150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 3 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on March 5, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

As we reach the end of week 3 of 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM, we are thrilled with the response to the campaign so far. We love hearing from people who want to talk about the accomplishments of their friends, family members, and colleagues, and from women who want to share the details of their own involvement in STEM.

Keep those nominations coming! We are building up a valuable library of inspiring role models for girls and women in Canada.

The end of week 3 also brings us closer to our wrap-up event on July 15, where you can hear from some of our featured women in person. Stay tuned for more information, coming soon, and for your chance to register early for this exciting event.

This week we featured the following women who are involved with STEM in Canada:

  • Amira Dhalla, Lead for the Mozilla Foundation’s Women and Web Literacy initiative
  • Yinka Adegbusi, a data analysis professional
  • Dr. Jenni Sidey, the Institute for Engineering and Technology Young Woman Engineer of the Year in 2016
  • Cher Jones, Corporate Social Media Trainer and Founder of Socially Active Training
  • Nicole Christen, PhD student conducting research in Intersection of Capacity Development (ICT)
  • Anne Genge, Certified Information Privacy Professional with a specialization in dentistry


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 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 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.