150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 4 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on March 12, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

As people around the world celebrated International Women’s Day this week, the issue of equality for women was front and centre. Canada’s theme for IWD this year was “Equality Matters.” The point from this theme is that gender equality indeed matters for Canada — it is a crucial element that must be achieved to support our economy, our democracy, and our future.

A common message was conveyed throughout Canada and the world this week — getting more women in STEM fields is a major component of reaching gender equality.

Always promoting that message, hEr VOLUTION completed the fourth week of the 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM campaign. This week, we showcased six women whose achievements in STEM are varied and vast, offering just several examples of the many ways that girls and women can transform their interests into impactful careers. We introduced young women who are just starting to make their mark in STEM, and women from Canada’s past whose efforts helped to pave the way.

There were so many inspiring messages, discussions, and stories being shared all over the world, through every channel, during this week celebrating women. If you missed any of the 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM social media posts this week, you can catch up here:


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 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 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.