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Jan 14:  YWCA Women of Distinction Nomination Info Session

Jan 14: YWCA Women of Distinction Nomination Info Session

Celebrate 2014!  Kick off the year with a YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Nomination. You are invited to register for YWCA’s free Nomination Information Session, to recognize an inspiring woman or organization whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our communities. When:  Tuesday, January 14, 5:30 pm Where:  YWCA Metro Vancouver, 535 Hornby […]

Jan 16:  Understanding the Nuts and BONES of Osteoporosis

Jan 16: Understanding the Nuts and BONES of Osteoporosis

“Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime” – Osteoporosis Canada. When: January 16th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Where: The Wicklow Pub, 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver This free event (please register here) […]

Promotional Product Grants for Charitable Organisations

4imprint (a promotional products company) has the One by One® program as their way of giving back. Each business day 4imprint gives a worthy organization $500 in promotional products to spread the word, recruit volunteers, thank donors, offer comfort to someone in need, or in some other way turn one thing into something much more.  If […]

Jan 28: Learning to Ask: A Negotiating Training Workshop for Women

Lilith Professional (a professional development company) will be offering “Learning to Ask: A Negotiation Training Workshop for Women” in Vancouver on January 28, and in Calgary on January 29. From Lilith Professional: Sara Laschever, noted author, speaker, and international authority on women and negotiating, and practice negotiation strategies will be leading two, half day workshops […]

Article: For Girls in STEM, Belonging, Not Brain Structure, Makes the Difference

Stephanie Kelly’s article finds that a sense of belonging is imperative to attracting girls to STEM programs, and that there is no evidence for claims that brains of men and women are “hardwired” differently. “Both science and women lose when stereotypes ‘serve as unnecessary gatekeepers’ to educational pursuits, writes Cordelia Fine in the book, Delusions […]

Jan 20: SCWIST “The Chemistry of Beer”

The Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) presents “The Chemistry of Beer: Why it looks and tastes the way it does – for the layperson and scientist.” This talk is for men and women, laypersons and scientists, brew masters and beer lovers. Food and drink will be served, and there will be […]

Articles:  “Unconscious Bias” and “Mentoring Works”

Articles: “Unconscious Bias” and “Mentoring Works”

WWEST has published two White Papers, and posted them on our webpage. “Unconscious Bias” addresses the assumptions and conclusions we jump to without thinking. Several studies demonstrate the impact unconscious bias can have on the hiring process, particularly for women. For example, to be seen as equally “competent” by reviewers, female researchers need to publish 3 more articles in Nature/Science, or 20 […]

Congratulations to Amiee Chan, chosen as one of Canada’s “100 Most Powerful Women”

The National Post and the Women’s Executive Network have chosen Amiee Chan as one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada. Amiee Chan, a keynote speaker at WWEST’s Creating Connections conference last May, is the CEO and president of Norsat International Inc.  She is an engineer and mentor to women interested in science and technology […]

Dec 19: CanWIT Holiday Networking Event

Network with other professional women in the technology community and learn about CanWIT’s exciting programs for the new year. During the event, CanWIT would like to hear from you about your interests and suggestions for future workshops. Be sure to bring your business card for door prizes. Date:    Thursday, December 19, 2013 Time:   […]

Article: How One College Boosted Female STEM Graduates–Fast

A recent Wall Street Journal article details how Harvey Mudd College has quadrupled its women computer-science graduates in just six years, showing how quickly a concerted effort by one organization can shift the gender balance in STEM. Approaches include: making computer science more interesting for freshmen who come in with non-technical backgrounds tackling the topic of self-doubt in […]

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