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Financial Post: Canada’s most powerful women

In honor of women who are 2011’s top leaders and achievers in the public, private and non-profit sector , The Women Executive Network presents Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 awards. This year’s recipients include Frieda Granot, senior associate dean of strategic development and external relations for the Sauder School of Business at UBC. She […]

Integrated Leadership for Women – a women-only leadership development program

This program is run by Claire A Simpkins from Tekara Organizational Effectiveness Inc. It is targeted towards emerging professional women leader and runs over a 9-month period.The next cohort will starting late January 2012. Every month, participants will be involved in a 3-hour learning session with the group. In between these sessions, they will receive […]

Engineers Canada Enrolment and Degrees Awarded publication now available online

Engineers Canada Enrolment and Degrees Awarded publication for the years 2006-2010 is now accessible online. Engineers Canada gathers and prepares these statistics on enrolment and degrees awarded each academic year. This year’s report includes a section on the theme of “Gender Visibility”. Please follow the link below to access the report online: http://www.engineerscanada.ca/e/pu_enrolment.cfm

WEPAN Webinar series powerpoint slides available

The PowerPoint presentation of a WEPAN webinar held in November about “Stemming the Tides”, a study conducted on why women leave engineering, is available for download on the WEPAN website. The link can be found here The full report can be found on our website under Research & Recommended Readings, Careers

Study shows teenagers are unaware of what Engineers do

A survey commissioned by Intel Corporation shows that teenagers do not know what engineers do. After they had been exposed to what engineers do and how much money they make, more than 50 percent of teens showed interest in the career. Articles by The Oregonian, VentureBeat and Portland Business Journal, have more information about survey […]

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 […]

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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