This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending the 2019 WISE National Conference. WISE (Women In Science and Engineering) is an incredible initiative to bring women into STEM fields and connect women working within the industry to students.
This initiative resonates deeply with Lantern Institute because of the under representation of women in Data Science. To encourage women to enter the Data Science field we offer a Women Succeeding in Data Science Scholarship. It’s awarded to our top female applicant. The recipient is able to attend our program at no upfront cost.
Not only was the Women in STEM conference chalk-full of impressive speakers and panelists, the students had access to a pitch and design competitions and a career fair. At the two-day conference we manned a booth throughout the career fair. We were able to meet some incredibly bright students. To hear their experiences and passion to make a positive change in our world was inspiring . We are grateful for the opportunity to connect with such impressive individuals!
We would like to extend our thanks to the University of Toronto’s WISE chapter for organizing this Women in STEM conference. They ensured the weekend ran smoothly for sponsors and attendees. We are already counting down the days until next year’s conference!