150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 7 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on April 2, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

Astronomy. Biology. Physics. Research computing. Structural engineering. Chemical engineering. Women’s work? Absolutely! Though these fields historically have been considered to be for men, the women that we highlighted this past week as part of the 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM initiative, are examples of just how significant the impact of women in these areas is. Two of the women braved the extremely gender biased world of science and engineering in the mid-2oth century and helped to open doors for the four others who are leading in science, computing, and engineering fields today. The profiles of these featured women show that when it comes to the STEM fields, women have long been making significant contributions, and are continuing to do so.

If you didn’t get to read the profiles of the inspiring women that we introduced this week, you can read them now:


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.

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 Learn more about 150 Days of  Canadian 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 6 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on March 26, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

This week we passed the quarter-way mark in our 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM campaign. During this time, we have built up a database that showcases over 30 Canadian women involved in STEM careers. The profiles of these women serve to show a breadth of talent and skills of women in this country. In just over 40 days, we’ve featured a wide variety of scientists and teachers and mentors and doctors and researchers and innovators.

We hope that teachers and advocates and mentors will use this growing database to help motivate young girls and women who are starting out. There are endless options for them to make their mark in science, technology, engineering, and math in Canada. We are excited to see how this database expands as we move closer to the final event on July 15.

Once again, this week, we focused on women who have helped to shape our history, and women who are deeply focused on STEM right now. Catch up on their unique and inspiring stories:


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 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 5 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on March 19, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

The momentum is continuing to build for hEr VOLUTION’s 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM campaign, leading up to the big wrap up event in July.

People continue to nominate their colleagues, friends, and family members, and many strong women are nominating themselves. They all understand the importance of showcasing the achievements of women in STEM in Canada in order to inspire more girls and young women to pursue careers in these fields.

Once again, we focused on women from Canada’s history, women with years of success in active STEM careers, and women who are just getting started — the past, present, and future of Canadian women researching, learning, doing, and teaching.

This week, these inspiring women were introduced:


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.