Women in STEM Pilot Program: Panel Discusses Findings of Retention Pilot Program 2020-02-20

YES, a charitable non-profit that provides resources, tools and strategies to improve employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for Quebecers, will be hosting a panel discussion to share the findings of a 3-year pilot project identifying advancement and retention strategies for women in STEM industries.

Advisory Council
Lionel Blanshay
Rob Braide
Bill Brownstein
Scott Conrod
Charles B. Crawford
Peter R. Johnson
Guy Laframboise
Timothy Leyne
Peter McAuslan
Andy Nulman
Philip O'Brien
Herschel Segal
Robert Walsh

Board of Directors
Past President, YES
John Aylen
John Aylen Communications

President, YES
Doris Juergens
NATIONAL Public Relations

Vice-President, YES
Elisabeth Laett
Xaphan Group

Treasurer, YES
Gavin Correa, CPA, CA, CFP
LCA CPA LLP

Secretary, YES
Larry Markowitz
NATIONAL Public Relations

Samantha Bateman
Integria Consulting

Paul Dery-Goldberg
Spiegel Sohmer Avocats/Lawyers

Pino Di Ioia
BeaverTails Pastry/Moozoo Juices Gelateria

Cindy Fagen
SAP Labs Canada Inc.

Hilary Radley
Hilary Radley Designs Inc.

Geoff Wagner
 
Cherine Zananiri
Talent and Career Strategist

Aki (P) Tchitacov
Executive Director

Charitable Tax Number:
888729050RR0001

 


 
                                                  
  
  
               
 
 
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WOMEN IN STEM PILOT PROGRAM 
Panel discusses findings of retention pilot program

MONTREAL, QC (February 13th, 2020) – YES, a charitable non-profit that provides resources, tools and strategies to improve employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for Quebecers, will be hosting a panel discussion to share the findings of a 3-year pilot project identifying advancement and retention strategies for women in STEM industries. 
 

Advancing Women in STEM, a 3-year YES initiative, will be completing its pilot study shortly.

The Advancing Women in STEM pilot project was launched by YES in 2017 to recommend and test solutions to key challenges compromising women’s retention and access to leadership positions within the STEM industry, as more than half of women who begin their careers in tech leave for other industries (Catalyst, 2016).

“Fostering a more inclusive economy in Quebec is at the heart of YES’ mission. We are proud to be supporting innovative initiatives and real-world solutions that address imbalances in the workplace. We hope that the results of this pilot program continue to bring more women, and keep more women, in the fields of STEM,” said Aki Tchitacov, YES Executive Director. 

The project identified over 25 recommendations, with potential solutions tested in three Montreal companies that together employ over 230 women. On February 19th, leaders from these three piloting Montreal companies, GSoft, IC Axon, a Division of GP Canada Co and OneSpan, will discuss the outcomes, lessons learned and recommendations from the 3-year pilot program. 

About YES:
As a not-for-profit organization, YES enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment, and start and grow businesses. We help people start successful careers – for themselves, and for our community. www.yesmontreal.ca
   
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For promotional photos, press inquiries and interviews, contact:
 
Kathy Slotsve
Director of Communications &
Stakeholder Engagement

514-878-9788 ext. 337
kslotsve@yesmontreal.ca   
 
Aki Tchitacov
Executive Director

Tel: 514.878.9788 ext. 301
Cell: 514.292.9546
atchitacov@yesmontreal.ca