On June 23, 2021, Engineers and Geoscientists BC will join industry professionals from around the world in celebrating International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). This international awareness campaign aims to raise the profile of women in engineering and bring attention to the career opportunities available to young women.
This year, we will celebrate the amazing work that women engineers across the province are doing to keep British Columbians safe. Beginning June 9, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn as we profile local engineering “heroes” who recognize problems and develop solutions. Check out the UBC “Geering Up” website for videos featuring our heroes and visit our INWED page to read their inspiring profiles. Join the conversation with the hashtags #INWED21 and #EngineeringHeroes.
In addition to our social media campaign, our branches and divisions are hosting a number of online events to celebrate INWED and talk about the challenges and opportunities faced by women in the profession. On June 16, join the Vancouver Branch and the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division for the Allyship in the Professions panel discussion, and on June 25, join the Okanagan Branch for the Impact of Allyship presentation.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to Engineers Canada’s 30 by 30 initiative to increase the number of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30% by the year 2030. Learn more about the important work we are doing to attract, retain, and advance women in the profession.
To learn more about how Engineers and Geoscientists BC and industry partners are celebrating INWED, visit our website. For more information on and activities and initiatives taking place around the world, visit the International Women in Engineering Day website.
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