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NGO Committee on the Status of Women

NGO CSW

NGO CSW Feminist and Womens Movement Action Plan

NGO CSW Generation Equality

NGO CSW facilitates a platform for the voices and leadership of feminists and women’s rights organizations globally who lobby for their inclusion in the UN deliberations in pursuit of gender equality.

NGO CSW ensures that the voices and leadership of feminist and women’s rights organizations all over the world are included in UN deliberations such as the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). We facilitate the largest gathering of civil society at the UN in support of women by hosting 10,000 women from around the world, coordinating and scheduling their 400 parallel events.

NGO CSW hosts a two-week NGO Forum, where activists gather from around the world to discuss issues pertaining to women and girls, to network, share strategies/best practices and to lobby governments at the CSW. We also conduct advocacy trainings, prepare an orientation, offer spaces to exchange and collaborate, and host regional caucus discussions.

NGO CSW holds monthly meetings featuring NGOs, UN, and government speakers, promote a gender perspective at the UN and other international meetings, publish reports analyzing UN processes and meetings through a gender lens, have a young professional’s program, and facilitate an internship program.


TAGS:

Champion Perspective • Events • Leadership • Policy/Advocacy


CHAMPION PERSPECTIVE:

Anne-Simonen

Anja Lanz
Design Engineer, EIT

LinkedIn Profile

I am participating in key leadership roles in many committees and organizations. I sit on advisory boards and steering committees, participate or lead initiatives, and be an active contributing member. I also act as a mentor to those that are interested in learning from others.

My professional career in STEM is independent from my community involvements. However, I have always been able to find employers that value my extra curricular community work.

I have been able to become involved in some amazing projects and have been nominated for committees or initiatives, for which others appreciate the expertise that I bring.

We need to build a critical mass to advance women in engineering and technology. So far, the work rests on a few organizations and individuals that put in their energy and time. All of us can definitely use more input and support, and since we all value diversity, that is actually only achieved if more come forward and join groups and organizations, and become partners in the goal to advance women in engineering and technology. We also need to bridge to more men as goal sharers. Without collaboration across genders, we don’t move forward.


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Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)

SCWIST collaborates with STEM leaders to engage and inspire women and girls with programs, advocacy, and support networks across Canada. SCWIST offers a number of programs, events, and resources including a job board, diversity and inclusion resources, employer resources and information about scholarships, and advocacy work.


TAGS:

Employer Resources • Educator Resources • Champion Perspective • STEM Scholarships • Industry Resources • Mentorship • Policy/Advocacy • Professional Development • Speaking to Youth in community organizations or schools • Networking Events for Advancing Career • Scholarships


CHAMPION PERSPECTIVE:

Anne-Simonen

Anja Lanz
Design Engineer, EIT

LinkedIn Profile

I am participating in key leadership roles in many committees and organizations. I sit on advisory boards and steering committees, participate or lead initiatives, and be an active contributing member. I also act as a mentor to those that are interested in learning from others.

My professional career in STEM is independent from my community involvements. However, I have always been able to find employers that value my extra curricular community work.

I have been able to become involved in some amazing projects and have been nominated for committees or initiatives, for which others appreciate the expertise that I bring.

We need to build a critical mass to advance women in engineering and technology. So far, the work rests on a few organizations and individuals that put in their energy and time. All of us can definitely use more input and support, and since we all value diversity, that is actually only achieved if more come forward and join groups and organizations, and become partners in the goal to advance women in engineering and technology. We also need to bridge to more men as goal sharers. Without collaboration across genders, we don’t move forward.


Society of Internationally Trained Engineers of British Columbia (SITE-BC)

SITEBC promotes utilizing the full potential of internationally trained engineers so they can more meaningfully contribute their knowledge and skills to strengthen the Canadian economy. SITE BC offers volunteer opportunities to develop new strategic ideas and projects including writing articles and advocacy work.


TAGS:

Policy/Advocacy • Volunteering • Networking for Advancing Career • Professional Development

Westcoast Women in Engineering Science and Technology (WWEST)

WWest’s mission is to engage industry, the community and students to increase the awareness and participation of women and other under-represented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields of study and careers. WWEST works regionally and nationally on policy, research, advocacy, facilitation, and pilot programs that support women in science and engineering.

www.sfu.ca/wwest

wwest.mech.ubc.ca


TAGS:

High School Resources • Elementary School Resources • Employer Resources • Educator Resources • Industry Resources • Scholarships • Mentorship • Professional Development • Networking for Advancing Career • Speaking to youth in community organizations or schools • Policy/Advocacy

Women in Tech, part of BC Tech Association

BC’s Tech Association offers a Women in Tech program to support gender equality in technology. Women in Tech provides workshops, community connections to support women in the sector and to nurture leaders and innovators. BC Tech brings together industry leaders dedicated to supporting women in tech to develop and implement proven practices that enable women to thrive.


TAGS:

Employer Resources • Indigenous Engagement • Professional Development • Policy/Advocacy • Networking for Advancing Community