in psychology and MSc in neuroscience. She is a registered psychologist trained in the areas of neuropsychology, community rehabilitation and disability studies. She has clinical training in assessment, counselling and family mediation and high conflict divorce. She has taught courses locally and internationally related to neuroscience research, cognitive assessment and applied behaviour technique. She works with children, adults and families and is involved in volunteer activities associated with improving the lives of children and families.

April is a regular guest on CBC’s Alberta at Noon and contributes to Tenacious Living Radio and contributes to podcasts and webinars for local family law offices.


For more information on Cecilia and her work:

Twitter: @cecygaraychapar


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For more information on April and her work:

Twitter: @neurothrive



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