WWEST Blog

  • Is Passiveness in Wage Negotiations to Blame for Pay Gap?Is Passiveness in Wage Negotiations to Blame for Pay Gap?
    If you’re a woman tirelessly trying to make your way up the pecking order, you’ve likely heard the argument – possibly even from friends or family members – that women do not advance at the same rate as men in high profile companies due to their lack of action or aggression when negotiating advancement.

  • 7 Ways Failure Can Teach Us More than Success7 Ways Failure Can Teach Us More than Success
    Failure is one of those things in life that we all have to deal with. We all fail, and that’s okay. It’s often from our failures that we learn the lessons that lead us to success.

  • Depictions of Women in Media: Claire Huddensen Depictions of Women in Media: Claire Huddensen
    To close off Women’s History Month in Canada we’re doing a special edition of the Media Depictions of Women in STEM series, depicting a woman in science from a classic movie.

  • Can Robots be Biased/Sexist/Racist?Can Robots be Biased/Sexist/Racist?
    It's the spookiest time of the year with October coming to an end, and what better time to celebrate with something both amazing and scary--Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is closer than you think. In fact, you're holding it. From speech recognition engines to self-driving cars, the tech topic of heated debate is all around us.

  • Women's History Month: Dr. Cecilia KriegarWomen's History Month: Dr. Cecilia Kriegar
    The last of our profiles of historical women in STEM for Women’s History Month is Dr. Cecilia Kriegar, a mathematician and beloved professor known for encouraging her students to go into mathematics and engineering.