Engendering Engineering Success is a 3-year interdisciplinary research project that aims to take an evidence-based approach to increasing the retention of women in engineering by understanding and changing aspects of workplace culture that place women at a disadvantage.
WWEST is partnering with representatives from academe (social psychology, business and engineering), industry and industry associations to study, develop, and disseminate policies, practices and interventions that both support and reflect the real situation of women working in engineering careers.
The interdisciplinary team of collaborators includes co-applicants Dr. Elizabeth Croft of UBC, Professor Michelle Innes of the University of Alberta School of Business; Professor Emerita Valerie Davidson, Ph.D., P.Eng, past NSERC CWSE (Ontario); UBC Professor of Psychology Toni Schmader, Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology; and Courtnay Hughes of the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR), and Lianne Lefsrud, P.Eng, VP Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT).
This work is supported by the CWSE Network, the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering Trades and Technology, Engineers Canada, the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and WorleyParsons Canada. Funding is generously provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Extension of this work across all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and across Canada is under development. Read more about our project on Realizing Identity-Safe Environments.