WISE: Women in Science and Engineering
The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Sudbury Chapter is a volunteer-run organization that is dedicated to the advancement of women in science, engineering, trades, and technology (SETT) fields. Their aim is to not only encourage women to consider careers in SETT, but also to provide them with a support network with the purpose of embracing a more diverse work culture.
WISE is involved in the Sudbury community as volunteers, mentors, advocates, and educators. Their largest annual event, the Science and Engineering Olympics, provides girls in grades 4 to 7 with the opportunity to experiment with SETT related challenges. The second-largest annual event is the Career Café, which focuses on engaging and encouraging local high school students and young adults to pursue careers in SETT industries. WISE events throughout the year involve motivational talks from distinguished women in SETT. Most of the events are associated with activities such as book exchanges, community outreach, and networking. WISE focuses on ‘choice’ so that women consider these fields as options for them and their future careers. WISE is a team of diverse professional women breaking down barriers for women to succeed in careers in science, engineering, trades and technology as well as a group of Women of Distinction.