Empowering Womxn and Underrepresented Groups through Mid-Career Transitions

June 07, 2024

Edmonton
Toronto
Online
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WES 2024

The upcoming Summit will be live from Toronto and Edmonton, Canada, and Online 

Friday, June 07th, 2024 all day
WES 2024 Program Coming Soon
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Message from our chairs

Empowering Womxn and Underrepresented Groups through
Mid-Career Transitions

Gear up for the transformative 2024 Women in Engineering Summit, laser-focused on empowering and supporting womxn and underrepresented groups in their mid-career journeys.

Whether you’re making a comeback from a leave of absence, transitioning from another field into engineering, launching into the workforce after graduate studies, dealing with disruptive situations, or aiming for new heights on the leadership ladder – we’re extending an invitation to all!

This isn’t just another conference; it’s a rallying point for action. We’re here to equip you with the strategies and insights to ensure your transitions within or back to the industry are not just smooth but revolutionary. With a powerhouse lineup of expert speakers and panelists, we’re diving deep into what it takes to navigate and conquer mid-career transition challenges and come out stronger and better prepared for success.

But we’re not stopping at knowledge – we’re fostering an environment where action meets connection. This is your opportunity to actively contribute to and draw from a community that values inclusivity and belonging. Connect with others who share similar stages in their career paths, share experiences, and collectively elevate our journeys.

Save June 7th on your calendar and become a catalyst for change. Join us in breaking down barriers for those navigating mid-career transitions. Let’s empower not just womxn but all underrepresented groups in engineering on their journey to resounding success.

This summit is your platform to shape your trajectory, take impactful actions, and champion positive change in the engineering landscape. Together, let’s make strides that resonate and create an inclusive future for all.

Ammu Naduvath, , Co-Chair WES 2024

Ammu Naduvath, EIT

Co-Chair WES 2024
See Bio

Sheryl Rasie, Co-Chair WES 2024

Sheryl Rasie, EIT

Co-Chair WES 2024
See Bio

We’re calling on enthusiastic individuals like you to join us as volunteers for the upcoming 2024 Women in Engineering Summit!

Are you passionate about driving change in the engineering landscape?

Why Volunteer?

Shape the Future: Contribute to shaping an inclusive future for women and underrepresented groups in engineering.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry leaders, experts, and like-minded individuals.

Professional Growth: Gain hands-on experience, enhance your skills, and add a valuable achievement to your portfolio.

Exclusive Access: Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to summit events, workshops, and networking sessions.

Don’t Miss Your Chance:
Be at the heart of change and make this summit an unforgettable experience for all. We can’t wait to welcome you to our vibrant team!

WES 2024 Line of Speakers coming soon!

WES 2024 Program

See our amazing line of Speakers!

8:30 am
9:15 am

Online Keynote

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
9:30 am
10:15 am

speaker session 1 - online

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
9:30 am
10:15 am

speaker session 1 - Edmonton

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
11:30 am
12:15 pm

Speaker session 1 - Toronto

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
10:45 am
11:30 am

Speaker session 2 online

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
10:45 am
11:30 am

Speaker session 2 Edmonton

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
12:45 pm
1:30 pm

speaker session 2 Toronto

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
1:30 pm
2:15 pm

Speaker session 3 Online

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
1:30 pm
3:15 pm

Speaker session 3 Edmonton

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
3:30 pm
4:15 pm

Speaker session 3 Toronto

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
3:00 pm
3:45 pm

Speaker session 4 Online

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
3:00 pm
3:45 pm

Speaker session 4 Edmonton

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
5:00 pm
5:45 pm

Speaker session 4 Toronto

Women in Engineering Summit
Coming soon!
Our agenda is different per location! download agenda here

Agenda WES 2024

Online program (MST)
07:45 am – 08:15 am: Registration & Networking
08:15 am – 08:30 am: Opening Remarks
08:30 am – 09:15 am: Keynote Presentation
09:15 am – 09:30 am: Coffee Break
09:30 am – 10:15 am: Inclusive Leadership for Systemic Change Presentation
10:15 am – 10:45 am: Networking break
10:45 am – 11:30 am: Expanding AWA (Alternative Work Arrangements) and Promotion/Pay Equity Rules to Build More Female-Welcoming Workplaces
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch break
12:00 pm – 01:15 pm: Panel Discussion, 30 by 30, and EDI Status and Actions
01:15 pm – 01:30 pm: Small coffee break
01:30 pm – 02:15 pm: From WHY to WHAT – A conversation on how to turn setbacks into positive things
02:15 pm – 03:00 pm: Virtual lounge by sponsors
03:00 pm – 03:45 pm: Online (from Calgary) – Develop SOAR stories to get ahead in your career

Edmonton, in-person program (MST)
07:45 am – 08:15 am: Registration & Networking
08:15 am – 08:30 am: Opening Remarks
08:30 am – 09:15 am: Keynote Presentation
09:15 am – 09:30 am: Coffee Break
09:30 am – 10:15 am: Balancing Personal and Professional Life – Caring for a relative
10:15 am – 10:45 am: Networking break
10:45 am – 11:30 am: Returning to Work (Panel format) by Lauren Jans, Gerda Schulz, Kennie Nariwo, and Sheila Obi
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch break
12:00 pm – 01:15 pm: Panel Discussion, 30 by 30 and EDI Status and Actions – Diversity in societal worlds & Male parents
01:15 pm – 01:30 pm: Small coffee break
01:30 pm – 02:15 pm: Using MicroAffirmations to Overcome MicroAggression – APEGA PD Session
02:15 pm – 03:00 pm: Virtual lounge by sponsors
03:00 pm – 03:45 pm: How to Say NO to Advance in Your Career

Toronto, in-person program (EDT)
09:45 am – 10:15 am: Registration & Networking
10:15 am – 10:30 am: Opening Remarks
10:30 am – 11:15 am: Keynote Presentation
11:15 am – 11:30 am: Coffee Break
11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Balancing Personal and Professional Life – Caring for a relative
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45 pm – 01:30 pm: Create impact through courageous leadership and communication habits
01:30 pm – 02:00 pm: Networking break
02:00 pm – 03:15 pm: Panel Discussion, 30 by 30 and EDI Status and Actions – Gender and cultural diversity
03:15 pm – 03:30 pm: Small coffee break
03:30 pm – 04:15 pm: Trans and Non-Binary perspectives on the gender narrative in engineering
04:15 pm – 05:00 pm: Virtual lounge by sponsors
05:00 pm – 05:45 pm: Develop SOAR stories to get ahead in your career
05:45 pm – 6:15 pm: Virtual lounge by sponsors

Ammu Naduvath, EIT

Ammu Naduvath, , Co-Chair WES 2024
Ammu Naduvath is a Petroleum Engineer in Training, and is a great co-chair! more info about her bio coming soon!

Sheryl Rasie, EIT

Sheryl Rasie, Co-Chair WES 2024
Sheryl Rasie is a Materials Engineer in Training, currently the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Coordinator at APEGA. She is a great co-chair! more info about her bio coming soon!

WES 2024 - Speaker Bio