In May 2015, 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.
As part of this framework, we will:
- Boost female student participation in STEM experiences and academic careers to build the pipeline of future female leaders in traditionally male dominated disciplines
- Enhance female faculty representation to improve the campus environment today and drive towards parity in the future
- Attract and advance female leaders into senior academic and administrative university positions
How are we doing?
Waterloo committed to increase the number of girls and women in our STEM outreach experiences and activities to 33 per cent by 2020.
We exceed that goal and reached 35 per cent in 2017
Waterloo committed to enhance female faculty representation to 30 per cent by 2020.
We are just shy of our goal at 29 per cent in 2017.
Waterloo committed to attract and advance female leaders into senior academic and administrative university positions to 29 percent in 2020
We are currently currently at 27.5 per cent in 2017.