WWEST Blog

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Stacey McGillDepictions of Women in STEM: Stacey McGill
    This time we're looking at math whiz Stacey McGill of the popular teen book series "The Baby-Sitters' Club."

  • 2019: A Year in Review2019: A Year in Review
    A new year (and a new decade!) is here, which means it's time to reflect on the past year. 2019 was another exciting year for WWEST. We continued working on existing projects, and even started some new ones.

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Sharon HayesDepictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Sharon Hayes
    Dr. Sharon Hayes is a neuroscientist who is waiting to hear if she’s going to receive a half-million-dollar fellowship. She had been working hard on her research and was counting on this money to elevate it.

  • The Pink TaxThe Pink Tax
    So many people have stood in the shaving aisle looking at razors only to see that the pink ones for women cost a couple more dollars than the ones for men. Not only is this common, it has a name: the pink tax. Some people think the “pink tax” is too cutesy of a name, and maybe it is. However, it doesn’t matter what it’s called, products geared towards women are known to cost more. It’s not like the products are different either. Usually, the only difference is that they’re pink or have “for women” on the packaging.

  • Equity in ProfessorshipEquity in Professorship
    The topic of race or gender bias is a hotly debated topic in our media, which has pushed brands to introduce better diversity initiatives. For example, Apple now has nearly 40% of leaders under 30 that are women and 46% non-white employees. However, an issue that is rarely seen in media is that of diversity in many post-secondary establishments.