PowHERlunch | Susan Eaton

On Friday, April 20th, we had the pleasure of welcoming Susan R. Eaton of the The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition to the Sunshine Coast.

PowHERhouse held an intimate PowHERlunch at the Gibsons Public Market and invited 15 local leaders to join us for a chance to connect, be inspired, meet Susan and tour the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre.

As time and energy are our most valuable resources, when we plan a PowHERhouse live event, three filters must be met?

  For what purpose?  A specific outcome or benefit can be named.
  Will it inspire leaders to take action for impact?
  Is it timely, relevant, and addressing issues/opportunities we are currently facing as Canadian women?

This event certainly exceeded all three, and it was a pleasure to bring awareness to Susan's passion and work in the world.  You can learn more about Susan and SEDNA here:

Susan Eaton and Char

Our guests learned about Sedna’s upcoming ocean expedition to Nunavut and Western Greenland in August 2018.

Susan also spends considerable time presenting Sedna’s Arctic Ocean program (which involves bringing the ocean to eye level for Inuit youth in northern communities) that’s designed to empower and inspire in K-12 and university students to be curious, to push boundaries, and to explore the planet. She also speaks at corporate events, industry conferences, not-for-profit fundraisers and at events promoting girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

A geoscientist, journalist and conservationist, Susan R. Eaton explores the world’s oceans—from Antarctica to the Arctic—in the snorkel zone, a unique land-sea-ice-air interface where exhalations from snorkels and blowholes comingle, blurring the lines between species…

  • Susan studies the interplay of plate tectonics, oceans, glaciers, climate and life in polar regions.
  • The founder and leader of the Sedna Epic Expedition, she documents disappearing sea ice in the Arctic and delivers ocean education outreach to Inuit youth. Team Sedna is comprised of women ocean explorers, scientists, educators, artists and scuba divers from around the world.
  • In 2015, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (the “RCGS”) named Susan one of Canada’s top 100 modern-day explorers and trailblazers. A year later, the RCGS named her one of Canada’s 25 greatest female explorers.
  • A graduate of Carleton University’ School of Journalism, Susan began her media career in as an on-camera news reporter with CBC-TV. Today, as a freelance writer, she reports on science and technology, business, energy, the environment, space, geotourism and adventure travel.

Follow more info:



@sednaepic (Twitter & Instagram)


Read an article on Susan in IMPACT Magazine here.

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