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Canadian Women in STEM Conference - Success Stories and Strategies for Closing the Gender Gap

May 11, 2017

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Date and Time

Sat, 15 July 2017

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

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Location

TWENTY TORONTO STREET CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

200 - 20 Toronto St

Suite 200

Toronto, Ontario M5C 2B8

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As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, we are celebrating Canadian Women in STEM with a one-day conference on July 15 at Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events .

This conference is designed to bring together women and professionals in STEM for knowledge exchange and used as a learning platform to support diversity and close the gender gap for women in STEM.

Beyond your typical conference, this event creates opportunities to open up dialogue and form tools and strategies for women in STEM and for the generation of women who are considering STEM as their future career.

We are expecting over 125 delegates and the tickets are already selling fast. 

The speakers at this event have paved the way to innovation and they will continue to inspire our future generation of young women who one day will be looking for female role models in STEM fields.

The focus will be on diverse women in STEM using 15-minute Talks and a Panel formed of high-profile speakers and world-class researchers as a key tool to inspire and motivate others to focus on gender and diversity in STEM in Canada. All speakers will share recommendations on how to close the gender gap in STEM as well as how to incorporate diversity in schools and the workplace.

The conference will be primarily open to students who are looking for opportunities in STEM and professionals in the field who are looking to support the diversity and close the gender gap for women in STEM, however, everyone is welcome!

What to expect:

Do you enjoy Ted Talks? Now you have the opportunity to be a part of the first of its kind STEM Talks. High-Profile women in STEM will each take 15 minutes to talk about their experience working as a woman in STEM: How did they get started? How did they manage to stay in the field? What are they working on? What do they have to say to you, the audience, and decision makers in STEM fields as to how to include diversity and close the gender gap in STEM?

Moreover, you will be part of our interactive STEM Panel, where women in STEM fields will have a guided discussion about STEM: challenges, opportunities and tools to help you get started in STEM fields or use them as fuel to continue to leave your mark as a leader in STEM. Furthermore, the panel will also have recommendations as to how to include diversity and close the gender gap in STEM, however, YOU will be part of that discussion as well as you will have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with the panel and the audience.

You get to network with high-profile leaders and peers in the industry all in one place. Not only will you be inspired but you will walk away with strategies and support taking you to the next level in your career or giving you straight forward tools on how to navigate the industry while building the critical confidence needed placing you in the lead when getting started.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Emily Agard: Director of SciXchange at Ryerson University

  • Natalija Pavic: Solutions Engineer at Salesforce

  • Saeide Mohajer:: AVP in the Health & Benefits practice at Aon Hewitt

  • Samantha Yammine: PhD candidate at the University of Toronto Neuroscience, Development & Stem Cells

  • Amy Leask: STEAM Educator and Founder of Red T Media

  • vaneSSa vakharia: Director of inspiration & learning, Master teacher, and Mathematical visionary

Panel Talks:

We will be announcing new speakers every week. Please visit often, however, do not wait till last minute to buy your ticket. Avoid disappointment.Don't miss out on the opportunity to listen to prominent women in STEM or simply network with one. Who knows, you may find your mentor or this may be the opportunity to find the future leader in STEM.

Tickets are available now at Eventbrite


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