On May 12, 2020 - International Women in Mathematics Day - Waterloo did something special to mark this occasion by launching the Waterloo Women’s Impact Network (WWIN).
Graduates from mathematics and computer science programs are tackling some of today’s biggest challenges, and yet women are still significantly underrepresented in STEM. In the tech industry alone, women make up less than 20% of the field and leave at twice the rate of men.
WWIN aims to change that, and we’re starting here, by building a community of alumnae, male allies, students, faculty and staff dedicated to making a difference.
Diversity and inclusion are priorities in the Faculty of Mathematics. Following in the footsteps of change-making Waterloo organizations like the Women in Mathematics (WiM) and Women in Computer Science (WiCS) committees, as well as the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC), WWIN will:
- Cultivate the curiosity of young girls and women in mathematics and computer science
- Fund programming and scholarships to support female students studying mathematics or computing
- Invest in community-led innovations that build a stronger community for women in our Faculty
We invite you to join WWIN and help increase the proportion of women and non-binary individuals at every level at Waterloo: among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and administration.
Count yourself in. Promote more women in STEM and connect with community champions at exclusive events and online engagements. Our first WWIN webinar - How Females Are Growing the Start-up Landscape – will be held on November 18 at 7 PM ET.
We hope to see you soon.
Through a combination of persistence and community, each of us has taken a unique path to success that led us to connecting in this network. What a wonderful opportunity to be a part of someone else’s community, helping the next generation of leaders carve out their own unique path to success.