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Sudburian named Young Global Leader

Alicia Woods, manager of Marcotte Mining, has been recognized by the World Economic Forum for her work in the mining service and supply industry.
Alicia Woods (left) designed Covergalls, a coverall tailored to fit a woman’s body, for use by women in industrial sectors. File photo

Sudbury’s Alicia Woods has been named a 2017 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

It’s a prestigious recognition that acknowledges 100 people from around the globe, all under the age of 40, who are making progress in their respective fields.

Woods is the manager of Marcotte Mining, a company originally co-founded by her father Paul Marcotte. She is additionally the founder and designer behind Covergalls, a coverall tailored to the fit of a woman’s body for use by women working in industrial sectors. Woods is the first woman selected as a board member of the Sudbury Mining Supply and Service Association.

The 100 leaders selected as 2017 Young Global Leaders (YGL) will join the Forum of Young Global Leaders, which is made up of leaders from all walks of life, every region of the world and stakeholder group in society who operate as a force for good to overcome barriers that stand in the way of progress.

“We’ve asked these young leaders to join the YGL community because of their groundbreaking work, creative approaches to problems and ability to build bridges across cultures and between business, government and civil society,” said John Dutton, head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum, in a release.

“These leaders highlight the potential for innovation to correct the shortcomings in our economies and societies.”

Established in 1971, the World Economic Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.