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June 2014

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Article: Verizon points out the little things that have a big impact on girls in math and science

Verizon has launched a company campaign to encourage more girls to get involved with STEM fields. Part of the campaign includes a powerful video of a girl who is pressured by her parent to pursue a more traditionally “feminine” path in life. To read more about the campaign and watch the video, click here.

Article: Keep Gender Stereotypes Out of Raising Kids

This article in the Huffington Post discusses the gender-stereotype-laden environment that children grow up in, from conversation topics to the clothes they wear. The article points out that skill-building toys like Lego are being increasingly marketed to girls, but more solutions are needed to make an impact. “I like your hat, that colour looks great […]

September 13: Tools for Transitions Workshop Series

SCWIST and registered clinical counsellor Sally Halliday will be hosting a four-part workshop series called Tools for Transitions.This series will provide opportunities to reflect, discuss, and actively engage with other women in science and technology and to deepen the exploration of key career and life questions. The workshops will take place from 9:30am-12:30pm on September […]

Article: How much less does a female grad earn?

A survey of Harvard’s class of 2014 reveals that the wage gap between women and men persists, even for Harvard graduates entering the same field. “According to the survey, while 29 per cent of the male grads going into finance reported earning a starting salary of more than $90,000, not one woman could boast the […]

Article: In after-school program, girls link elegance of dance and math

SHINE, an after-school program launched by Massachusetts Institute of Technology student, Kirin Sinha, combines dance and math for middle school girls. Sinha aims to challenge the stereotype that boys are better than girls at math, and help girls gain self-confidence with their math skills through dance. Click here to read the full article.

Article: Fathers doing chores at home linked to raising daughters who seek out less stereotypical careers

Research from University of British Columbia has found that when fathers share a more equal amount of domestic duties with their partner, their daughters tend to pursue less traditional careers. “Because this is a correlational study, we don’t actually know what that psychological process was underlying these findings, so that’s a question for future research,” […]

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