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Waterloo Women's Impact Network

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Together, we can make Waterloo the best place in the world for women in mathematics and computer science to study, teach and conduct research.

From advancing medical breakthroughs to preventing cyberattacks, graduates from mathematics and computer science programs are tackling some of today’s biggest challenges. But that’s not the whole picture — women today make up less than 20% of the tech industry and leave the field at twice the rate as men.

We can do better. And we will — with your help.

Let's WWIN together

At Waterloo, we’re aiming to increase the proportion of women at every level: undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and administration. To do that, we’re launching the Waterloo Women’s Impact Network (WWIN).

Building on the success of existing programs, such as the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing and Waterloo’s Women in Mathematics and Women in Computer Science groups, WWIN will:

  • Enhance outreach activities that cultivate the curiosity of young girls about mathematics and computer science
  • Fund meaningful programming and scholarships to support female students studying mathematics or computing
  • Invest in innovative ideas that build a stronger community for women in the Faculty of Mathematics, preparing them to excel in male-dominated workplaces and industries
  • Reward and support talented faculty with grants towards their research

Who wins with WWIN?

We’re dedicated to inclusivity: all of WWIN’s initiatives and programs are open to all women-identifying and non-binary students, faculty and administrators.

And membership isn’t just for women. We invite male allies to join and become champions for change. With the help of our alumni, allies, faculty and staff, we’re aiming to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow and transform the face of mathematics and computer science at Waterloo.

Count yourself in. Promote more women in STEM by joining WWIN — and build your own community, connecting with other champions at exclusive in-person events and through digital activities.

To learn more about this network, get in touch with:

Christina Young
Faculty of Mathematics