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Gender Equality - Vancouver, BC

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Genome British Columbia

575 West 8th Ave

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Vancouver, BC V5Z 0C4

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Gender Equality - Vancouver

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Women in the workplace face multilayered structural and personal challenges. These challenges are amplified for women in science and racialized minority groups.

You can expect to discuss barriers related to:

  • Early experiences
  • Home environment
  • Work culture

Join us this month to share your experiences and co-storm actions with other attendees to help you thrive!

Moderators:

Catalina Lopez-Correa

As Chief Scientific Officer and VP Sectors at Genome BC, and with more than 20 years of international experience in both the academic and private sectors, Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa’s deep understanding of genomics inspires leaders in science and industry to collaborate toward solving some of the world’s greatest challenges.

As part of her commitment to international development, Catalina has championed several initiatives aimed at demonstrating the impact of genomics in developing countries. She is also one of the founders for Immigrant and International Women in Science and looks forward to supporting this group of people through shared stories and experiences.

Sweta Rajan

Sweta is a scientist, coach and advocate for building inclusion practices in the workplace. She has over 10 years of experience working in the biopharmaceutical industry across US and Canada. She complemented her experience in developing assays with employee engagement, diversity and inclusion and change initiatives.

Having experienced the challenges of starting life from scratch as an international as well as immigrant woman in science in two countries, she jumped at the chance to partner with IWS co-founders and helps create a welcoming and supportive environment at meetings.

Who can attend:

This event will be primarily aimed towards immigrant or international women from a science background.

Others who are interested in this topic or feel they have valuable insights to share are requested to contact the event organizer (iws.canadian@gmail.com) before registering.

Participation Agreements:

  1. Mutual respect for individual perspectives.
  2. Active listening and a willingness to contribute to the group.
  3. Confidentiality for any details shared during the meeting.
  4. Hold the space for each participant to share.

Consent for photos and videos and other recordings:

By registering and attending this event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your attendance of this event constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the organization presently entitled: Immigrant and International Women in Science

You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by attending this event.

Please get in touch with one of your local leaders if you would like to abstain from any recording.

About IWS:

Immigrant and International Women in Science (IWS) is a growing peer support network with chapters across Canada.

Established in 2018, our vision is to build a collaborative environment for immigrant and international women in science that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada.

We hold monthly meetings facilitated by committed volunteer IWS leaders on various opportunities and challenges unique to multicultural women.

Past Topics:

  • Building your online professional credibility - Jan 2019
  • Resolving conflict in the workplace - Dec 2018
  • Imposter syndrome - Nov 2018
  • Career tips and advice - Oct 2018

For more information visit: https://iwsnetwork.ca/

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Vancouver, BC V5Z 0C4

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