HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10

In May 2015, 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.

As part of this framework, we will:

  • 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
  1. June 20, 2017Science is still sexist. I know from my own experienceKirsty Duncan sitting with female students.

    Kirsty Duncan is Canada’s Minister of Science. After visiting several universities across Canada, Kirsty Duncan, encouraged the presidents of each school to nominate more women for the Canadian Research Chairs program.

  2. June 16, 2017More women are studying computer science at WaterlooWomen and computer code

    At a time when the technology industry is struggling with gender equity in its workforce, the number of women in the University of Waterloo’s computer scienc

  3. June 13, 2017HeForShe Arts Week Goes Global

    Perfectly timed with International Women's Day, UN Women's HeForHse Arts Week was celebrated for one week from March 8th-15th.

    This week-long celebration of the power of the arts was an opportunity for everyone to take part and to take action; to examine social norms, push boundaries, and bring about social change.

    Partner institutions - ballets, operas, Broadway shows, music concerts, theaters, galleries and museums - raised awareness of gender equality and donated a percentage of proceeds to UN Women's work in creating a gender-equal world. 

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  1. June 12, 2017 to June 12, 2018Join the #CountMeIn social media campaignHeForShe hashtag graphic

    HeForShe is looking for the authentic voices of advocates who connect with these issues on a personal level and recognize that by lending their voice to HeForShe, they can affect change by inspiring others to join the movement.

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  1. May 8, 2017Waterloo’s first gender equity hackathon draws women hackersGender Equity Hackathon

    It was a hackathon with a difference. Instead of a round-the-clock event dominated by male hackers - Waterloo’s first Equithon was structured across three days with no overnights - and 50 per cent of the hackers were women.

  2. Feb. 14, 2017Gender Equity Survey of the Math FacultyDavis Center

    For the past four months, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to help lead the Gender Equity survey project under the HeForShe Math Faculty Committee. In Fall 2016, we released a survey to all undergraduate students in the Math Faculty that focused on identifying gender equity issues on campus and in the workplace.

  3. Feb. 9, 2017WWIMIn creates a safe space with no judgement, no pressure, and lots of support.Ariel image of 60 participants at WIMIn

    We have much to be proud of at the University of Waterloo. Two key areas that we continue to show incredible leadership in is our commitment to advancing gender equity on our campus, and our capabilities around entrepreneurship and moving ideas from invention to innovation. Bringing these two worlds together is where Waterloo Women Ideas Makers and Innovators (WWIMIN) comes in.

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