There are so many career options out there. Some that we aren't aware of. SheBiz brings so many possibilities to life.
The Rewarding Fields of STEM and Business Unveiled
SheBiz is a free half-day event for students in grade 9 – 12 that offers unique access to business and STEM leaders and exposure to diverse and exciting career opportunities available to women in these fields. Typically run in-person in cities across Canada, WCM will be hosting its first virtual SheBiz to be run for students across the country.. Offering students a view into the rewarding fields of business, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), this educational event has been inspiring students across the country, to pursue academic and career opportunities in these disciplines since 2012.
At WCM SheBiz, students are introduced to professionals working in various STEM and business careers; sharing their knowledge, advice and insights into their roles. Additionally the day includes interactive activities and sessions designed to assist students in their discovery of the plethora of opportunities available to them if they choose to pursue a STEM or business educational path.
I attended Women in Capital Market’s Shebiz conference back in 2015, without expectations of the impact WCM would have on my learning and development in the long-term. Fast forward to Shebiz 2019 this past November, I had the opportunity to share my story as a panelist. Shebiz 2015 gave me early exposure to career opportunities in Capital Markets and access to students and professionals engaged in the organization. WCM has made significant progress to promote D&I through their initiatives to educate students through their High School Liason, Shebiz, and Uniconnect programs (all programs which I’ve had the pleasure to participate in). Thanks to WCM and the driven, generous professionals I’ve had the pleasure to engage with and be mentored by, I’ve had nothing but support since high school and was able to kick-start my career in Capital Markets! In 2020, I hope to continue paying it forward and inspire students to pursue a career in Capital Markets, just like how I was inspired at Shebiz 2015!
WCM SheBiz Participant
After attending the eye-opening event I gained a particular interest when the keynote speaker was talking about accounting, more specifically, becoming a CPA. Ever since I attended I made it my goal to become just that. Currently I am accepted into the Accounting and Finance program at the Ted Roger’s School of Management at Ryerson University. Before attending SheBiz I was never exposed to the world of business. I had always assumed that business meant being a man in a suit, and women did not meet that criteria. I believed in this ideology because it was all I was ever told. Being a CPA is my dream and achieving it would not have been possible without getting a kick start from WCM.
WCM SheBiz Participant
I was in grade 11 when I attended SheBiz for the first time. Looking back, it had a huge impact on me because I was exposed to several empowering women and their careers. It was this event that inspired me to consider business as an option, and it eventually played a large role in my decision to pursue a Commerce undergraduate program. I know that it is discouraging to work in a male-dominated industry but I would like you to know that your actions have truly made a difference in my life and I am grateful for the initiatives that you and other women have taken.