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Q&A: It's important to bring women’s voices to tech conferences Special

Companies have the opportunity to elevate women leaders and shift the perception of tech conferences as male-dominated events. Lin Classon of Ensono explains how and why a a more representative environment is needed.

The best technology companies for women in 2019 revealed

Fairygodboss, a career community for women, has announced the winners of its annual Best Technology Companies for Women list. This list is compiled based on the feedback and reviews from women in the community.

New partnership to support female founded tech startups

The Big Push and Disruption Ventures have announced a new partnership focused on providing female founded technology startups with venture funding.

Cultural barriers to overcome for women to enter STEM: Study

Toronto - A new report from the education and advocacy body Girls Who Code reveals the extent of the cultural barriers in place, acting as societal blockages in terms of expanding the number of women in STEM professions.

The Big Push to accelerate the growth of women-led tech firms

Female business accelerator the Big Push is launching a new series aimed at supporting and promoting female-led technology related businesses in Canada. The aim is help redress the imbalance of women in the tech field.

Under-represented and under paid: Women in the tech sector

A new report, focusing on Canada's technology sector, finds that women continue to remain under-represented in technology fields and lower-paid than male counterparts. This issue not only affects Canada — similar findings are reported worldwide.

Five women in STEM who changed the world

Women are continuing to push forward in STEM fields and are becoming a bigger part of the sciences. However, women still only constitute 30 percent of all scientists.

Caroline Herschel — World’s first professional woman astronomer

Caroline Herschel began her life in astronomy supporting the work of her amateur astronomer brother William. She was working with him when he discovered Uranus.

Q&A: Charity finds novel ideas to inspire young people in STEM Special

Actua — a leading Canadian charity dedicated to increasing the accessibility and uptake of STEM for youth — is exploring novel ideas to promote STEM subjects among young people, based around gifts.

'It's business time' for Rocket Lab launch on Saturday

California-based Rocket Lab aims to launch its first fully commercial payload to orbit this weekend after months of delays. The company's Electron rocket will take six satellites from four companies to orbit as early as Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET.

MoveTheDial Connect mentorship platform kicks off

Toronto - The inaugural #MovetheDial Global Summit in Toronto has taken place, launching the MovetheDial Connect mentorship platform. The scheme is designed to provide mentorship opportunities for women in tech.

STEM education is needed for next generation energy workers

According to the Consumer Energy Alliance, STEM Education a must for the next generation of energy workers and a coordinated response is needed to address the education deficit.

Advancing the participation of young women in tech

Toronto - A movement called #movethedial has been established, with the aim of advancing the participation and leadership of all women in tech. The organization is now accepting applications from youth (ages 14 – 24) with a passion for STEM subjects.

Q&A: What women need to know to get ahead in tech Special

Ondas Networks, a supplier of private licensed broadband cellular data networks, have announced the appointment of industry expert Kathy Nelson to the senior leadership team. Nelson offers some insights for women entering STEM fields.

Five female scientists for National Safety Month

During National Safety Month, held each June in the U.S., individuals and organizations participate by making efforts to reduce the leading causes of unintentional injury and death at work. To mark the event, five women from science are profile.

It’s Digital Literacy Day in Toronto tomorrow

Toronto - In a forward-thinking collaboration between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library, citizens can look forward to learning all about how technology has changed the world with the city’s first annual Digital Literacy Day.

Google pledges major STEM investment

Kitchener - Google is to investment over $2 million into one of Canada’s emerging super-cluster technology areas. The focus will be on developing STEM projects and skills. Part of the funding is demarcated for youth projects.

Why it’s important to redress gender STEM balance: Interview Special

Ottawa - A recent survey on Canadian students’ and parents’ attitude towards coding highlights a significant gender gap across the board when it comes to involvement in STEM. To understand why Jennifer Flanagan, of the charity Actua, gives some answers.

New study on Canadian kids attitudes toward STEM

The first comprehensive study on Canadian kids attitudes toward STEM has been undertaken by Actua, the national Canadian charity advocating for youth education in STEM fields, and it has produced some interesting findings.

How Canada can bridge its gender deficit in STEM subjects Special

Toronto - STEM fields in Canada are dominated by men — with 20 per cent fewer women venturing into such careers. How can this imbalance be addressed? Mayrose Salvador, founder of Pueblo Science, has some answers.

Investing in the next generation of technologists

Manchester - German technology giant Siemens has partnered with Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry to invest in the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

Automation could take almost 40 percent of young workers' jobs

Automation could displace almost 40 percent of young workers over the next 15 years, according to research by PwC. People aged between 16 and 24 in the U.S. are the most at risk but there are also concerns over a lack of homegrown STEM talent in the UK.

Op-Ed: Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields

Despite government campaigns women remain underrepresented in science and technology. Despite what an infamous ex-Google employee wrote, this is nothing innate. The low levels reflect institutional and societal biases.

Canada is supporting science research in Rwanda

Toronto - April 7 marks the United Nations Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Rwanda, which makes the news that Canada is investing heavily into science, engineering and mathematics research in the country very timely.

Why Lithuania may be the next IT hotspot

Recently we have seen reports of B2B companies moving into Lithuania’s borders and setting up shop. Google is also establishing a presence in the small Baltic state.

Big Bang Theory funds science scholarships

Los Angeles - The makers of the hit television comedy “The Big Bang Theory” have launched a scheme designed to help students to begin science or technology careers. The scheme is called “The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.”

Photo Essay: School project gingerbread display at Mount Vernon Special

Mount Vernon - 'Tis the season where communities are displaying all sorts of festive cheer. One Virginia-based elementary after-school club built several wonderful gingerbread houses which are currently on display at the Mount Vernon Estate's Education Center.

Watson: American education to STEM leaders of global innovation

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are the required elements envisioned by President Barack Obama to equip Americans as the leaders of innovation in an expanding global economy.

Scientists turn fat into stem cells

There has been a lot of controversy over producing stem cells from human embryos. Now, after skin cells have become an optional source, scientists from Stanford University are demonstrating another convenient, fast way to get stem cells: our fat.

Current Stem Cell Lines May Lose U.S. Federal Funding

During the Bush Administration, approximately 20 stem cell lines qualified for federal funding. Now, under a recently signed executive order, these ongoing lines can no longer receive such funds.
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