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November 2011

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HuffingtonPost:Eye Contact and Power: Work Advice for Women

An article in The Huffington Post by Barbara Hannah Grufferman explores gender schema and the reasons why very few women occupy positions of power Please click here for the full article.

Purdue University experiences increase in first-year female engineering enrollment

Purdue University’s College of Engineering reported a 31% increase of first-year female engineering enrollment in 2011/2012 compared the 2010/2011 year. The director of the college’s Women in Engineering Program (WIEP), Beth Holloway, indicates one factor that likely caused the increase was how Purdue’s faculty, staff and students talked about engineering to high school students. To […]

Nov 30 – Memorial Service

On December 6, 1989, an armed man walked into an engineering class at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. After forcing the men to leave, he stated that he hated feminists. He started shooting the women in the class, then beyond it. At the end of his killing rampage, he shot himself. Attend this memorial for the […]

Feb 9 – Leader Luncheon and AGM

Save the date for the next Women in Energy Leader Luncheon combined with the BC Women in Energy Network AGM on February 9, 2012! Speaker and venue information will be released shortly. Nominations for the new BCWEN board of directors will be accepted.  Information about the BC Women in Energy Network can be found online […]

Forbes: The 10 Worst Stereotypes About Powerful Women

Women continue climbing the rungs of power—building their ranks as heads of state, corporate leaders and media influencers—but their minority status means they still face harsh, limiting assessments based on their gender. “Women are being judged more, even by other women,” said Valerie Young, Ed.D., author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women. While male leaders are allowed to […]

Nov 18 – “Business Etiquette for Women in Engineering and Computing Science” Panel

IEEE Women in Engineering Vancouver, SFU Women in Engineering Group and SFU Women in Computing Science present:  “Business Etiquette for Women in Engineering and Computing Science”  Unsure of how to make yourself stand out during an interview? Want to learn to be fully prepared in networking situations? Uncertain on negotiating for salary and benefits at […]

Nov 30 – SCWIST IWIS Program Presentation: “Major Cultural Challenges Facing Female Minorities in Engineering and Sciences”

SCWIST’s Immigrating Women In Science (IWIS) Program  is hosting a special presentation on “Major Cultural Challenges Facing Female Minorities in Engineering and Sciences” Date – November 30, 2011 Time – 5:30 – 8:00 PM Location – 333 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, Room 614 Cost – Free Space is limited so please register at iwisevents@gmail.com This presentation was part […]

Nov 30 – SCWIST Brown Bag Meeting: Career Transitions

The Brown Bag Series is a monthly event organized by the Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) whose purpose is to provide a place for learning and discussion of topics to help women in STEM fields advance their careers. Date: November 30 Time: 12:00-1:30 PM Place: UBC Point Grey Campus, Biodiversity Research […]

Women: An Unmined Resource – A report on female participation within BC’s Mineral Exploration and Mining industry

The BC Mineral Exploration and Mining Labour Shortage Task Force announces the publication of “Women: An Unmined Resource – A report on female participation within BC’s Mineral Exploration and Mining industry”. This study and report reveals that there is great opportunity to further engage and employ women in a dynamic and rewarding career within the […]

Cisco Tech Chief Outlines The Advantages Of Being A Woman In Tech

In this article, Padmasree Warrior,Cisco System’s chief technology officer, shares her view on the challenges a woman will face when working in the tech industry. Read the full article here

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