WSTEM TO is a Toronto-based initiative aimed at creating a strong and supportive local community of women leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), dedicated to gender equality in all STEM-related fields up to leadership levels.
Launched in May 2019, WSTEM TO recently exceeded 400 active members and continues to grow steadily. WSTEM TO fosters the advancement of our network by providing regular MeetUps, mentorship and professional development programs.
November 2021: We are thrilled to announce a new Gold Sponsor! The collaboration with Sciex was launched recently, with a mutual goal of actively promoting gender equity and equality in STEM. Our discussions shed light on a real and acute issue around the recruitment of women for engineering and software development roles, and our collective responsibility for being proactive and finding ways to ensure we eliminate bias and reach enough female candidates during the hiring process.
May 2021: We are excited to collaborate with our new partner, SWE Ottawa. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. SWE Ottawa has been a global affiliate of SWE since February 2020 with the mandate to promote the retention and advancement of all women-identifying engineering professionals in the Ottawa area. We are happy to welcome you at SWE Ottawa's events that focus on connecting, networking and career development. Engineering professionals of all genders are welcome at SWE Ottawa events!
April 2021: We are happy to share that we’re launching a collaboration with IWS! IWS-Network is a grassroots organization born out of similar but independent ideas from women who saw the need to provide support and mentorship to fellow Immigrant and International Women in Science (IWS). Early in 2018, while discussing the mentorship activities they were doing in their respective cities, these women realized they could join forces and invite other women to form a Canadian-wide IWS Network. This idea spread rapidly, and thanks to the great support received by many other women across Canada, IWS Network is currently present in multiple Canadian cities, with prospects to grow even more in the future.
February 2021: WSTEM TO is thankful to our friends at Takeda Canada for their partnership and for their commitment to promote gender equality in STEM. Together, we share the vision of creating a Canadian ecosystem where women have an equal opportunity to excel in all STEM disciplines, including the biomedical fields. The only way towards scientific and technological excellence is by removing barriers and promoting inclusion. We look forward to a productive and meaningful partnership.
September 2020: WSTEM TO is delighted to acknowledge Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization as our new partner. We look forward to this collaborative partnership enabling access of our community to various aspects of health innovation economy and working towards the common goal of making Ontario a leader in Bioscience Innovation and Commercialization.
August 2020: This month, we are also pleased to commence our collaboration with BioTalent Canada as they embark on a new journey for the Student Work Placement Program that now includes healthcare professionals across Canada. This is a great opportunity for employers in healthcare sector to bring on eager to learn students for a special project through personalized and quick application process and funds that cover up to $7500 of a student´s salary.
We encourage members of our network to utilize this program to hire students and for students to reach out to employers they are interested in and make them aware of this program.
Please visit biotalent.ca/Co-opFunds to learn more.
Your generous donation will support WSTEM TO's continuous activities towards making gender equality a reality.
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