TORONTO, October 26, 2021 / CNW / – Tundra Technical Solutions, a global recruiting leader recruiting diverse talent for the world’s most recognized brands, hosts its national mentorship event for young women to get a head start in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Today at 7 p.m. EST, the Launchpad Project will virtually connect hundreds of high school students with influential women in a wide range of STEM careers and provide scholarships for their future studies.
“Our goal is to help young women see how exciting and achievable a STEM career can be,”
Women now make up half of the workforce, but among STEM graduates, only 23 percent of women have engineering degrees and 30 percent have math and computer degrees according to the National Survey of Women. StatsCan households. These statistics show that even fewer enter the STEM workforce after graduation. By giving students access to mentorship from executive-level STEM leaders through a panel discussion and personalized meeting rooms, Tundra hopes to increase the number of young women who will pursue careers in technology and engineering.
Acting as a virtual Launchpad moderator is Komal Singh – Manager of the engineering program at Google and activist responsible for AI creating global software infrastructure and innovative products used by millions of people around the world.
Singh is also an international bestselling author of the Adventures of Ara series and the most recent, Ara the Dream Innovator. The series is inspired by a commentary by Singh’s daughter who said that “boys are engineers” and wanted to prove through these books that girls can be engineers too. Best-selling books introduce curious young minds to real-life trailblazers from a variety of backgrounds, featuring characters that can be hard to find in most children’s books. âI wanted to marry the world of tech and fantasy in kids to teach them about the world of STEM through the stories of real-life role models,â says Singh. âWe wanted to portray characters that the kids might not have encountered before, including women in tech, Indigenous people and people of color. I am very happy to lead the Tundra panel and describe my own work to show every girl that she can take a similar approach. path.”
Join Singh on the east panel Andrea Basco, Chief Information Officer at HSBC, Rupinder dhillon, Head of Sobeys Enterprise Data, and Dr. Susan siklos, psychologist and responsible for child and youth mental health at TELUS Health. Other notable mentors this year are Leigha Mitchell, named Top 30 Developers Under 30 in Canada, Lisa McBride, President of Women in Nuclear Canada and National Manager at GE Hitachi, Yasmine Somani, Director of Platform and Cloud Operations at the Pension Investment Board of Canada, and many others.
This is Tundra’s third and largest STEM event to date, attended by mentors and students from across Canada.
âOur goal is to help young women see how exciting and achievable a career in STEM can be,â said Tundra President. Michael williams. âAs a global leader in the recruitment of STEM talent, we believe it is Tundra’s duty to balance the workforce for the best and help increase diversity in these industries. The Launchpad project is a major first step towards achieving parity in the world’s fastest growing industries.
Applications for the Tundra Launchpad scholarship can be found at Scholartree.ca.
SOURCE Tundra Technical Solutions
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