BC organizations, schools working to encourage female business leaders

August 3, 2016

In response to the gender inequality noted in a recent Statistics Canada survey of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), organizations in the Surrey and Metro Vancouver area are working to break down industry stereotypes and encourage women to become business leaders. The article notes that the University of British Columbia’s Computer Science program for undergraduates and Simon Fraser University’s School of Computing Science have both seen an increase in female enrollment in recent years. SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences Dean Pro Tem Uwe Glaesser commented that “it’s important to encourage diversity, and applied sciences is activating programs at several levels aimed at improving the gender balance in our programs.” Business in Vancouver