Women in Trades and Technology (WITT)
SAIT’s WITT committee works to encourage, promote and retain gender diversity and inclusion in the trade and technology industries and provide individuals with the tools and opportunities they need to meet their goals.
In 2015, WITT was formed by three SAIT School of Construction instructors to support women entering less-traditional career paths.
Today, it comprises over 100 industry professionals and SAIT community members who are committed inclusion champions.
WITT works with students, faculty and industry partners to create resources and opportunities for one another.
International Women's Day Conference
SAIT and WITT celebrate women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements with an annual conference on International Women's Day.
We have meaningful conversations with inspiring speakers from various industries and backgrounds throughout the day. These conversations are empowering, honest and thoughtful – motivating professionals and leaders to continue to strive for more equitable standards across sectors.
- Communicating as Women in STEM by Charlotte Brammer
- Women in STEM Careers: International Perspectives on Increasing Workforce Participation, Advancement and Leadership by Diana Bilimoria & Linley Lord
- Men & Women and Tools: Bridging the Divide by Marcia Braundy
- The Development of Women and Young Professionals in STEM Careers: Tips and Tricks by Michele Kruger & Hannelie Nel
- Girls and Women of Color in STEM: Their Journeys in Higher Education by Nahed Abdelrahman, Beverly J. Irby, Julia Ballenger & Barbara Polnick
- Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes
- Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality by Torben Iversen and Frances Rosenbluth
- Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans
- Tech Boss Lady: How to Start-up, Disrupt, and Thrive as a Female Founder by Adriana Gascoigne
- Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs, Illustrated by Sophia Foster-Dimino
- Ghana Girl's STEM Academy: Infobase, film distributor; CNN (Firm). 2017.
- Great Unsung Women of Computing: Kleiman, Kathy, film director; Women Make Movies (Firm); Kanopy (Firm). 2016.
- Women in the Home Building Industry: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Infobase; National Association of Home Builders of the United States. 2006, c2001.
- Women Train to Do Men's Jobs: ABC News Productions; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Infobase. 2013, c2012.
- Canadian Association of Women in Construction: CAWIC provides women with the "opportunity to demonstrate their leadership and hone their skills by participating on our committees and board positions".
- Canadian Construction Women: Canadian Construction Women builds a "stronger construction industry by inspiring and supporting women".
- Women Building Futures: Women Building Futures provides "industry-recognized training and affordable housing for women looking to enter the construction, maintenance and driving industries."
- Alberta Women's Science Network: AWSN’s main objective is "to connect, unite, support and promote STEM programs" throughout Alberta.