Women represent only a quarter of all full-time positions in STEM, and women who obtain a degree in STEM are disproportionately placed into lower-paying technical roles.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. The number of women obtaining bachelor’s degrees in engineering has barely increased in over a decade, and women graduating from computer science programs has actually decreased since the ‘90’s.
So what can we do to empower women to pursue careers in STEM? To grow and succeed in these male-dominated industries? And to support each other through the process?
Not in STEM? No problem! You’ll hear great advice about dealing with issues all women face, such as unconscious bias, imposter syndrome, and working in male-dominated fields.
Join us on October 30 at Arcadian Loft, to hear our stellar panel of successful women in STEM share their stories, offer advice for navigating your career, discuss how women can support each other, and highlight the importance of women in male-dominated fields like STEM.
Jennifer Singh, Media Coach & Founder, She’s Newsworthy
- Leslie Woo, Chief Planning and Development Officer, Metrolinx
- Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, President & CEO, Profound Impact Corporation
- Emily Agard, Director, SciXchange, Ryerson University
- Borika Vucinic, Vice-President, Network, Bell Media