Anne Millar and Mary Wells Author Event: Women of ImpactExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Women of Impact event posterAnne Millar and our very own Waterloo Professor Mary Wells are inviting those who wish to see women enter and flourish in science and engineering to hear them discuss their book Women of Impact.

Women of Impact is a collection of interviews from women pioneers and leaders in the material, metallurgy, and mining industries. This year-long project is an inspirational piece that is a record of their experiences and career accomplishments. As it stands, female participation in materials, metallurgy and mining technical positions are between 13 to 15 per cent. These fields are one of the lowest gender-diverse among primary industry categories in Canada. The hope of this collection is to give a new and exciting perspective on the impact women have in science and engineering, and encourage the current and future generation of women in these fields.

Each interviewed women got a separate profile, which begins with a short biography. The diversity of these women can be seen here, as many are from very different races, ethnicities, and cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Even their experiences differ as they worked in academia, government, or in the private sector – in Canada and abroad. The next part of their profile was a first-person narrative of their personal and professional life, with questions asking them about their initial attraction to their field of specialization, their decision to study science or engineering, and the factors that led to their success.

Copies of Women of Impact will be available on-site for purchase.


This free event has limited seats, please RSVP.

This event is open to the public and a book signing will follow the discussion.

Cost 
Free
Location 
E5 - Engineering 5
Room 3101
200 University Ave W

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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