150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 19 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on June 25, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

Men can come too! We appreciate the support that we receive from men, and men are welcome to attend the Canadian Women in STEM Conference.

Diversity in STEM fields benefits everyone. Having the best, most qualified, most knowledgeable, most creative, most dedicated people working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields, regardless of gender or background, benefits everyone and will help Canada advance and lead in these fields. Men have a role to play in ensuring that valuable resources are not overlooked due to their gender. And it is important for girls and young women to see men — teachers, community leaders, family members, colleagues, fellow students — respecting and supporting women in STEM.

Men who are interested in being role models and supporting diversity and inclusion in STEM are encouraged to attend the Canadian Women in STEM Conference on October 14. We would love to see you there, and you will hear some interesting talks and discussions that will inspire everyone.

Here are some examples, from the past week of the 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM social media campaign, of women who are leading and inspiring:

  • Veronica Nnensa, co-founder of Kuwala online boutique

  • Cierra Bray, founder and CEO of CGal Media

  • Samande Ghandehariun, first woman to receive a PhD in Engineering at the University of Toronto, and active researcher in the field of sustainable and renewable energy

  • Denise Pothier, Professional Engineer, Vice President at Stantec, and Techsploration board member

  • Gara Pruesse, chair of the Computer Science department at Vancouver Island University

  • Serena Vandersteen, software developer and chapter lead at Winnipeg Ladies Learning Code


Get your tickets today for the Canadian Women in STEM Conference
on 
October 14th!

Between now and July 15, follow hEr VOLUTION’s 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter
 to read unique and inspiring stories of Canada’s females who are having an impact in STEM.

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150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 18 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on June 18, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math — we have all of the STEM disciplines covered this week in the 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM social media campaign. We showcased a leading researcher and physician, an engineer and senior telecommunications executive, a math educator, an environmental scientist, and two technology leaders. Once again, we are proud to bring attention to inspiring Canadian women in a wide variety of STEM fields. If you missed any of their profiles, you can catch up here:

  • Dr. Gabrielle Horne, Clinical scholar award winning cardiology researcher

  • Opal Kelly, Senior IT Auditor at TD Bank

  • Cheryl Chan, restoration ecology specialist and Master of Environmental Studies student at the University of Waterloo

  • Natalija Pavic, enterprise technology sales professional

  • Vanessa Vakharia, math educator dedicated to breaking down gendered stereotypes in STEM education

  • Borika Vucinic, Vice-President at Bell Network, overseeing engineering support and operations and project engineering and network support teams


Get your tickets today for the Canadian Women in STEM Conference
on 
October 14th!

Between now and July 15, follow hEr VOLUTION’s 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter
 to read unique and inspiring stories of Canada’s females who are having an impact in STEM.

Re-post and share and forward!

 Learn more about 150 Days of  Canadian Women in Stem.

Visit the blog for a wrap up of the featured stories each week. 

Use hashtag #CanWomenSTEM150 to help us spread the share these women’s stories.

150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 17 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on June 11, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

For the past 17 weeks, we have been learning a lot about women in STEM. The 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM social media campaign has introduced us to wide variety of women from all over Canada. We have learned about these women’s career paths, and how important the idea of gender equality in science, technology, math, and engineering fields is to them. We have learned about the diverse paths that each one has taken to get where they are now, and what they do to help inspire other women and girls. It has been fascinating to see the profiles and watch the database of female role models grow each week.

One other thing that we have learned is that these women are generous with their time, but they are also very busy. As a result, we have moved the date of the wrap-up event, the Canadian Women in STEM Conference. The original date of July 15th, set to coincide with when the social media campaign wraps up, is in the heart of our all-too-short summer and not ideal for many attendees. The new fall date, should enable more professionals and students to attend and we are excited about how plans are continuing to take shape.

In the meantime, you can read some more profiles of inspiring Canadian women in STEM fields. Here are the six that were featured this week:


Get your tickets today for the Canadian Women in STEM Conference
on 
July 15th October 14th!

Between now and July 15, follow hEr VOLUTION’s 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter
 to read unique and inspiring stories of Canada’s females who are having an impact in STEM.

Re-post and share and forward!

 Learn more about 150 Days of  Canadian Women in Stem.

Visit the blog for a wrap up of the featured stories each week. 

Use hashtag #CanWomenSTEM150 to help us spread the share these women’s stories.