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WinSETT Seeking Applicants for Board

WinSETT Centre is seeking letters of interest from candidates who share our vision to fill vacancies on our board.  Read on to see if your interest and skill set are a match.  Applications due November 15, 2019. 

Who We Are

The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology or WinSETT Centre, as we have come to be known, is an action-oriented, non-profit organization that was launched in 2010 after regional consultations and three national forums with key stakeholders including women in SETT. WinSETT Centre is focused on fostering opportunities that encourage women to enter, stay, grow and lead in science, engineering, trades and technology (SETT) careers. We envision a world where women participate fully in these areas. We take a national focus on advocating for women’s full inclusion in SETT workplaces and foster links between academia, industry, governments, associations, unions, and non-governmental organizations.

What We Do

We help to position women for success by giving them the tools that they need to stay, grow and lead in SETT workplaces. WinSETT Centre does this by offering our Women in SETT Leadership Program, consisting of six facilitated, day-long workshops for women that are based on input from Canadian women in SETT and the latest Canadian and international research.

We influence and improve workplace culture by working with partners, researchers and employers. We help employers assess the current state, set objectives and build a plan that includes suitable and proven policies, training and interventions to help them create more respectful and inclusive workplaces for all of their employees.

We act as a national hub for information and research about women in SETT to provide partners, employers, women in SETT and other like-minded groups with the information they need to facilitate culture change within their organizations and beyond.

We celebrate women in science, engineering, trades and technology through social media, publications, presentations and our workshops so that all Canadians, and especially girls and young women making career choices, read and hear about the women who have made great contributions in their fields and continue to lead the way for others.

What We Need

WinSETT is currently seeking candidates to fill vacant board positions on our working, volunteer board of directors. We are looking for candidates who identify as feminist, share our passion for our vision, have a history of relationship-building and would like to enhance their board experience. We strive to represent the diversity we seek to achieve in SETT workplaces. We want a board that represents all of our sectors – science, engineering, trades and technology and the regions across Canada. Preference will be given to tradeswomen and technologists and to those who reside in regions underrepresented on our board. Fund-raising, financial management, marketing, communication, social media, strategic thinking and tech-savvy capability are valuable assets in our selection process.

How to Apply

Send your letter of interest and resume to administrator@winsett.ca on or before November 15, 2019.

Click here for a PDF version of the announcement.   

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