WE ARE SETTING THE STAGE IN STEM
The DiversifySTEM app and website was developed based on the recommendations that came out of OSPE's "Breaking Barriers for Women in STEM" project research and report.
DiversifySTEM is a microlearning app and website that delivers bite-sized, actionable lessons to promote diversity and change culture in STEM workplaces.
DiversifySTEM is made up of modules that are flexible, enjoyable and action-oriented, with thought-provoking content that can be discussed and shared with others.
THIS IS OUR GOAL
To increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM by collecting and analyzing grassroots perspectives, developing technology-based tools for employers and promoting policy recommendations.
In 2017, The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) launched a project to address systemic barriers that contribute to the underrepresentation of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Funded by Status of Women Canada, with support from 12 partners including The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologist( OACETT), Engineers Canada and the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).
OSPE worked with students, educational institutions, professionals, employers, and governments, collecting and analyzing grassroots perspectives to develop resources, strategies and policy recommendations to support, retain and advance women in STEM.
MEET THE TEAM
KATHY LERETTE, C.E.T.
Kathy Lerette, C.E.T. is an executive-level engineering and operations professional in the energy industry and serves as Senior Vice President, Business Transformation at Alectra Utilities.