There are so many things to be grateful for on this special day, most importantly we are grateful to you, our supporters and champions of change. With your help, we were able to serve over 2000 kids across GTHA and we look forward to continuing to serve much more youth and young women from diverse backgrounds and inspire them to pursue STEM careers. Read more here on our achievements in 2017 and how we plan to make an impact moving forward. More
To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Canada’s women in science past, present, and future take a look at our diverse women in STEM list from our #CanWomenSTEM150 campaign.
We are grateful for the women who have blazed a trail for the next generation of women so far. Let’s keep working to encourage more girls and young women to consider STEM careers. More
hEr VOLUTION is a Toronto-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing mentorship and training to young women from underserved communities with the goal of increasing their representation in STEM fields. Since our incorporation in 2013, hEr VOLUTION has worked with local schools and other community organizations to positively impact over 2,000 young women through STEM-related workshops, camps, and seminars. Young women are introduced to a wide-range of skills and experiences designed to help them achieve their life and career goals. In addition to providing marketable life, business, and coding skills, we also focus on teaching young women how to navigate and make use of low-cost or free online resources.
2017 has been a great year for hEr VOLUTION and we have accomplished a lot. Here is an overview of the things we did at a glance: More
Lauren Lake and Mallorie Brodie are the co-founders of Bridgit, a subscription-based app designed to make communication easier for construction workers. Lauren is a Civil Structural Engineer and an active mentor to young women in construction and she was recently named one of Canada’s top 36 high impact individuals of 2013. Bridget is the winner of The Disruptors season 2 and the only Canadian company selected for Google Demo Day Women’s Edition (which they also won). It is also one of the few startups invited to an exclusive meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“I think the thing that will drive the majority of young girls to think about careers in STEM will be the female role models that are currently in those careers.” — Lauren Lake More
Our first ever #GvingTuesdayCA campaign has had a simple message: Inspiring girls to embrace STEM careers.
Why do we do this? Statistics show that although 59% of women are Science and Technology graduates, only 23% of them hold an Engineering degree and only 30% of them are Math and computer science, graduates. In 1987, only 20 % of the people working in STEM fields were female, a number that has raised up to only 22 % to date.
What IMPACT do donations bring? More
Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s top female executive talent, as well as their organizations and networks. Established to recognize women who are making a describable difference to the advancement of women in the Canadian workplace, the awards recognize talented leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and work to inspire the current and next generation to push the boundaries of what’s possible.