What is happenning in Alberta?

APEGA has created a new division called Women in APEGA.

The group recently published a Managing Transitions document to help professionals and companies set up work leaves. The document is written with maturnity leave in mind, but can be used for any form of leave.


AWSN (Alberta’s Women Science Network)

AWSN’s goals are to provide science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) fields a higher profile in society as a career of choice and to provide people with an equal opportunity to succeed through visibility, networking, mentoring, and programs designed to fulfill these goals.
To support the above, AWSN has three pillars of activities and programming:

(1) Recruitment (Attraction): AWSN exposes youth to STEM careers through programs such as Operation Minerva (Grade 8/9 girls job-shadowing) Power to Choose aboriginal youth grade 7-12 (girls and boys) and affiliate programs such as the WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology) programs.

(2) Retention: AWSN supports retention and advancement of women and other under-represented groups through programs such as the MentorUP Alberta Network, WWIN (Women’s Workplace Improvement Network) and affiliate programs such as the BESTT (Bridge for Engineering, Science and Technology Talent) program.

(3) Recognition: AWSN recognizes leadership in mentors through mentoring awards and scholarships. We are honored and proud to share the experiences of our mentors and scholars through their stories.

Women’s Workplace Improvement Network (WWIN)

 WWIN is a divisioin of Alberta Women’s Science Network (AWSN). This division stems from the Retention pillar of AWSN with a goal to retain and increase the number of professional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the workforce.

WWIN currently has a project of WORK Re-Engagement Project.  This project is created to promote Alberta STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) women’s economic prosperity by addressing barriers to success and capitalizing on opportunities, focusing on women wanting to re-engage into the workforce.

Lilith Professional™ is committed to building highly diverse and inclusive workplaces, furthering not only the careers of high potential emerging leaders of top ranked employers but also the business success of those employers. A two year professional development and formal mentoring program for high performing emerging female leaders.

Young Women in Engergy – For young women, by young women, YWE was founded to champion the interests of young women working in energy.YWE aims to address the recognized need to increase female presence, development and leadership in the energy industry. We are building an authentic community where members join because they are genuinely interested in connecting with and learning from peers.

The Calgary Council for Advanced Technology (CCAT) is a non-profit organization that encourages technological innovation in the Calgary area by bringing together business and technology professionals across a wide range of industries at regularevents.

CCAT was recently awarded a Status of Women Grant to create and deliver a three year project that furthers the advancement of Women in Technology.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is an organization dedicated to enabling women to build successful businesses. They provide unique programs and services to women in business through mentoring, advising, financing and skills and network development.

Future Events

The Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CWESTT) 2014 Conference  Regina, May 22-24, 2014.


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