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.

Happy 4th for us! We made it this far!

By Doina Oncel on February 14, 2017 under Success

4th anniversary


Today is a VERY special day for all of us at hEr VOLUTION and for women in #STEM in Canada, we celebrate our 4th anniversary. Yes, that’s right, 4 years of achievements and still going strong.

Some of the things we have achieved: are:

  • Facilitated over 15 workshops GTA-wide from Scarborough to Milton.

  • Facilitated 3 summer tech camps for girls in partnership with Mozilla, Toronto Reference Library, People and Code and Salesforce.

  • Served over 1000 kids and young women

  • Partnered with over 25 key stakeholders.

  • Featured over 17 women in STEM on our #STEMSpark project.

  • Secured funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation to launch our hEr VOLUTION Think Tank Accelerator Program designed to intersect young women to technology, math & financial literacy in an entrepreneurial setting.

  • Trained & mentored over 50 volunteers so far.

  • Became an official mentoring


    for Women in Aerospace Canada

  • Speaking at various events, symposiums, panels, conferences and Lunch & Learns.

  • Official STEM & Non-profit


    representing women in STEM at 2016 Summit on Talent and Skills in the New Economy.

  • Nominated by Thrive in Canada & Women of Influence

  • Featured on various media platforms such as print, online & radio interviews


150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM #CanWomenSTEM150

By Doina Oncel on February 11, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150 Engineering Math Mathematics Science Technology




Contact: Doina Oncel

Tel. 647 878 9285

Email: doina@hervolution.org

Date: February 10, 2017



To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, hEr VOLUTION focuses on celebrating
Canadian Women in STEM


150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM is the first-of-its-kind initiative focusing on celebrating Canadian Women in STEM, via Social Media. We will commit to bringing awareness to the achievements accomplished by the “hidden figures” in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields in Canada.READ MORE