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Creating Connections 2.0 (2011)



Refresh. Re-energize. Re-engineer your world.

In September 2011, Creating Connections 2.0: A New Perspective brought together 150 female engineering students, new immigrants, women in transition, and industry professionals to make connections that provide support, networking, mentoring, and partnerships, and to expand their opportunities to make positive contributions to the engineering community and to society. Our goal was to increase participants’ belief in their ability to succeed in their careers – their career self-efficacy – and thereby increase retention rates in the profession.

Participants had the opportunity to hear speakers and attend workshops on the importance and value of academic and career networks, building mentoring relationships, advancing leadership skills, and shaping and supporting their communities.In addition, women employed in industry were able to count this event towards professional development hours. An evening banquet provided further opportunity for participants to interact and network with each other.

This energizing day of personal and professional development, insightful keynote speakers, and the opportunity to create connections with other women in engineering was an event not to be missed!

When: Saturday, September 24, 2011

Where: Forest Sciences Center, 2424 Main Mall, UBC Vancouver V6T1Z4

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Thank You to our Lead Sponsors

WWEST would like to thank our Platinum sponsors, Goldcorp Inc. for their generous support.

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