150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 11 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on April 30, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

We are half way there!

With the latest social media postings this week, we officially reached the half-way point in the 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM campaign.

What does this mean?

So far:

  • 75 days of recruiting, researching, and promoting inspiring women in STEM fields
  • 65 amazing women profiled, from a wide variety of STEM fields
  • 11 weekly wrap-up blogs and newsletters
  • Many likes, shares, comments, and retweets

And then:

  • 75 more days to go
  • 65 more profiles of excellent role models still to come
  • 11 more blog posts to wrap up the weekly social media posts
  • 1 impressive library of 130 impressive Canadian women in STEM as the end result
  • 1 exciting event to celebrate it all – The Canadian Women in STEM Conference on July 15th

Thank you to everyone who has helped out to this point — especially the women who have been nominated and have shared their stories to help inspire girls and young women. Your stories show the incredible impact that women in STEM can have in Canada. Keep spreading the word!

The women who were featured during this momentous week are:

 


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.

Nominate an inspiring Canadian woman 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.

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

hEr VOLUTION Launches First Women In STEM Conference

By Wendy Jacob on April 26, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

 

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, hEr VOLUTION will feature 15 high-profile Canadian Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events (located at 20 Toronto Street, Toronto). The speakers will share recommendations on how to close the gender gap in STEM, as well as how to incorporate diversity in schools and the workplace. hEr VOLUTION founder Doina Oncel says “this initiative is about unsung heroes, Canadian women in STEM who motivate and inspire the next generation of young women to follow their path and consider careers in STEM.”

Currently, there is a shortage of girls and newcomer, indigenous and low-income youth interested in STEM subjects. The conference is aimed at students seeking opportunities in STEM, and professionals in the field who support diversity and closing the gender gap for women in STEM. The conference is endorsed by CATA (Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance) and CanWIT (Women in Tech)“hEr VOLUTION aligns with CATA’s vision, we are committed to encouraging women to join the technology market and enrol in technology-related STEM studies,” says CATA CEO, John Reid.

To learn more about this conference please visit the hEr VOLUTION event page here http://bit.ly/StemmingUp.

150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 10 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on April 23, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

Science and the Earth have been the recent focus, as the annual Earth Day was celebrated around the world on April 22, and as people in many cities participated in the March for Science that same day.

Earth Day was started in 1970 as an environmental teach-in to draw attention to environmental issues, and that goal continues today. Events around the world showcased environmental issues, promoted advocacy, and demonstrated ways that citizens can take action to protect our Earth. The theme for this year’s celebration was Environmental and Climate Literacy, focusing on education with the belief that “Education is the key to advocacy and advocacy is the key to change.”

In Washington D.C. and many other communities around the world, including several in Canada, in addition to regular Earth Day activities, thousands of people participated in the first March for Science. “The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.”

At hEr VOLUTION, we believe that it is crucial that all citizens have access to education about science and other STEM fields. “Knowledge is power” and with more knowledge about climate change and environmental concerns, the more power citizens have to take positive steps. With the 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM campaign, and the concluding Canadian Women in STEM Conference on July 15, hEr VOLUTION aims to show girls and young women that careers in STEM fields are possible for them, and that they can make a contribution in these areas that are so vital to our future. This week, the social media campaign showcased six women in STEM as great examples of this:

  • Mena Ann Kinal, scientist, researcher, and women’s health advocate
  • Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, President and CEO of Digital Nova Scotia (DNS), the industry association for Nova Scotia’s digital technologies sector.
  • Sylvia Fedoruk, physicist, educator, and lieutenant-governor of Saskatchewan
  • Jo-Anne Reynolds, entrepreneur who founded SpikeBee, an online marketplace for finding and enrolling in summer camps
  • Krysta Coyle, Ph.D candidate, researcher, and advocate of girls’ and women’s rights
  • Agnes Sime Baxter, pioneering mathematician

 


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.

Nominate an inspiring Canadian woman 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.

Secure early-bird pricing for the Canadian Women in STEM Conference on July 15th!