Attendees at RISE event Last month, U of G hosted RISE: A Conference for Women in Engineering. About 125 female leaders, grads and students attended.

The conference centred on career transitions and development for women in engineering.

Workshops, career panels and keynotes addressed skills for young women to advance in engineering and leadership positions. Representatives from Walmart Canada, PepsiCo Inc., Apotex and others discussed their initiatives in mentoring young female engineers.

Mary Wells, dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, says, “This first conference of its kind at U of G was an overwhelming success.”

“It provided an important opportunity for young alumnae and students to interact with successful female leaders in the field of engineering.”

Attendees took part in workshops on interviewing, salary negotiation, mentorship, advancement, leading teams and getting their ideas heard.