The many challenges of 2020 and now, have forever changed the way we see our careers in engineering by adding a new global perspective. As we commemorate IWED, International Women in Engineering Day, in June, WES is committed to continue providing a message of hope and actionable strategies to support the “30 by 30 initiative” by Engineers Canada.
Featuring incredible speakers of all genders, the 2021 Women in Engineering Summit will provide participants and leaders with strategies on:
Join us at the fourth annual Women in Engineering Summit, and our second virtual one, on June 18. A keynote opens WES 2021 to an incredible line-up of speakers and panelists addressing the importance of tipping the scale to 30% of women representation in the profession. Sessions will be interactive with 3 networking opportunities throughout the event.
“It will be an exceptional day to learn and to network”
Ingrid Pederson, WES 2021 Chair
Preparing for Paternity and Maternity Leave Transition
while Protecting your Career Capital
Evolution of FEMINEN (Females in Engineering): Enbridge’s 1st ERG (Employee Resource Group)
Fostering Male Allyship in the Workplace
M.Des., M.Sc., CCDP
Practicing Mindfulness as a Tool to Reduce Stress in your Life
Retired, CD, P.Eng., M.Div., M.Eng., CFEI
Tips for Obtaining and Maintaining a P.Eng. or a P.Geo. Designation
P.Eng., ARWP, SAS
Busting the Many Myths about Becoming an Entrepreneur
M.Eng., P.Eng., PMP, DTM
Discover your Core Values and Re-Align your Career for Life
Cowardice – Courage – Cockiness: A Slippery Spectrum for All Genders
The 30 by 30 Panel is held every year at WES, Women in Engineering Summit, to keep track of the progression of the 30 by 30 Initiative by Engineers Canada, which is a key strategy of WES. The 30 by 30 Initiative seeks to achieve the goal, by the year 2030, that 30% of newly licensed engineers and geoscientists in Canada will be female. According to the Engineers Canada website, the national number is 17.9% as of December 31, 2019. The panelists represent various regulators, members of academia and industry.
The EDI Panel was first held last year at WES, Women in Engineering Summit, last year to keep track of the progression of EDI – Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – initiatives in the engineering industry. EDI is important in engineering, because when organizations have a diverse workforce they feel more engaged and welcomed to be their authentic selves in the workplace. In this supportive work environment creativity, innovation, and profits will increase. The panelists represent various minority groups in engineering.