Explore the world of women in science and engineering through the readings and links below!
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- Gender roles and not gender bias hold back women scientists: An article commenting on “A persistent problem: Traditional gender roles hold back female scientists” interpreting this article to say “no bias”.
Key words: gender, roles, scientists
“Gender roles and not gender bias hold back women scientists,” PhysOrg.com. (November 19, 2007)
- Catalyst report says executive gender gap remains: an article commenting on the slow progress of promoting women to executive ranks in Canada’s largest companies.
Key words: gender, executive, career, women
“Executive gender gap remains, Catalyst report says: Canadian companies making slow progress in promoting women,” CBC News. (3 March 2011)
- Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: a 2010 research report by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) presents compelling evidence about why are there so few women scientists and engineers.
- UBC Applied Science: Encouraging Diversity: Elizabeth Croft’s encouraging words and strategy to attract diverse and dynamic future leaders to engineering and science careers.
Key words: encouraging, women, NSERC
Cashman, Shantal, “Encouraging Diversity”, University of British Columbia Applied Science, 2011
- Tutorials on Gender Schema and Academic Careers: Dr. Valian questions why so few women are at the top of their profession. To provide an answer she takes research from psychology, sociology, economics, and neuropsychology.
- Women in Scientific Careers: An inquiry focused on academic careers, published by the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.
- An Assessment of the Working Climate for Engineering Faculty at UBC Vancouver, 2012/13: The Faculties of Applied Science and Science jointly assessed the working climate and status of equity and diversity for their faculty members in the Science and Engineering departments and affiliated major research centres.
- CCWESTT Policy Forum Report: Findings from the inaugural Policy Forum from the 14th biennial Conference of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology.
- Engineering For Change: a forum to connect, collaborate, solve challenges and share knowledge.
- Nova Scotia: Toolkits for human resources management, learning in the workplace, and creating welcoming workplace environments.
- BC Mining HR Task Force: Practical and useful online resources for primarily mining companies, but also companies of all industries.
- Smithsonian Magazine – Women in Science: Surprising Science: Ideas, innovations and discoveries by women in the world of science.
- WEPAN (Women in Engineering Pro Active Network): An online resource for research, best practices and professional communities dedicated to advanced all women in engineering.
- Advance: For the advancement of women in engineering and science careers in Universities in America.
- Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering. Promoting the broad implementation of the findings and recommendations of this 2008 National Academy of Engineering report.
- College Success For Women in STEM: A comprehensive guide for women interested in STEM disciplines, including online and campus-based resources.
- CCWE+20 (Canadian Committee on Women in Engineering) workshop on Women in the engineering profession
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