The Achieve Anything Foundation (AAF) was formed to develop and implement year-round projects and programs of lasting value towards inspiring female future leaders in STEM, and STEM-based fields such as Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defence. AAF inspires women with hands on experience from shop floor to top floor, to what many perceive as “non-traditional” fields for women, including sailing and flying. AAF offers unique programs including The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! signature annual events to create a lasting impression in the minds of our target female audience.
Athena Pathways is a partnership of academia, government and industry to educate women in the science and commercialization of artificial intelligence. The Athena Pathways project will help more Canadian women see the potential of the tech sector helping support Canadian tech companies fill job vacancies and, in turn, become more competitive while addressing the gender gap in AI. Women are underrepresented in AI technology, and diversity is critical for accurate models. One of Athena Pathways goals is to address this gender bias.
Education • Scholarships • Mentorship
Women in Technology (BCWiT) Team is a core group of women, members of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC), representing various disciplines in the technology field.
BCWiT recognizes that it is critical to capture the interest of your girls at a younger age with hands on events and focused career counselling. Their mission is to provide support, be an information resource and promote awareness to women in technology careers and to women seeking new career opportunities.
ASTTBC • Mentorship • Networking for Advancing Career • Professional Development • Networking for Social Reasons
Girl Guides – Girls in STEM program provides girls ages 5-17 an opportunity for hands on experience in STEM. Girls can experiment, design, create and imagine as they explore the infinite possibilities of what they can achieve in the world of science, technology, engineering and math. Girls are exposed to engineering through meetings, camps, conferences and workshops. The program also provides support and connections to women mentors in the field.
Elementary School Resources • Champion Perspective • High School Resources • Speaking to youth in community organizations or schools • Mentorship
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Girls and Steam Science is a Science World program aimed at girls 11-13 interested in all things science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math (STEAM). Girls and STEAM puts on events that includes workshops and speakers. Events include the Girls and STEAM Community Showcase which is open to the public and features eye-popping science shows, table-top demonstrations and opportunities to connect with role models and mentors to explore science careers and the cool science happening right here in our community.
Elementary School Resources • Speaking to youth in community organizations or schools • Mentorship
ISSofBC’s TechWomen program provides newcomer women with skills in introductory web development and design, technical language skills and job readiness training. Program offers woman-centered curriculum that addresses the specific training needs of newcomer women. Techwomen also provides networking and job shadow opportunities to landed immigrants, caregivers (with open work permit), refugee claimants or naturalized citizen. Applicants must have English Language proficiency Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) level 6 or higher.
Immigrant • Employer Resources • Networking for Advancing Career • Professional Development • Mentorship
KAST – Kootenay Association for Science & Technology manages the program GLOWS (Growing & Learning Opportunities With STEAM) which provides opportunities to help youth ages 5-19 find inspiration about their post-secondary education in a variety of STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) disciplines.
Champion Perspective • Elementary School Resources • High School Resources • Mentorship
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Langara College is proud of all the women who have chosen to start their STEM careers with them. 49 Women in Science wants to help break down the barriers many of Langara’s students will face as they follow their science dreams. 49 Women in Science will provide philanthropic support, resources, and access to 49 Women in Science mentors to prepare students for a successful STEM career.
The 49 Women in Science Circle brings together successful women who want to support, create opportunities for, and have an impact on young women who study and seek to establish careers in the STEM field. Funds raised by the 49 Women in Science Circle will support and nurture women as they study at Langara and move on to further education and careers. Beyond the awards, Circle members will also come together to network and mentor STEM students through a series of events hosted by the Circle throughout the year.
By joining the 49 Women in Science circle, you will not only have a positive financial impact by providing scholarships and bursaries to STEM students, but will provide a network of supports to current and future Langara students. If you would like to learn more about the 49 Women in Science, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Champion Perspective • Mentorship • Post-Secondary Resources • Volunteering
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Science AL!VE is a student-run, not-for-profit organization based at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. Science AL!VE provides opportunities to explore science beyond the textbooks through hands-on, interactive discovery workshops, camps, clubs and events for youth across BC. Programs are for youth in grades K-9 and offer customized programs for girls.
Indigenous Engagement • Mentorship • Elementary School Resources• Volunteering
Scientists and Innovators in Schools (SIS) is a volunteer-based program that helps address British Columbia’s need for more scientists, engineers, technologists, technicians, creative technology professionals and innovators to promote students’ interest in these areas. SIS’ goal is to inspire students (Grades K–12) with exciting, in-school presentations by career mentors across BC.