Inspiring Fifty, in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canada, and with the support of the Senate of Canada, is proud to organize the first ever Canadian edition of the event, in order to identify and showcase the achievements and advancements of Canadian women in the science, tech, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Canada and the Netherlands strongly promote the advancement of diversity in the STEM fields – both countries recognize that the recruitment and retention of women and girls in these sectors will foster greater innovation, as well as a more inclusive and impactful workforce.
“Canada has an amazing tech ecosystem, but whether it’s startups or enterprises, the industry lags behind when it comes to supporting women, especially in leadership roles.”
* Ria Lupton, Project Lead, Inspiring Fifty Canada
Inspiring Fifty is a Dutch-based organization, which has successfully engaged in multiple initiatives to highlight inspirational female role models in the tech and innovation sectors, as well as advocate for increased diversity and gender-parity in these important fields. The project has been embraced by several other countries in Europe including the UK, France, and the Nordics and, most recently, the initiative was launched in South Africa.
WHAT: The 50 inspiring women in the Canadian tech and innovation sectors that were selected out of a pool of 400 nominees by a distinguished jury panel, will be recognized during a ceremony on 7 May. The programme will also include:
A discussion with The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Remarks by The Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran
WHEN: Monday, May 7, 2018, 12pm – 2:30pm
WITH: Inspiring Fifty, in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and with support from the Senate of Canada