Attracting and Retaining Top SETT Talentadmin February 4, 2017
Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB E4L 1A8
A lead up to the Atlantic Connections Conference June 4-5, 2015.
Who: Managers, leaders and HR professionals responsible for hiring and retaining top talent
What: A half-day workshop for managers and leaders in science, engineering and technology
The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology will deliver a workshop module designed to increase awareness of the factors that influence the success of women in their organizations, assess current workplace conditions, and share effective practices and strategies to attract, support and enable, and retain talented women.
This interactive workshop will be led by a professional SETT (science, engineering, trades and technology) facilitator, the module includes presentations and discussions on the current status of diversity in the Engineering and ICT Sectors and the business case/organizational benefits for diversity.
When: June 3rd, 2015 – 12:30 registration for 1PM start and 5PM finish (nutrition break provided)
Where: Mount Allison University, Avard-Dixon Building, Room 120
- Women in leadership positions = higher ROE, superior sales and higher ROI (Catalyst.org)
- In 2011, women were 48% of the Canadian work force, but only 30% of physical science professionals, 13% of engineers, and 21% of technical positions related to science and engineering.
- An inherently diverse workforce can spur innovation.
- Leadership lacking diversity results in fewer ideas to market.
- Women are only 14.5% of the Financial Post’s Top 500 Boards; the 5 largest banks in Canada lead with 29% women
- Women represent an untapped talent that this country can ill afford to lose.