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.

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