WISE Conference 2019 attendees

WISE Conference Opening Remarks

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; It’s an issue Lantern hopes to help resolve through supporting women in training, mentorship, and job hunting.

WISE Conference 2019 food

WISE Conference Buffet Lunch

Networking with Students

Alice networking with STEM students

Not only was the Women in STEM conference chalk-full of impressive speakers and panellists, the students had access to 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!

Keynote Speaker: Aheri Stanford-Asiyo

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!