Negotiation is challenging. And sad but true, women are less likely to enter a negotiation when starting a new position or asking for that raise for two main reasons: Women are socialized to put others before themselves Women tend to believe that someone will … [Read more...] about Get It Girl: 3 Key Strategies for Negotiation as a Woman in Engineering
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been at my engineering job for almost a year and a half now. While there are still days where I don’t have all the answers, and even some days where I don’t entirely feel qualified (curse you imposter syndrome), on most days I’m amazed at how far … [Read more...] about The Best Advice I’ve Received as a Junior Engineer
As engineers, we have the power to change constructs and systems. Just not ones that have gender and diversity problems it would seem. The current percentage of female undergraduate engineering students in Canada sits at just over 20%, and this figure hasn’t moved much in the … [Read more...] about Why Are Women Leaving Engineering?
Increasing diversity in engineering is about more than getting more women into the profession. It is about bringing a variety of backgrounds and experiences together to innovate the best possible solutions for society’s problems. Diversity includes gender identity, sexual … [Read more...] about How to be an EngiQUEER Ally
Have you ever heard that small nagging voice at the back of your mind that tells you that, any minute now, someone is going to realize that your skills aren’t as cracked up as they seem and that you’ve been faking it all along? This feeling is called Imposter Syndrome … [Read more...] about The Imposter Syndrome: You Aren’t Alone