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New program at TELUS SPARK inspires more women in science

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:32 AM | Anonymous member

TELUS Spark announced that they intend to be the new organizers of a program that connects girls in 8th grade to leading female professionals in science, technology, engineering and math careers. This program is called Operation Minerva, and will offer workshops, job shadowing, and one-on-one mentorship. Operation Minerva has been around for over 25 years, and TELUS Spark is thrilled to be part of its legacy.

In 2019 Girls Who Code organized a survey which indicated that more than 50% of Canadians can’t name a female scientist or engineer. The hope is to raise more awareness of the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields and supply the resources to inspire young girls. 

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