150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 2 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on February 26, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 2

Momentum is building as the second week of 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM wraps up!

We appreciate the support and feedback so far and we are excited to continue sharing these inspiring stories of inspiring women.

For Black History Month, this week, we introduced six more black women in STEM fields. Each of these women has found success with a STEM-based career, but none has stopped there. These women use their success to advocate, teach, organize, inspire, and motivate. They are true role models and their stories should continue to be shared to show girls and women, and particularly black girls and women, that opportunities are available and that they can thrive in any field they choose.

If you missed the social media posts this week, please go back and view these profiles:

  • Vareia Boxill, director of Technovation Academy of Science and Technology
  • Tia Joseph, technology professional and advocate for women in STEM
  • Aisha Addo, founder of the Power to Girls Foundation and the DriveHER app
  • Michelin Kahn, environmentalist and founder of My Little Green Foot
  • Tash Jefferies, digital and social media strategist, speaker, author, and more
  • Hyacinth Margaret, nurse, role model, and motivator

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.

Repost and share and forward!

 Learn more about 150 Days of Women in Stem.

Nominate an inspiring Canadian women in STEM to be featured.

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

Use hashtag #CanWomenSTEM150 to help us spread the message about what girls and women have to offer.

150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 1 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on February 19, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

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hEr VOLUTION launched 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM this week by featuring five inspiring women.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, hEr VOLUTION is calling to attention the contributions of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields in Canada. For 150 days, a new woman is highlighted, or an issue important to women in STEM in Canada is discussed, via social media, with a complete wrap up of the week on Sundays.

In Canada, women continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields. These fields, crucial to Canada’s economy, are growing and need skilled people, so it is important to find ways to draw girls and women in to these areas.

The 150 Days of Canadian Women in Stem initiative aims to offer inspiration to girls and young women in Canada who might be considering careers in STEM, or perhaps to spark the notion in those who might not have even considered it for various reasons.

Recognizing that this is also Black History Month in Canada, hEr VOLUTION is celebrating the accomplishments of black women in STEM in February. Our own “hidden figures” introduced this week include:

Between now and July 15th, follow hEr VOLUTION’s 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM on Facebook and Instagram to read unique and inspiring stories of Canada’s females who are having an impact in STEM, and visit this blog for a wrap up of the featured stories each week. Re-post and share and forward!

Use the hashtag #CanWomenSTEM150 to help us spread the message about what girls and women have to offer.

Happy 4th for us! We made it this far!

By Doina Oncel on February 14, 2017 under Success

4th anniversary

 

Today is a VERY special day for all of us at hEr VOLUTION and for women in #STEM in Canada, we celebrate our 4th anniversary. Yes, that’s right, 4 years of achievements and still going strong.

Some of the things we have achieved: are:

  • Facilitated over 15 workshops GTA-wide from Scarborough to Milton.

  • Facilitated 3 summer tech camps for girls in partnership with Mozilla, Toronto Reference Library, People and Code and Salesforce.

  • Served over 1000 kids and young women

  • Partnered with over 25 key stakeholders.

  • Featured over 17 women in STEM on our #STEMSpark project.

  • Secured funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation to launch our hEr VOLUTION Think Tank Accelerator Program designed to intersect young women to technology, math & financial literacy in an entrepreneurial setting.

  • Trained & mentored over 50 volunteers so far.

  • Became an official mentoring

    organization

    for Women in Aerospace Canada

  • Speaking at various events, symposiums, panels, conferences and Lunch & Learns.

  • Official STEM & Non-profit

    organization

    representing women in STEM at 2016 Summit on Talent and Skills in the New Economy.

  • Nominated by Thrive in Canada & Women of Influence

  • Featured on various media platforms such as print, online & radio interviews

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