One of the prevailing theories on the gender gap in wages is that it is caused in part by women taking time off to raise families....” - Time Magazine
The objectives of this event are:
To bring together mothers relaunching careers and STEM Women Leaders who have navigated similar situations in their career journey,
To spark conversation and rally support for resources and policy changes to facilitate career-relaunching mothers' re-entry into the workforce.
Women Deliver 2019, the world’s largest conference on the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls will be held in Vancouver, Canada from Jun 3-6.
Canada is seizing upon the global spotlight and momentum that the Conference provides to improve Canada’s leadership on gender equality through the Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canadaspearheaded by the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH).
In line with its advocacy for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equal Opportunity, the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) is hosting a panel discussion in collaboration with community partners, on “Empowering Mothers in Career Transition” starting the conversation to identify barriers, supports , resources, and policy changes addressing the needs of women who are relaunching careers after extended leave from the workforce due to child and/or elderly care.
This is the first of a series of events aimed at creating a roadmap and stronger advocacy for policy changes supportive of mothers returning to work.