HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10

President Hamdullahpur accepted an invitation from the UN Women’s HeForShe campaign for the University of Waterloo to participate in their IMPACT 10x10x10 framework alongside governments, leading universities, and global businesses. 

In May 2015, as part of this framework, we committed to:

  • Boost female student participation in STEM outreach experiences and academic careers to build the pipeline of future female leaders in traditionally male dominated disciplines
  • Enhance female faculty representation to improve the campus environment today and drive towards parity in the future
  • Attract and advance female leaders into senior academic and administrative university positions

How are we doing?

arrows showing increaseWaterloo committed to increase the number of girls and women in our STEM outreach experiences and activities to 33 per cent by 2020. 

We exceed that goal and reached 35 per cent in 2017.


icon showing connected peopleWaterloo committed to enhance female faculty representation to 30 per cent by 2020. 

We are just shy of our goal at 29 per cent in 2017. 


Speaker at the podiumWaterloo committed to attract and advance female leaders into senior academic and administrative university positions to 29 percent in 2020

We are currently currently at 27.5 per cent in 2017. 



  1. Dec. 8, 2017PhysiX: Girls Matter event inspires 100+ girls to study science

    Grade 7 and 8 students gather on campus for hands-on workshops on everything from designing planetary mini-putt, to peering through Waterloo’s observatory telescope.

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  2. Dec. 7, 2017D'AMATO: At UW vigil: ‘As sad as this day is, I’m filled with hope and confidence’December 6 vigil.

    Even 28 years later, the grief still seems fresh.

  3. Sep. 25, 2017HeForShe scholarships awarded to exceptional first year STEM studentsSix HeForShe scholarship winners

    Six HeForShe IMPACT scholarships have been awarded to exceptional female students entering their first year as undergraduates in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The scholarships are part of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young women to pursue fields in STEM, where females are currently underrepresented.

    Read about the HeForShe scholarship winners

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  1. Jan. 23, 2018HeForShe IdeathonHeForShe Ideathon

    Join the University of Waterloo and the UN’s HeForShe initiative in ending gender-based violence on campus!

    Globally, 1 in 3 women face a form of violence, and on campuses, students typically experience violence from other students. The best solutions to on-campus violence come from students themselves!

  2. Jan. 26 to 27, 2018Waterloo Women: Ideas, Makers, and Innovators (WWIMIn)2016 participants

    Waterloo Women: Ideas, Makers, and Innovators (WIMIn) is an ideathon to inspire University of Waterloo students, alumni, staff, and faculty to collaborate in developing world-changing ideas that could lead to potential products, businesses, and a shift in mindset on pressing social issues.

  3. Feb. 13, 2018Race, Gender, and the University: A panel discussion

    Renison will be hosting a panel discussion on Race, Gender, and the University on Tuesday, Feb. 13th featuring:

    Amy Smoke, Events Coordinator, Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre

    Kai Butterfield, Workshop Facilitator, The Ripple Effect Education

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