The 18th biannual CCWESTT Conference will be held this year in a new online format for the month of November 2020. The CIC is not directly involved in this conference, but we encourage our members to check out the details.

What is CCWESTT?

The Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades, and Technology (CCWESTT) is a voluntary, national non-profit coalition of individual members, groups, institutions, and industries from across the country who advocate for a diverse and inclusive Canadian Science, Engineering, Trades, and Technology (SETT) workforce.

The CCWESTT conference is a national event that brings together national and international subject experts, employers, CEOs/presidents, government representatives, and women in SETT at all phases of their career lifecycle to share their knowledge and experience around diversity and inclusion. The conference theme for 2020 is “Future Forward: Engage. Advance. Inspire.” This theme involves engaging men as allies, as well as association, organization, and government alliance building; advancing women in SETT leadership, catalyzing change, and engaging youth; and inspiring with success stories, breaking boundaries, and elevating one another.

 Why attend?

Attendees can expect:

  • Excellent networking with others who attend the conference:
  • Access to the latest “field ready” research and industry/policy learnings for you and your organization:
    • The flexible theme of Future Forward: Engage. Advance. Inspire sets the stage for sharing current and emerging research and best practices, offering powerful professional development, as well as gaining practical solutions to the challenges you face regarding attraction, promotion, and retention of women in SETT.
    • Distill research, industry, and life experience into conference proceedings, white papers, and policy documents – to help you and your organization move forward.

Women’s increased participation and advancement in the workforce bring significant economic benefits to organizations and to Canada. This compelling business case is articulated by industry and institutional leaders across all sectors and is supported by recent research findings. Enhancing the participation and leadership of women in science, engineering, trades, and technology fields will generate even greater positive impacts in our knowledge-based, technological and highly competitive global economy.

Register today and get ready to engage, advance, and inspire!