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General Interest Readings

Explore the world of women in science and engineering through the readings and links below!

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Gender Roles

Key words: gender, roles, scientists
“Gender roles and not gender bias hold back women scientists,” PhysOrg.com. (November 19, 2007)

Key words: gender, executive, career, women
“Executive gender gap remains, Catalyst report says: Canadian companies making slow progress in promoting women,” CBC News. (3 March 2011)


Key words: encouraging, women, NSERC
Cashman, Shantal, “Encouraging Diversity”, University of British Columbia Applied Science, 2011


  • CCWESTT Policy Forum Report: Findings from the inaugural Policy Forum from the 14th biennial Conference of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology.
  • Engineering For Change: a forum to connect, collaborate, solve challenges and share knowledge.
  • Nova Scotia: Toolkits for human resources management, learning in the workplace, and creating welcoming workplace environments.
  • BC Mining HR Task Force: Practical and useful online resources for primarily mining companies, but also companies of all industries.


Resource Centres

  • WEPAN (Women in Engineering Pro Active Network): An online resource for research, best practices and professional communities dedicated to advanced all women in engineering.
  • Advance: For the advancement of women in engineering and science careers in Universities in America.
  • Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering.  Promoting the broad implementation of the findings and recommendations of this 2008 National Academy of Engineering report.
  • College Success For Women in STEM: A comprehensive guide for women interested in STEM disciplines, including online and campus-based resources.



*WWEST does not regulate the content of the above sites and thus assumes no responsibility for the information presented.

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