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Pursuit: “What I wish I knew when I was _____”

There’s A LOT of advice in the world of online articles (such as here and here) and books (like this) where “older” people look back and make a list of the things they wish they knew at “(enter number here)” age. These sorts of reminiscent-advice-laden articles and books are exciting! Being a “young” person you’re getting full access pass to secrets that older successful people want you to know.

 

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Pursuit: You can’t ignore this

Listen up gals, we (well, many of us) have a bad habit….

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Pursuit: Impressive Lady Profile 101, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Last week the focus was on women pursuing/studying engineering.

This week let’s take a brief look at a woman making it big in the tech world (without an engineering degree!): Sheryl Sandberg.

 

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Pursuit: Why we don’t see many women in engineering (and what you can do about it)

This week I’ll be looking further in to the numbers that I looked in to last week. When I speak with some of my friends completing engineering degrees there are some statements that I can (confidently) argue I’ve heard most of them say:

  • “Yeah, nearly half the class failed the midterm”
  • “I was in Trottier till 4AM!”
  • “Yeah I like my classes, but there are no girls!”

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Pursuit: Be the Expert, what do these numbers mean to you?

This summer, I’ll be writing about an exciting topic: women and work.

Things to look out for this month:

  • What we can learn from mistakes women have made in the fields of finance, engineering, and other non-traditional fields for women
  • The good and the bad career advice for women
  • The best practices of women in senior management

Today I want to look at how women are doing in Canada.

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