About the “Checklist of Strategies”

Update in progress.
Expected publication in 2023.

INSIDE MATTER

Welcoming Women into Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology Workplaces: A Checklist of Strategies
Prepared by
Carolyn J. Emerson and Valerie Overend
for
Women in SETT / Femmes en SGMT Initiative
Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology
c/o 6519B Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 1A6 |
www.ccwestt.org
© Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology 2008
ISBN 978-0-9784609-1-4
Printed in Canada

PREFACE

The Checklist of Strategies was developed through the WinSETT project – Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology / Femmes en sciences, génie, métiers et technologie. The project is an initiative of CCWESTT, the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (www.ccwestt.org). CCWESTT is a coalition of 27 groups representing about 25,000 individuals across the country. Each member group has programs and activities designed to promote the full participation of women in science, engineering, trades and technology in all sectors including business, industry, government and education. The Coalition was formed initially to facilitate the exchange of information among the member organizations.

The WinSETT / Femmes en SGMT project began in 2003 to build on the initiatives, knowledge and expertise of the CCWESTT member organizations to further the recruitment, retention, advancement and celebration of women in SETT. The objectives of the project are to collect, develop and disseminate the tools and services required by industry, government, educational institutions, and unions, to advance the full participation of women in these fields.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The authors acknowledge the contributions of members of the WinSETT Working Committee to the production of this Checklist, and are grateful for the generosity of the funding partners which made it possible.

The template for the WinSETT Checklist of Strategies and much of the background information related to trades, technology, operations, and blue-collar work were derived from WITT (Women in Trades and Technology) National Network material prepared by Mary Ferguson. We acknowledge with gratitude the significant pioneering contributions of WITT NN in increasing the employment of women in these fields.

CCWESTT also recognizes the important activities of our own member groups and individuals in advancing the participation and career success of women in SETT workplaces across Canada. We specifically acknowledge the resources and initiatives of SaskWITT, Women in Resource Development Committee and Hypatia Association in informing the content of this publication.

The development, printing and distribution of the WinSETT Checklist of Strategies were supported by a grant from the Women’s Program of Status of Women Canada. The opinions expressed in this document do not necessarily represent the official policy of Status of Women Canada.

We also direct readers to the helpful employer resources provided by organizations working with other under-represented groups in SETT – Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and recent immigrants – half of whom of course are women. These resources appear in the reference section.