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Oct 7: Women in Energy Week Reception

Join the BC Women in Energy Network on October 7th for a Keynote Speaker & Networking Reception to celebrate Women in Energy Week – a platform designated to recognizing women’s contributions and future role in the energy sector. This event will take place on Wednesday, October 7 from 5pm to 7pm at 2900-550 Burrard St, Vancouver. Click […]

Article: Early Exposure Key to Future Science Careers

This article discusses the importance of STEM education at the elementary school age, and takes a look at Science World’s Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS) program’s contribution to several schools.

Oct 29: Workshop on Financial Planning for Careers in STEM

SCWIST is hosting an informative and interactive workshop on financial planning. You will learn how to apply specialized planning strategies for careers in science and tech as well as essential general information. This event will take place on Thursday, October 29 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at 733 Beatty st, Vancouver. Click here for more information and to register.

Article: How do tech’s biggest companies compare on diversity?

Check out this article for interactive bar graphs showing the distribution of gender and race/ethnicity of employees at major tech companies.

Article: Have Your Say: How can we encourage more girls into science careers?

This article in The Globe & Mail asks, “How can society – schools, employers, parents, each of us – help end the gender imbalance in science, tech, engineering and math professions?” It also includes quotes from WWEST’s own Lesley Shannon and Danniele Livengood!

Oct 7: Imposter Syndrome workshop

The Faculty of Health and Social Development at UBC Okanagan will be hosting “How to Feel as Bright and Capable as Everyone Seems to Think You Are:© What every woman (and man) should know about competence and self-doubt. The Imposter Syndrome and Rising Above it.” This event will include a panel discussion with STEM academics and […]

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Oct 17: Go ENG Girl

The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites girls (grades 7 – 10) and their parents/guardians to learn more about the wonderful world of engineering. Please join us for this free event where girls will have fun participating in a hands-on activity while parents learn about the possibility of engineering as a career […]

Oct 23: BC Economic Forum: Women as a catalyst for growth

The Vancouver Board of Trade will be hosting a forum on women in leadership where attendees will be able to: Discuss and commit to your personal plan of action. Engage with men, women, government and corporations to commit to advancing women in senior leadership. Help to grow the economic impact and outcomes for women in […]

Article: Why this Tesla Motors engineer stopped hiding her femininity at work

In this article, Erin Brooks, a strategic sourcing manager of core technologies at Tesla Motors, shares her experience as a blonde woman engineer struggling to be taken seriously by male colleagues. While I am immensely proud of being a woman engineer, I used to alter my appearance to fit in with the male collective at […]

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