Empowering Women and Gender-Diverse individuals  through Mid-Career Transitions

June 07, 2024

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The Women in Engineering Summit (WES) is a non-profit organization that aims to empower women and gender-diverse individuals to pursue their professional designation.

During the WES annual summits we provide actionable strategies to address and overcome the most pressing issues faced in engineering workplaces, including:

    • Diversity and Inclusion (e.g., allyship, bias, intersectionality, employee networks)
    • Career Progression and Satisfaction (e.g., seeking and keeping jobs, leadership, promotion, professional designation, advocating for oneself)
    • Wellbeing (e.g., mental health, reducing stress, mindfulness, resiliency)
    • Transitions (e.g., parental leave, changing careers, returning to work)

WES goals are alignment with Engineers Canada 30 by 30 Initiative, which aims to increase the number of newly licensed professional who identify as women in Engineering to 30% by the year 2030.

WES 2024 will be held in person in Toronto and Edmonton, and online, on Friday June 7, 2024. Sponsors may be entitled to online and in person complimentary tickets for their employees (check the sponsorship benefits here).

WES by the Numbers

WES is run entirely by volunteers. The idea of founder Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve, the first summit in 2018 was organized by 8 people, with 5 of them being the speakers. Today we count with incredible volunteers (engineering professionals and students) to plan and deliver the summit, 41 of them have volunteered 3 times or more.

Over the years, the summits have been competitively priced, so much so that after discounting the cost of food for in person summits from the registration fee, there is very little left to cover other costs. That is where sponsors come in, they support WES mission and genuinely believe in the value we offer to attendees (their own employees and others in the community), without sponsors we would not be able to cover the cost of venues, technology and speakers’ stipends.

To contribute as a sponsor or to discuss alternate sponsorship ideas, please get in touch with us. We thank you in advance for reviewing this material and for supporting an inclusive work environment.

WES Impact

Encouraging Women to enter The Profession

Engineer heading Panama Canal Expansion Project brings insights to inaugural Women in Engineering Summit, see whole interview here: Engineer moves mountains, encourages women to enter profession

Meghana, Claudia and Ilya

Aligned with Engineers Canada

Our WES founder, Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve as special guest in Global News Edmonton discussing the Women in Engineering Summit (WES)

Positive Impact

During the past 6 years, we have encouraged 1050 engineering students and professionals to support women’s career satisfaction in the Engineering practice.

WES Attendance

Promoting STEM, EDI and 30 by 30

Distribution of our attendees over the years by level of education

WES Attendee composition

What attendees say about WES

Support WES

Your company can sponsor WES:

  • Through the Ticket Sales Platform

    • Select the option Sponsor the Event

    • Select sponsorship in increments of $250

    • Select to pay on the platform or pay offline (by forwarding a physical cheque), whichever you prefer

  • Or by sending a cheque to the organizers

If you require additional information or would like to discuss an alternative sponsorship, please contact sponsors@womeninengg.ca

*Note: by paying offline (via physical cheque), your dollars get fully utilized, without the fee charged by PayPal.

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We Need Your Help Urgently!

Can we count on you?

Dear WES Community:


We need your help now more than ever!

Over the years, our annual Women in Engineering Summit has flourished thanks to the incredible support from sponsor companies and individuals like you. Your generosity has enabled us to cover essential costs, including speakers’ stipends, food, venues, technology, and providing free tickets for students and unemployed professionals.

This year, we ambitiously expanded our reach by delivering three simultaneous events: in Edmonton, virtually, and for the very first time in Toronto. 40 of our 190 attendees were students, who got free admission to these events.

However, this ambitious agenda has significantly increased our costs, depleting our funds. We are now facing a critical shortfall and are unable to cover all the expenses incurred.

We urgently need your help to sponsor the 40 student tickets and ensure we can continue moving forward. Your support is crucial to maintaining the momentum of our mission to empower women in engineering.

Could we count on your help today?

Thank you for your continued support and dedication.