Women in Engineering Summit

wes 2019

Women in Engineering Summit 2019

explore. connect. grow

september 20, 2019

Telus World of Science, eDMONTOn

september 28, 2019

MacEwan BALLROOM, University of Calgary

Support the 30 by 30 Initiative

Contact us: info@womeninengg.org to volunteer

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Watch WES Founder’s Global TV Interview for the 2018 summit 

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REGISTRATION

2019

register through our partner PMINAC's WEBSITE

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Working Professionals…………...$149.00+GST

PMINAC Members…………......15% off

Students & the Unemployed………......$119.00+GST

Ticket Donation to a Student………......$119.00+GST

 

 

WHY ATTEND

diverse solutions i Value-added insights for INCLUSION 

By attending the Women in Engineering Summit in Edmonton or Calgary, you will join a growing network of individuals who support increased career satisfaction for women in engineering and geoscience, and who support the 30 by 30 Initiative by Engineers Canada. More to this, PMINAC members will get a 15% discount in the registration fee.

Women need more than a University degree to assure they have a fulfilling and sustainable career. Learn how we can support each other and discover practical solutions to increase the number of women working in the field.

The TELUS World of Science Edmonton is happy to host our Girls in Engineering Summit as well.

 

WHY SPONSOR

invest in workforce diversity

Send your employees to the Women in Engineering Summit. Share your company's goal to increase gender diversity and inclusion in engineering and geoscience.

Our introductory event last year attracted sponsors like TransCanada, CCWESTT 2018, Beckingham Environmental, and others; and media attention from Global TV News.

Sponsorship options: Summit Luncheon ($5,000), Opening Breakfast ($3,000), and Closing Cocktail ($3,000). Other opportunities range from $1,500 to $250. Email info@womeninengg.org to reserve your option per city.

Sponsorship Opportunities and Recognition

WES 2019

WES’ mission is to create an engaging space to explore practical strategies toward inclusion and retention of females in the profession. We strongly believe women engineers and geoscientists must be valued, respected and recognized for their contributions to the field, and ensuring they remain in the profession until retirement. All genders are welcomed to attend.

program WES 2019

For Edmonton and for Calgary

Registration Begins………………………………8:00 AM

Keynote & Opening Ceremonies……………….9:00 AM

Breakout Sessions: Explore………..………….10:00 AM

Breakout Sessions: Connect………..…………11:00 AM

Luncheon Begins……………………………..12:00 Noon

Discussion Panels………………………………..1:00 PM

Breakout Sessions: Grow……….………………3:00 PM

Closing Ceremonies and VIP Cocktails………..4:00 PM

Names of all Speakers and Session titles will be added soon, refer to WES 2018 speakers below for examples

 

WES 2018 HISTORY

The Program titles for last year included:

“A Dream Job for Any Engineer” Keynote Speaker: Ilya Espino de Marotta, Executive VP Engineering and Program Management for the Panama Canal

"Employment Strategies that get RESULTS" - Speaker: Karen Carleton, M.Ed., M.Sc., Specialist in Organizational Learning and Development

"How to Support your Tribe – Awareness and Behavioral Change" - Speaker: Susan Urra, P.Eng, PMP, MBA, Supervisor at the City of Edmonton and Instructor

"Fireside Chat: How to Ask for a Promotion" - Moderator: Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve, P.Eng, M.Eng., PMP, ACG, an APEGA Councillor and University Instructor

"Targets for Women in Engineering - Employment Equity Policies" - Speaker: Martha Vega-Smith, P.Eng, DTM, Pipeline Engineer and Diversity volunteer

"Inter-Gender Communication for Professional Men and Women" - Speaker: Diana Ionescu, P.Eng, NLPC, Media Consultant and Instructor at MacEwan University

"Engineers Canada's 30 by 30 Initiative: The Tipping Point We Need” – Panel Speaker: Connie Parenteau, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), Director for Engineers Canada

 

Previous Sponsors

TransCanada Corporation, CCWEST (Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology) 2018, Telus World of Science Edmonton, Beckingham Environmental, APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta), Rogowsky Engineering, Esker Consulting Ltd., Westpower Equipment Ltd., Thurber Engineering, Challenger Geomatics, EATON Electric, DIALOG, ERIEC (Edmonton Regional Immigrant Employment Council), Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton, Mark Lopez (Art Exhibition), and numerous amazing individuals who donated tickets to students.

TESTIMoNIALS

WES 2018 in Edmonton was sold out, and here are some of the testimonials:

“Keep hosting this summit! It's important for female engineers to bond and share experiences”

“It was inspiring to see IIya as the leader of the Panama Expansion project showing it is possible to have it all..........a family and a successful career.”

“I am very supportive of this initiative that provides an invaluable opportunity to engage women in successful engineering careers. Please count in my continued participation and proactive support, I would like to volunteer in assisting further editions of this event.”

“Keep event prices reasonable, keep sponsoring students.”

We support Engineers Canada's initiative to raise the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30 percent by the year 2030.

We support Engineers Canada's initiative to raise the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30 percent by the year 2030.

Last Year’s Keynote Speaker: Ilya Espino de Marotta, Executive VP Engineering and Program Management, Panama Canal.

Last Year’s Keynote Speaker: Ilya Espino de Marotta, Executive VP Engineering and Program Management, Panama Canal.

City of Edmonton Mayor, Don Iveson, kindly sent us a Proclamation presented by Councillor Sarah Hamilton, recognizing September 14, 2018 as Women in Engineering Day in Edmonton.

City of Edmonton Mayor, Don Iveson, kindly sent us a Proclamation presented by Councillor Sarah Hamilton, recognizing September 14, 2018 as Women in Engineering Day in Edmonton.