Propelling Women into STEM and Skilled and Non-Traditional Professions
The conference “Propelling Women into STEM and Skilled and Non-Traditional Professions,” was the Quebec portion of a series of virtual panels held across Canada as part of The Prosperity Project’s (TPP) Rosie the Riveter initiative. The panels, which focus on women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), skilled and non-traditional trades, and leadership roles, are being held in collaboration with presenting partner Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and media partner The Globe and Mail, with the support of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH).
Moderated by Kerlande Mibel, this event brought together experts from the academic and business communities. This first conference by The Prosperity Project’s Quebec team identified guiding principles, courses of action, priorities, and results-based strategies to address barriers to women in STEM fields and non-traditional occupations (Mibel, 2021, June 10). This text was written based on the panelists’ oral comments during the webinar. References in the text are included in order to ensure that the original ideas are attributed to the corresponding panelist.Read More