Research and Best Practices

The following reports, papers and sources represent a selection of recent research into the factors that affect recruitment, retention and advancement of SETT women. In addition, there are resources that cover effective practices to increase the numbers, career success and leadership of women in these fields. See also Publications.

Becoming Leaders: A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science and Technology

This international best-seller presents important information, tips and strategies to support career success and leadership development in technical women. Professionals and university students alike will benefit from the advice based on the first-hand experiences of women engineers and scientists.

Gender Diversity 101 Brochures

These brochures were researched and created by Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST), and published from 2013 to 2015. The WinSETT Centre has co-branded with WWEST to share them.

Gender Diversity in STEM

WESTT's Rebekah Parker, Jennifer Pelletier and Elizabeth Croft published a new book in December 2015: Gender Diversity in STEM - A briefing on women in science and engineering. This book responds to common questions, topics, and misconceptions with factual, cited answers and evidence. Each topic is succinct, covered in an at-a-glance visual format. These chapters are accompanied by commentaries from industry leaders and academic experts. Topics range from unconscious bias, the business case for women in STEM, mentoring to gender diversity for managers.