Chair of the Board, Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre)
WinSETT Centre’s professional development offerings are helping to create a world where women particulate fully in science, engineering, trades, and technology careers.
Much is being written about increasing the number of women in leadership roles, on boards, and in occupations where they’re underrepresented. The business case has been made: better results, more ethical decision-making, and more creative solutions are the result of increased numbers of women. As with any long-ingrained issue, the difficulty is in the how. What actions are needed?
The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades, and Technology (WinSETT Centre) is an action-oriented non-profit organization focused on fostering opportunities that encourage women to enter, stay, grow, and lead in science, engineering, trades, and technology (SETT) careers. We envision a world where women participate fully in SETT.
WinSETT positions women for success by giving them the tools that they need to stay, grow, and lead at all levels in SETT workplaces. WinSETT Centre does this by offering facilitated and moderated Skill Builders webinars and a series of day-long workshops. All are high-quality professional development offerings based on Canadian women in SETT and the latest Canadian and international research.
WinSETT works to influence and improve workplace culture by helping employers assess the current state, set objectives, and build a plan that includes suitable and proven policies, training, and interventions to help them create a more respectful and inclusive workplace for all of their employees. We’ve worked with researchers and industry partners to develop tools and training to assist employers who are taking the lead in making changes in their workplaces.
The time to act has come. Let’s work together to create a world where women participate fully in SETT.