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.  

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 exceeded our goal and reached 34% in 2019.


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

We exceeded our goal and reached 30.1% in 2019. 


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

We exceeded our goal and reached 32% in 2019. 


The University of Waterloo was the first stop on the Canadian University HeForShe #GetFree Tour hosted by the UN Women. On September 16, 2019 the campus community gathered for a campus rally and high impact lecture featuring special guests to discuss future-oriented, local and global social justice perspectives related to youth engagement, sexual violence, pay equity and overall gender equality.

Read more about the #GetFreeTour campus kick-off.


HeForShe 2019 IMPACT reportThe HeForShe Champions initiative is a unique ecosystem that engages world leaders, global CEOs and university presidents to address some of today’s most pressing gender issues. Each Champion has made three specific, measurable and transformative commitments towards achieving gender equality. This report provides an update on their progress, with hard data on gender representation and first-hand experiences from those involved in creating the changes and those positively impacted by them...

Read the full 2019 HeForShe IMPACT report (PDF)

  1. Mar. 10, 2020Warriors proud to continue efforts towards gender equity

    This is an excerpt of an article originally published on the Athletics and Recreation website.

  2. Mar. 6, 2020Honouring the Ongoing Legacy of International Women's Day

    This is a blog post originally published on the Office of the President's Blog.

    Change happens all around us on a daily basis. I see change in the discoveries made here on campus. I see it in the young and talented minds who come here to learn and live every day. Today our community marks something that goes beyond those subtle, everyday changes, but recognizes a movement that lasts generations. Today we celebrate International Women’s Day.

  3. Mar. 6, 2020HeForShe Writing Contest Anthology Winners Announced
    Cover of the Writing Anthology, which features the word legacy in the centre, with the submission titles surrounding it.

    2020 Writing Contest Winners Selected

    After a record number of submissions, the 2020 HeForShe Writing Contest winners have been selected. Category winners, along with all selected submissions, are featured in the published Anthology, available now for free at the Writing and Communication Centre, and the W Store | Course Materials + Supplies. 

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