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November 2012

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Article: Women campus hires power IT workforce

“In a landmark for the IT industry, maybe for most industries, IBM India has this year hired more women than men during its campus recruitment. This is significant because it’s happened in an industry where mass recruitment is the norm. Of the campus recruitments done by IBM India till June, 52% were women — a quantum leap from the […]

Article : Diversity in Organizations by Dr. Elizabeth Croft and Jennifer Pelletier

WWEST’s very own Dr. Elizabeth Croft and Jennifer Pelletier are featured in the October issue of Innovation magazine. They examine diversity in organizations. “Recent labour studies indicate that demand for engineering and geoscience professionals in Canada will increase over the next decade.Combined with aging demographics, we may soon face significant shortages in many disciplines, particularly in western […]

YWCA High School Mentorship Program

YWCA is looking for mentors for their High School Mentorship Program. “What do mentors do? Mentors are the highly valued backbone of this program.  They are professional women who come from all over Vancouver, bringing a diverse range of careers and experiences.  Mentors are matched with students who have similar career and/or personal interests and […]

NOV 29: WIE(VR) – The Gender Gap in Engineering: How far have we come? Where do we go from here?

Speaker: Judi Hess, CEO of CopperLeaf Although in-roads are being made for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) studies and professions, women are still under-represented in these fields as compared with men, especially in Engineering.  What are the facts?  Why is this the case?  What drives these trends and how can we change […]

Article: Engineers, How are you changing the world?

“With support from the United Engineering Foundation, the NAE has been working this year to find ways to better reach the engineering community about Changing the Conversation. One of the things we’re doing, with help from National Engineers Week Foundation, is develop a train-the-trainer curriculum. Engineering organizations will be able to use the training module to […]

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