Category: Women & Tech

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Set to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival

By Christine Persaud
A new documentary called CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place April 15-26 in New York City, and sheds light on the need for encouraging more female participation – and acceptance – in the computer sciences.

U of T Breaks Records for Female Faculty in Engineering

By Christine Persaud
he number of female faculty members at U of T has more than doubled over the past eight years, reaching 44 in 2014, up from just 21 in 2006. In total, 17% of faculty members are women – three points higher than the Ontario average, and four points higher than the average for all of Canada.

2015 International Women’s Day is All About Strong Women, Strong World

By Christine Persaud
Each year, Canada coins a particular theme for International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8. And this year, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, is focusing on strength with the tagline Strong Women. Strong World: Improving Economic Opportunities for All.

November 8 is National Girls Learning Code Day

By Christine Persaud

MasterCard has declared November 8 National Girls Learning Code Day in Canada, with plans to offer free coding classes across the country for girls and their parents. The global payments company is joining a growing list of firms shedding a spotlight on the lack of women in the technology field, and looking to change the situation through programs that target the younger generation.

Square Code Camp Encourages Young Women to Pursue Tech

By Christine Persaud
Square noticed a critical gender gap in the field of computer sciences, and is doing its part to help fill it with Code Camp, which encourages girls in high school and college to pursue careers in tech. The latest college camp, which accepts students from both Canada and the U.S., begins next January, and applications officially opened today.