WOMEN IN STEM
Veriphy believes the world needs more Women in STEM!
As a women founded and led company we are committed to promoting, advocating for and encouraging the contributions of Women in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Women are still vastly underrepresented in STEM fields, and we want to change that!
- Only 13.7% of civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineers are women.
- Only 23.1% of computer and information systems professionals are women.
“Women are always less likely to choose a STEM program, regardless of mathematical ability.” – Statistics Canada
Women in STEM are doing amazing things. Read their stories:
Agnes Cassa, B.Eng
"As a Chemical Engineer from Brazil, I had the opportunity to work for a beverage company where I was the engineer responsible for all the activities involved in soda production and mineral water bottling. My role was to ensure the company was meeting local and national regulatory requirements. This included preparing notification forms to register all the products, create and approve label information, as well as analyse and compile data from laboratory test results at various stages of production to confirm the quality of the products and process. During this time, I focused my studies in Quality and Productivity Management in order to improve my knowledge of quality control tools for monitoring process and apply it in my workplace.
After almost four years of work experience, I decided to start something new, and last year I moved to Canada to study Cosmetic Science. Cosmetics has always been a passion of mine and I have always been curious about how it was developed and how to create the products. I have just graduated and the experience of studying formulation, raw materials, and having hands-on experience in the lab was amazing. I believe that when we love what we do, the creativity and passion get together with our scientific knowledge to create and search for new things, and that’s what I enjoy about the STEM field. It is a new beginning for me, but I am very excited and motivated to be a Cosmetic Chemist."
Tanya Kizovski, M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate
The Veriphy Skincare Award for Women in STEM
Veriphy’s commitment to Women in STEM includes the establishment of a scholarship at the University of Guelph, where PhytoSpherix® was discovered. The scholarship is awarded each fall to a young woman entering a STEM program.