Conference by Mylène Paquette: Rowing Forward, One Stroke at a Time 

In honour of International Women’s Day, PSAC-Quebec’s Women’s Committee is proud to invite you to a conference by the extraordinary Mylène Paquette! 

In 2013, Mylène made history by becoming the first person (and thus the first woman!) from the Americas to row solo across the North Atlantic ocean. 

In this special conference to highlight National Women’s Day, she will talk about her experience. Did being a woman make it harder to organize this kind of adventure? What other challenges did she face? How did she feel during her solo crossing? Mylène will share some anecdotes from her journey that have led her to believe adventure can often be quite a feat for women!

A 15-minute question period will follow the conference.

All PSAC-Quebec members are welcome. The conference will be in French only. 

When: Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m. (ET)

Where: Zoom


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email explaining how to join the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you!

Arrival of Mylène Paquette in Lorient – Rowing across the Atlantic

Who is Mylène Paquette?

In November 2013, modern-day heroine Mylène Paquette put her name up beside the legendary women and men who have pushed themselves beyond their limits to accomplish the unimaginable. She completed a 129-day solo crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean, a vast sea that many a sailor dreads. She was the first person from the Americas to accomplish this feat! 

Since 2010, Mylène has been giving conferences to corporate staff and school-age children. She now offers an adapted service to further her mission and continue inspiring people in these challenging pandemic times. 

Mylène communicates her passion candidly and with humour. This passion has driven her both during her preparations and throughout her journey. Today, it’s this same passion that continues to push her toward new horizons despite the distance, seizing all the opportunities remote work offers!

View her full biography here: