This past weekend we had the pleasure to attend 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.
It is an initiative that resonates deeply with Lantern Institute because of the under representation of women in the Data Science industry. 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 and enables the recipient to attend our program at no cost until they secure employment.
Not only was the conference chalk-full of impressive speakers and panelists, the students had access to a career fair, pitch competitions and design competitions. At the two-day conference we manned a booth throughout the career fair and were able to meet some incredible young bright students. To hear their experiences and passion to make a positive change in our world was inspiring and 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 conference. They ensured the weekend ran smoothly for sponsors and attendees. We are already counting down the days until next year’s conference!