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. Feb. 12, 2020Conrad Grebel celebrates HeForShe impact
    Conrad Grebel representatives at a HeForShe event

    Students, staff, and faculty at Conrad Grebel University College took time during their weekly Community Supper on January 22 to reflect on what HeForShe has meant for them at the University of Waterloo and in their personal lives. 

  2. Nov. 28, 2019HeForShe Canada #GetFree University Tour Highlights
    Student athletes holding #HeForShe Sign

    From September 16th - 20th, 2019, students across Canada gathered together to rally and take action for gender equality. Check out the video highlights! 

  3. Sep. 17, 2019Gender equity isn't a goal for tomorrow, it's a goal forever
    Crowd of people

    Campus HeForShe #GetFreeTour kick-off outlines how smashing gender inequity begins on campus

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  1. Mar. 3, 2020Highlighting Entrepreneurial Women

    Hosted by Concept by Velocity

    This International Women's Day we celebrate the contributions women make to our world with a pnel discussion between four incredibly entrepreneurial women who are ready to share their journeys with you. This will be a candid discussion around some of the specific challenges women continue to face, but also a celebration of the massive strides women have made, not without the support of all members of society.


  2. Mar. 11, 2020Men's Circle - Hosted by Arts
    Men's Circle

    Through interactive exercises and discussions, the Men’s Circle will explore some of the ways in which men can become leaders in creating a safer campus for everyone.

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