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Upcoming events and digital activities

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WWIN Webinar Series: Creating Your Own Path: Opportunities, Sustainability and Lessons Through COVID-19 (March 24, 2021)

In this fireside chat we sit down with two inspiring leaders – Joanne McKinley (BMath'00, MMath'02), Waterloo’s 2020 J.W. Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation recipient and Director of Software Development at Google, and Sandra Banks, Vice-President, University Relations at Waterloo – as we discuss the impact and changes COVID-19 has had on women in the workforce. As an advocate for work-life balance, Joanne talks candidly about her experiences gaining increasing responsibility in her career while prioritizing family.

Topics covered during this conversation will include overcoming personal resistance to taking on leadership roles, why it’s important to be intentional in your growth, overcoming the fear of missing out and how to make your work and home life more sustainable so you’re not just surviving, but thriving.

Introduced by Sophie Janszen-Spitman, WWIN student member and representative of the Women in Mathematics Committee, this conversation aims to inspire students and alumni at all stages of their career to create their own paths, be a role model for others and not be afraid to ask for changes in their workplace that will benefit not just women, but all employees.

This event will run on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 12:00 – 12:45 pm ET. Register here.

Save the date: Women in Mathematics Day Summit (May 12, 2021)

WWIN looks forward to offering a digital celebration once again on International Women in Mathematics Day – May 12. We invite you to “save the date” for this stellar day of lectures and activities, all focused around the topic of data and the new data revolution. Today more than ever, data is being used by businesses, organizations and individuals to make decisions, influence outcomes and affect change. But is the data pool biased? How can we ensure women are helping inform data at all ends of the pipeline? These are just a few questions we will discuss at this year’s celebration. Personal invitations to this event will be sent in April 2021. Don’t forget to check your inbox and register early for the sessions you’re interested in attending. To watch last year’s recordings, we invite you to visit WWIN’s YouTube channel.

Past Events and Recordings

WWIN Webinar Series: How Females Are Growing the Start-up Landscape (November 18, 2020)

In this fireside chat, we sit down with two inspiring entrepreneurial leaders – Susan Heystee, BMath ’86 and Managing Director at Golden Seeds, and Katie Witkop, Founding Designer at Faire – as we delve into topics including the importance of supporting female-owned start-ups, potential funding sources for entrepreneurs, incubators, the experience of female founders, and the recent shift towards women starting their own businesses during COVID-19.

Introduced by Keer Liu, 2019 Math Co-op Student of the Year, this conversation aims to energize students and alumni at all stages of their careers to pursue their passions and not be afraid to solve the problems they see around them.

This event ran on Wednesday, November 18 from 7:00 – 7:45 pm ET. 

International Women in Mathematics Day Celebration (May 12, 2020)

This year, we hosted a full-day digital conference, featuring talks on a variety of topics. Watch the digital recordings of each session below.

Celebration Agenda

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