We want to change these numbers.
At Girls SySTEM, we believe that mentorship is the most important ingredient to helping you achieve your goals. Our program aims to increase diversity in the STEM workforce by pairing students in grades 7-12 with professional mentors from a diverse range of fields. In doing so, our mentees are able to acquire first-hand knowledge of STEM early on in their academic careers, which we hope will be vital in building the confidence they need in order to break into historically (and presently!) male-dominated spheres. We also promise to provide our mentees with critical insight into various STEM careers so that they are given the ability to make more informed decisions about their futures.
the percentage of women in Canada enrolled in post-secondary studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
the percentage of women who occupy the STEM workforce—a number that has increased by only 2% since 1987.
of our mentees reported increases in their level of knowledge and awareness of STEM-related opportunities after only 1 year of participation
What our SySTEM is saying
...I plan on bringing an open mindset to explore what possible paths there are for me to take. I think that it [Girls SySTEM] can really help us follow our dreams.
This is a great opportunity to spread the knowledge and the love to the next generation...I had such a hard time navigating through all the decisions and choices when I was that age, if I can help guide others, I am so happy to do so.
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Funded by: The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Founding Partners: Novelis, Abbott, The Awesome Foundation – Kingston