Waterloo Women's Impact Network

Female student with WWIN balloons

Welcome to the Waterloo Women’s Impact Network

We are so glad you are here. The Waterloo Women’s Impact Network (WWIN) aims to make Waterloo the best place in the world for women and other underrepresented genders in mathematics and computer science to study, to support alumni currently in math and tech careers, and spark excitement about mathematics and computer science in all youth (not just young men).

Building on the success of our on-campus partners—the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing and Waterloo’s Women in Computer Science and Women in Mathematics groups, WWIN will:

  • Enhance outreach activities that cultivate the curiosity of young people about mathematics and computer science
  • Fund meaningful programming to support women and other underrepresented genders studying mathematics and computer science
  • Invest in unique ideas that build a stronger community for women and other underrepresented genders in the Faculty of Mathematics, preparing them to excel in male-dominated workplaces and industries

We’re dedicated to inclusivity: all of WWIN’s initiatives and our partners activities are open to women and other underrepresented genders, faculty and administrators.

Oh, and membership isn’t just for women. 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 and beyond.

Blaze a trail for diversity in STEM

Count yourself in. Promote more women and underrepresented genders in STEM by joining WWIN — and build your own community, connecting with other champions through exclusive member activities and give back to the next generation by volunteering your time.

Make this network your own—invite your friends and colleagues to join as well.

Our Commitment:

WWIN acknowledges that initiatives, like our own, that seek to improve gender equity, visibility, and representation, can sometimes use language that reinforces a gender binary and a view of women as a homogeneous group. WWIN is committed to breaking down systemic barriers and assumptions, by supporting and centring a community of all gender identities that are underrepresented in mathematics and computer science. We also recognize that individuals are not defined by gender alone and the experiences of individuals in school and the workplace will also be influenced by intersecting identities. We seek to support underrepresented gender identities and all their many wonderful combinations of intersecting identities and experiences. We welcome all feedback to support is in fulfilling this commitment as we continually strive to do better.