Promote science to girls and women

Canada needs more scientists, and we've got an extraordinary track record for developing initiatives to connect girls and women to the realities of computer science.

Reach out to the next generation

Programs for elementary and high school students

GIRLsmarts4tech Workshops

Since 2003, we have been organizing day-long workshops for Grade 6 girls. The goals of the workshops are to show girls that computer science and technology are fun, and to raise awareness of computer science as a possible career path. Your company can help build bridges to with the next generation of computer scientists by sponsoring one of our workshops.

Activities in CS

(L - R) Lesley Shannon, Elizabeth Croft, Anne Condon, Maria Klawe

Above: Four Generations of NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon

Undergraduate Community Building

FOWCS luncheons and dinners are held monthly; speakers from industry and academia are invited to come and shaire their career experience with students. We also hold workshops and panels on topics designed to encourage women in Computer Science. Past topics have included salary negotiation, presentation skills, preparing applications to graduate school, and "Thrive as a Women in Technology."

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