Many of the jobs for future generations will require a background in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  Current projections indicate there will not be enough people to fill these prospective positions. We need more women to choose to pursue a career in these fields.

The people with knowledge and understanding of STEM will be the people who will shape our future. If those involved in these areas all have a similar profile, this will limit the potential innovation for our next generation. It is important that we encourage young women, and other underrepresented groups, to shape the future of STEM and address complex  problems our world faces.

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Facts and figures

$288,000 in 6 renewable scholarships for outstanding female students entering STEM fields.

University of Waterloo scholarships

28%of 2016 incoming engineering 1st year class are female.
33% morefemale enrollment in STEM outreach programs by 2020

Our Commitment — HeForShe 

30 by 3030% of newly licensed engineers will be female by 2030.

Engineers Canada

37%proportion female in 2015 incoming math class

Faculty Council Sept 2015

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 Parent, Code Squad

Ontario Network of Women in Engineering

Want to change the perceptive of engineering? We are excited to share OnWiE's new video which showcases girls' impressions of the different professions and some fantastic women engineers.