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Women for STEM Summit:

Brave The Future

Save the Date! Thursday, October 17, 2019

Join us for a one-day conference bringing together industry and university leaders, academics, students and alumni in STEM careers to celebrate and share their experiences. The event will feature distinguished speakers and panelists exploring the challenges women face in STEM disciplines and how gender diversity will build a better future. Discussions will also focus on the benefit of greater diversity for research, innovation and the future of our society as a whole.

Ontario Tech University
61 Charles Street Building, 2nd floor Atrium
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 4X8


Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

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Early bird: $75* per person/$650* a table of 10
Regular price: $100 per person/$850 a table of 10

*Early-bird pricing available until September 20, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

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Panel Session 1 – The STEM Challenge: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Women tend to choose professions more focused on life sciences and social sciences, which results in a wide gender gap in fields such as computer science and engineering. This panel of women in STEM will discuss what the past has been and what the future can look like for STEM if we encourage more diverse involvement in this area. 

Panel Session 2 – Designing Equality in the Workplace
There is a drive to get more women interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but keeping them there might be the real challenge. This panel will discuss the role of organizations in moving towards a workplace without bias, the efforts needed from hiring practices to retention and leadership advancement opportunities for women.

Keynote speaker:
Beth Wilson, FCPA, CPA and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Dentons Canada is leading the firm through an aggressive and targeted focus on exceeding clients' expectations of value and results, and commitment to an inclusive culture that empowers diverse teams and supports an entrepreneurial spirit and performance based culture. A respected senior strategic business leader, Beth is focused on ensuring Dentons continues to be a workplace of choice for leading talent in Canada and around the world.