Women's Workplace Improvement Network

WWIN (Women's Workplace Improvement Network) was created to start a conversation toward a more balanced and rewarding work environment, with the intent to increase the retention and advancement of female STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) professionals.

WWIN projects include the Work Re-engagement Program, initiated in March 2015 after AWSN secured a Status of Women Canada Grant. The program has concentrated on supporting female STEM professionals with career gaps (2+ years) and to work with Alberta STEM companies that want to enhance their equity, diversity and inclusion policies by including this often overlooked demographic. The grant was part of Status of Women Canada's 2015 theme to improve women's economic prosperity.

The Work Re-engagement Program produced 2 documents:

On-ramping Guide for Employers

Returning to Work After an Extended Leave.  



Work Re-engagement Program


A. To identify barriers preventing female STEM professionals with career gaps from re-entering the workforce through needs assessment and partnership.

B. To develop ‘Leading Practices’ as resource guides for both STEM women and employers that will ignite an on-going cultural change in the workplace.



To create an influential model with lasting impact on Human Resources and Organizational policies that will empower professional STEM women for greater success in their careers.

Our Mission: Enabling a culture of diversity and inclusivity through STEM Programs. AWSN acts as the platform that initiates or supports programs, partners and stakeholders who amplify, magnify, or accelerate systemic and social change within the greater community, allowing all to participate to their full capacity in STEM